With Thanksgiving dinner around the corner, there a few staples that must be on every table: turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and of course, pumpkin pie. While getting excited for all the delicious food, we’d like to focus our attention on the important part of the meal…the cocktails! Inspired by the brightest and best flavors on every Thanksgiving table, we’ve pulled together some delectable cocktail recipes for you to enjoy.
To whet your palate before the big meal, this refreshing Boodles Mulberry cocktail is inspired by traditional holiday sloe berries.
2 oz. Boodles Mulberry Gin
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Mint Leaves
Combine Mulberry Gin, Lemon Juice and Mint in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice and top with soda water.
Pumpkin Pie Punch
There’s no doubt that this time of the year is all about pumpkin and darker spirits, like this 1800 Anejo Tequila. So forget the crust and frosting for this pumpkin pie!
1.5 oz. 1800 Anejo Tequila
0.5 oz. Grand Marnier
2 tablespoons Pumpkin puree
1 oz. Maple syrup
Garnish with orange peel
Combine pumpkin puree, tequila, syrup and Grand Marnier in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain through a fine mesh strainer in a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange peel.
Everyone’s go-to drink is the easiest and most refreshing: cranberry and vodka. Shake things up a bit by mixing your homemade cranberry sauce with some vodka to make a holiday drink guests will never forget.
1.5 oz. Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
0.75 oz Simple Syrup
Top Mulled Cranberry Juice
**Purchase your favorite mulling spices and mix with unsweetened cranberry juice
Add all ingredients in an 8 1⁄2 oz. Hot Toddy mug. Top with Hot Mulled Cranberry juice. Garnish with a long clove-spiked orange peel & cinnamon stick.
Finish the night by celebrate with family and friends and the perfect drink; tequila, champagne and chocolate! Reserva is best enjoyed neat and while you don’t typically mix-up a $150/bottle tequila this simple and luxurious cocktail makes for the ideal dessert cocktail.
1 oz. Reserva de la Familia Tequila
Splash Simple Syrup
5 oz. Champagne
Garnish with chocolate shavings
Add tequila and simple syrup in champagne flute. Top with Champagne and garnish with chocolate shavings.