Pumpkin schnapps or liqueur is the iconic fall flavoring in this cocktail. A “schnapps” in American vernacular is technically a liqueur, alcohol flavored with any number of fruits, herbs, nuts, spices, flowers or creams with added sugar. In the pumpkin variety, there is a subtle pumpkin-y flavor, mixed with graham cracker, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg tastes, so it would more accurately be called “pumpkin pie” liqueur.
½ shot Kahlua liqueur?
½ shot Pumpkin schnapps or liqueur
2 shots Rum
Pour shots of Kahlua, pumpkin schnapps or liqueur, and rum into a 6-ounce glass. Top with milk, garnish with cinnamon and top with whipped cream (optional).
Recipe inspired by a drink created at McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.