Whether Halloween’s around the corner or not, the Ichabod Crane cocktail is pretty fabulous. It blends pumpkin-flavored liqueur with Frangelico, rum and vanilla ice cream. Seriously, just reading the description is enough to make your mouth water.
This is a rich, sweet, strong drink with three ounces of alcohol. The texture is like a milkshake, and a fairly thick one at that. I like to serve it with spoon straws so guests can spoon it out when it’s hard to get through the straw. It’s a drink that can actually replace dessert.
The taste here is pumpkin and hazelnut with vanilla and hints of caramel. I actually prefer this to any pumpkin spice drink I can think of. Of course, maybe that’s just because I’m not the world’s biggest fan of pumpkin spice. But I really enjoy the subtlety of the nutmeg in this one. Or cinnamon, if you prefer.
Whichever spice you use, you can sprinkle it on top and stir it down into the drink after the fact. Or you can throw it in the blender with everything else if you want to make sure it gets really mixed up.
Ichabod Crane Cocktail Recipe
- 1 1/2 ounce Bols Pumpkin Smash liqueur
- 1 ounce Frangelico
- 1/2 ounce Cruzan 151 rum
- 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
- Nutmeg or cinnamon
Blend the pumpkin liqueur, ice cream, rum and Frangelico in a blender (optionally, add a sprinkle or two of nutmeg or cinnamon). Pour the mixture into a champagne flute. Sprinkle some nutmeg or cinnamon over the surface for garnish. You can also rim the glass with cinnamon sugar.