With Thanksgiving right behind the corner, there are a few staples you need to take care of: turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and of course, pumpkin pie. Add some Thanksgiving-flavoured cocktails to that equation and you have a perfect holiday diner. With all that delicious food, we suggest to mix these five fresh and tasty cocktails:
Pumpkin Pie Old Fashioned
1.5 oz. Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition
0.5 oz. Grand Marnier
2 tablespoons Pumpkin puree
1 oz. Maple syrup
Garnish with orange peel
Combine pumpkin puree, whisky, syrup and Grand Marnier in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain through a fine mesh strainer int a chilled old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange peel.
1.5 oz. Reyka Vodka
0.5 oz Orange Liqueur
0.5 oz. squeezed lime juice
1.5 oz. Cranberry sauce
Garnish with Cranberries
Combine Reyka vodka, cranberry sauce, lime juice, orange liqueur and ice in cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into glass.Garnish with cranberries.
2 oz. Boodles Gin
0.75 oz. 100% pomegranate juice
0.25 oz. Fresh lemon juice
0.5 oz. Simple syrup
1 dash Grapefruit bitters
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Pour over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Add a splash of club soda. Garnish with a long lemon peel.
Bacon Bloody Jerry
1 1/2 oz. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
2 dashes hot sauce
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 heavy-handed dash of steak seasoning spices
1 teaspoon of wet minced garlic
1 teaspoon of spicy bean or pickle juice
Fill with plain tomato juice
Pour it all in a pint glass, squeeze in some lemon and lime wedges. Add ice and shake. Garnish with whatever you want. We like bacon!
Mexican Hot Chocolate
1.5 oz. Milk
1 1/2 bars chocolate; broken into chunks
1 oz. Cocoa Powder
0.3 oz. Cane sugar
0.2 oz. Cayenne pepper
4 oz. 1800 Tequila
2 oz. Heavy whipping cream
Garnish with cinnamon
Warm milk in saucepan. Add chocolate bar chunks, cocoa powder and sugar. Whisk to combine all ingredients. Pour dash of cayenne pepper. Pour mixture into large glass and add 1800 tequila. Top with layer of whipping cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.