Cocktail O’Clock: 5 Thanksgiving Cocktails

Come on, America — Thanksgiving isn’t just an excuse to gorge yourself. It’s also a great reason to get sh*tfaced!

Check out these recipes for 5 Thanksgiving cocktails that have piqued our interest this fall…

1. The Spiced Cloud

In a shaker combine:
1.5 parts Gekkeikan Nigori Sake
.75 parts pear nectar

Shake well with ice, strain into a chilled martini glass garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

2. Hunters on Holiday

In a shaker combine:
1.5 parts Jägermeister
.5 parts Don Q Anejo Rum
2 bar spoons of  leftover cranberry sauce (yes, cranberry sauce!)
.5 parts fresh lemon juice

Shake well with ice, strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon peel and grated cinnamon.

3. Nutty Pilgrim

2 parts Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
1 part DeKuyper Hazelnut Liqueur or 1 part Kamora Coffee Liqueur

Orange Wheel

Build all ingredients over ice into a double Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with a half moon orange wheel.

4. Chilled Apple Pie

1 1/2 ounces Blue Ice Vodka
3/4 ounce Tuaca Liqueur
1/2 ounce sweet & sour
4 ounces chilled apple cider

Build in order over ice in a Collins glass. Garnish with a lemon slice, a long cinnamon stick and a straw.

5. Autumn Breeze

2 parts Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
1?2 part DeKuyper Mixologist Series Ginger Liqueur or 1 part fresh apple juice
1 part fresh lemon sour

Red & orange sugar mix

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a sugar rimmed cocktail glass.

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  • ML November 21, 2012  

    BS, you forgot one. It’s called “vodka straight out of the bottle,” a Shores holiday favorite!

  • Jem November 27, 2012  

    So when I had my “Friends-giving” on Saturday I served Nutty pilgrims and they were delicious! I used the whiskey I had (Tullamore Dew) and Frangelico. Thanks for the idea!

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