Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so take out grandma’s turkey recipe and wow your family and friends. But don’t forget one key element of the holiday dinner: the drinks.
The best Thanksgiving cocktails should complement the food and give your guests a nice and warm feeling. It can be a bit of a balancing act. But, don’t worry: we’ve gathered for you five delicious recipes that will please everyone at the table.
Let’s get started:
- The Culprit
If you’re a whiskey lover, then this Thanksgiving cocktail is perfect for you. It has a dash (or more, we don’t judge) of Woodford Reserve Rye with notes of apple and spices, such as lemon, honey, cranberry liqueur, and velvet falernum. It’s a pretty strong cocktail that’s perfect if you want to impress your friends this holiday season.
- Stalin’s Help
Don’t let the name of this cocktail fool you: there’s nothing dictatorial about it. Stalin’s Help is a fantastic starter cocktail to get the conversation going before dinner is ready. Miix Stoli Vanil, St. George Nola Coffee liqueur, a bit of Rumchata, and as much chocolate liquor as you’d like to get the perfect blend of aromas.
- Fall Fashioned
This next cocktail is autumn in a glass: Barking Irons applejack, Flag Hill maple liquor, all topped with bitters to take away some (just some, don’t worry) of the sweetness. We recommend you try it after dinner, like a sweet dessert-like treat before you bring in the Thanksgiving pies.
- Mez It Up
Mez It Up is great as a Thanksgiving cocktail, though we wouldn’t be surprised if you’d want it back for Christmas too. Nothing says “holiday spirit” like the unique scent of cinnamon, which is exactly what this drink brings to the table. You can make it by combining the citrusy Del Amigo Mezcal, natural grapefruit juice, cinnamon syrup, and lime.
- God Save the Bees
Take some Vodka, add lemon juice and creme de Violette, and you’ve got yourself the best drink to kick off the holiday season. Since it doesn’t have a lot of ingredients, the vodka adds a sharp kick to it, so watch out.
So there you have it, our five delicious Thanksgiving cocktails. They may not be what you’ve expected, but trust us; they’re perfect to have around the holidays.
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