Thinking about scooping another serving of mashed potatoes? How about you indulge in a gourmet cocktail instead! You’ll need something to toast to another year of thankfulness with and an aluminum can of beer just won’t cut it on Thanksgiving.
Maple Paloma Ingredients: 2 oz. 1800 Tequila 1 TSP Maple Syrup 4 oz. Grapefruit Soda ½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice Ingredients: Serve tall, over ice, and garnish with an orange wedge.
Apple Ginger Mule by Brooke Arthur Ingredients: 4 Pieces Muddled Sweet Apple Chunks 1 ½ oz. Aviation American Gin ¾ oz. Freshly Pressed Lime Juice 1 oz. Simple Syrup 2 oz. Ginger Beer Directions: In a pint glass, muddle the apple chunks. Next, add spirits and mixers through ginger beer. Fill with ice and shake vigorously. Strain it into ice filled collins glass. Top it off with ginger beer. Garnish with sliced apple.
More Than a Barrel Full O’ Turkeys, created by Justin August Fairweather of Evelyn in NYC Ingredients: 1 oz. Wild Turkey Spiced 1 oz. Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon 1 Dash Absinthe ½ oz. Orange Juice ½ oz. Pineapple Juice ½ oz. Lemon Juice 1 Barspoon Cardamom-Infused Grenadine Directions: Shake and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with orange spiral.
EFFEN Vodka's Toasted White Cranberry Ingredients: 1 ½ parts EFFEN Salted Caramel Vodka 1 ¾ parts Ocean Spray White Cranberry Juice ¼ part Fresh Lemon Juice ¼ part South Beach Zero Calorie Simple Syrup Garnish: Toasted Coconut Flakes Directions: In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with toasted coconut flakes.
Kilbeggan Apricot Cobbler Ingredients: 1 ¾ Parts Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey ½ Part Apricot Syrup 6 Parts Hot Water 2 Dashes Orange Bitters ¼ Part Brown Sugar Syrup Directions: Heat the glass. Add all ingredients into a hot drink glass and stir. Zest an orange over the glass and add an orange garnish studded with cloves.
Pumpkin Spice Martini Ingredients: 1 ½ parts Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka 1 part Canned Unsweetened Pumpkin ¾ part Fat Free Sweetened Condensed Milk ¾ part Unsweetened Almond Milk ½ TBSP Pumpkin Pie Spice Directions: Shake ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.
Hornitos Tequila Toddy Ingredients: 2 parts Hornitos Plata Tequila ¼ part Honey ¼ part Agave 1 Lemon Wedge 1 piece of Cinnamon 2 Cloves 4 parts Hot Water Directions: Add all ingredients to a coffee cup or heatproof glass. Stir and let steep for one minute.
Winter Star Nog Ingredients: 2 oz. SKYY Vodka 4 oz. Abuelita Hot Chocolate ½ oz. Espresso ¼ oz. Agave Syrup 1 Sage Leaf 1 Red Jalapeño 1 Green Jalapeño White Chocolate for Garnish Directions: Score the red and green jalapeño peppers. Muddle all ingredients together in a shaker and shake vigorously. Double strain into a white chocolate rimmed rocks glass. Garnish with red and green chilies.
When Two Thanksgiving Pies Meet Ingredients: 1 part Pinnacle Pecan Pie Vodka 1 part Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka Splash Half and Half Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a dusting of fresh ground nutmeg.
SMIRNOFF Honey Nut Cake Ingredients: 1 oz. SMIRNOFF Wild Honey Flavored Vodka 0.5 oz. Hazelnut Liqueur 0.5 oz. Creme de cacao 1 oz. Cream Directions: Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with nutmeg.