Updated: Dec 1, 2020
Thanksgiving cocktails to set you in the mood! Thanksgiving isn't a huge holiday in my home mostly cause I'm not a big turkey person but I love the transition of fall to winter. There are so many great flavors that you can work with to celebrate and add a festive kick to your holiday cocktails. I personally love to add berry flavors and sweet but not overpowering touches to my thanksgiving/late fall cocktails. I've included a few of my favorites that are easy to make at home.
The Bourbon Snatcher
2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Creme de Mure
Top with Grapefruit Soda
Garnish: 3-6 Mint Leaves and Blackberries
Recipe: In a shaker with ice, pour bourbon and creme de mure. Shake until cold. In a cocktail glass, muddle mint leaves. Pour from shaker. Top with Grapefruit soda. Garnish with mint leaves and blackberries.
Voyage to home or something like it
2 oz Vodka
1 oz Apple liqueur
1 oz Rose Liqueur
1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz simple syrup
Recipe: in a shaker with ice, pour vodka, dry vermouth, Apple liqueur, and rose liqueur. Shake until cold. Pour into a chilled martini glass.
A little salty but none the less special
2 oz Ole Smokey Salty Caramel Whiskey
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Campari
Three dashes of whiskey Bitters
Garnish: orange twist
Recipe: in a mixing glass, pour all ingredients. Stir. Pour into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with orange twist.
It’s finally PIE Season
1 1/2 oz Ole Smokey Salty Caramel Whiskey
1 oz Apple Liqueur
1 oz Ginger Liqueur
Two dashes of whiskey bitters
One sugar sube
Garnish: Pear Slice
Recipe: in a mixing glass, pour whiskey, Apple liqueur, and ginger liqueur. Stir. In an old fashioned glass, muddle sugar cube and bitters. Pour from mixing glass. Add ice.