Spirits to Spice Up Your Thanksgiving Cocktail Menu

Thanksgiving Spirits

This Thanksgiving, we're especially thankful for fall-flavored ciders and boozy cocktails, and the spirits that make them happen! An excellent compliment to any turky dinner, mix up these festive cocktails for the perfest addition to the table. 

Let the festivities begin.... Cheers!

 

 

 

 

GIN MARE

Gin Mare Rosemary Martini

Ingredients:
2 oz Gin Mare
3/4 oz cranberry rosemary syrup
3/4 oz lime juice
Cranberries (frozen is preferred)
2-3 dashes of orange bitters

Glass: cocktail
Garnish: torched rosemary sprig

Procedure:
Shake all ingredients and strain into martini glass.

OLD HARBOR DISTILLING CO.

Apple Cider Moscow Mule

Ingredients:
1.5 oz Old Harbor Distillery Vodka
4 oz Barritt's Ginger Beer
4 oz hard apple cider
Juice of half a lime
Dash of ground cinnamon

Glass: copper mug
Garnish: apple slices, lime wedge, cinnamon stick

Procedure:
In a cocktail shaker, add ice cubes, hard apple cider, Barritt's Ginger Beer, Old Harbor Distillery Vodka, lime juice, and cinnamon. Shake and pour mixture over crushed ice into copper mug.

PRINCIPE DE LOS APOSTOLES

Apple & Gin Autumn Cocktail

Ingredients:
4 oz Apostles Yerba Mate Gin
4 oz apple cider
1 oz lime juice
Dash of cinnamon
2 oz honey simple syrup

Glass: large copa or red wine 
Garnish: thyme sprigs, apple cut into matchsticks

Procedure:
Combine gin, apple cider, lime juice, honey simple syrup, and cinnamon in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled. Strain cocktail to glasses and garnish with sprigs of thyme.

TOWN BRANCH

Cranberry Old Fashioned

Ingredients:
2 oz Town Branch Bourbon
1 orange wedge
3/4 tsp brown sugar
2 tbs canned jellied cranberry sauce
Dash Cherry bitters
Splash club soda

Glass: old fashioned
Garnish: fresh cranberries

Procedure:
In a glass, use a muddler or back of a wooden spoon to mash orange wedge, brown sugar, cranberry suace, and bitters. Fill glass with ice and pour in bourbon and club soda.

WESTERN GRACE

Mulled Wine

Ingredients:
1/4 cup Western Grace Brandy
1 bottle of fruity red wine
2 cups apple cider
1/4 cup honey
1 orange (zested & juiced)
5 whole cloves
4 green cardamom pods
2 cinnamon sticks
1 whole star anise

Glass: ceramic or porcelain mug
Garnish: orange slice and cinnamon sticks

Procedure:
Add wine, cider, honey, orange zest and orange juice to a larger slow cooker. Stir to combine cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, and star anise. Cook on low until warm, 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on your slow cooker. Stir in brandy shortly after.

123 TEQUILA

Rosemary Grapefruit Margaritas

Ingredients:
2 oz Uno Tequila
2 sprigs rosemary
1 1/4 oz fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
1/4 oz fresh-squeeze lime juice
1/2 oz agave nectar

Glass: margarita 
Garnish: rosemary, flaky sea salt on rim

Procedure:
Add the rosemary and agave nectar to an empty cocktail shaker (no ice) and muddle until the rosemary becomes fragrant. Add the tequila, grapefruit and lime juices, and ice to the shaker. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds and double strain into ice-filled glass. 

YOU & YOURS DISTILLERY 

Thanksgiving & Tonic

Ingredients:
2 oz Your & Yours London Dry Gin
1 200ml bottle 1724 Tonic

Glass: large copa or red wine
Garnish: orange twist

Procedure:
Fill glass with ice, pour You & Yours London Dry Gin and tonic. Add favorite Thanksgiving fruit (cranberry, small apple pieces, blueberry) and herbs (rosemary, sage, thyme). Stir to combine.

CARDINAL SPIRITS

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Cardinal Spirits Pride Vodka
1/2 cup Cardinal Spirits Songbird Coffee Liqueur
1-1/2 cups whole milk
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Glass: old fashioned
Garnish: pumpkin pie spice

Procedure:
Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously to combine. Strain into glass filled with ice. Top with extra pumkin pie spice, if desired.