Smooth Mover
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Smooth Mover
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The Smooth Mover cocktail is a simple and sweet concoction that combines the bold, anise-flavored Sambuca with the popular and fizzy cola. This drink is typically served in a highball ... more The Smooth Mover cocktail is a simple and sweet concoction that combines the bold, anise-flavored Sambuca with the popular and fizzy cola. This drink is typically served in a highball glass and is characterized by its contrasting flavors: the rich, deep notes of the Sambuca intricately laced with the familiar, caramel-like sweetness of cola. It's a beverage that veers towards a sweeter palate while offering a slight herbal undertone from the liqueur. Its ease of preparation and familiar taste profile might make it appeal to those who enjoy soft drinks with a kick or are looking for a quick and easy cocktail to mix.
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Sambuca
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1.97% | 1.14 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
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30ml 1oz 3cl
550ml 18.6oz 55cl

Method
How to make a Smooth Mover

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add both ingredients to a highball glass with ice
Stir and serve

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·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What kind of Sambuca should I use for a Smooth Mover?

For a Smooth Mover, you can use any kind of Sambuca you prefer, be it white (clear) or black (dark). White Sambuca will offer a lighter, more anise-focused flavor, while black Sambuca brings a richer, slightly sweeter taste.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Smooth Mover?

A Smooth Mover should be served in a highball glass to accommodate its volume and to enhance its casual, refreshing nature. It should be served cold, with the Sambuca poured over ice, followed by cola, and gently stirred to combine the flavors without disrupting the carbonation too much.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize a Smooth Mover to suit my taste?

You can customize a Smooth Mover by adjusting the ratio of Sambuca to cola based on your preference for sweetness and strength. Adding a twist of lemon or lime can introduce a citrusy zest, enhancing the flavor complexity. For a spicier version, a dash of bitters or a cinnamon stick can be added.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Smooth Mover compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 1.97%, the Smooth Mover is considerably lower in alcohol compared to many classic cocktails. For example, a standard Margarita has an alcohol content around 13-15%, making the Smooth Mover a much lighter option suitable for occasions when you prefer a milder drink.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for enjoying a Smooth Mover?

The Smooth Mover, with its low alcohol content and refreshing mix of Sambuca and cola, is perfect for casual gatherings, summer parties, or as a light pre-dinner drink. Its ease of preparation and unique taste make it a good choice for events where a less intoxicating, conversation-friendly beverage is desired.

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