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13 Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

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26/11/2019 Another round of Thanksgiving Jungle Juice, please!

Creamy mashed potatoes along with a large plate of vegetables glistening with salt and olive oil and of course, the juicy golden skinned roasted turkey, all perfected. But wait, aunt Doris, where are those drinks?

We know that hosting a Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful. But pulling off one that your relatives remember doesn't have to be difficult. Specially when it comes to cocktails all you want is to keep your guests happy and your stress level in check by serving something shaken over the ice.

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To help you  step up your drinks game here are 13 Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes and spirits suggestions that will get party started.

All kind of delicious things coming your way!

1. Side Car Martini  


1/2 cup sugar

1 lime, zested

1 lime wedge

10 ounces cognac (recommended: D'USSE Cognac)

4 ounces Triple Sec liqueur

4 ounces sweet and sour mix

4 ounces Limoncello

2 ounces lime juice


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2. Thanksgiving Jungle Juice  


2 bottles red wine

4 c. ginger ale

3 c. cranberry juice

2/3 c. Fireball

2/3 c. whiskey (Recommended: Ambros Banana Whiskey by Derby Spirits)

2 c. frozen cranberries

1 orange, sliced into rounds

1 apple, cut into thin slices

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3. Tropical Depression 


1.5 oz Rum (Recommended: Doc Brown Really Bad Rum, Spiced)

3 to 4 oz Ginger Beer

1 to 2 oz Pineapple Juice

Garnish with lime

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4. Chocolate Martini 


1/3 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Shaved chocolate, to rim glass

2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur

1 tablespoon vodka (Recommended: Gallow Hill Spirits Co.)

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5. Thanks Given 


0.5 oz Cointreau

1 oz vodka (Recommended: Crater lake Sweet Ginger Vodka)

0.5 oz fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon cranberry sauce

Sparkling wine to finish

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6. Cranberry Sauce Gin & Tonic 


2 oz Gin (Recommended: Boot Hill Distillery)

0.5 oz simple syrup

0.5 oz lemon juice

1 heaping bar spoon of cranberry sauce


Lemon wheel

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7. Tart Citrus & Cranberry Crantini


1 1/2 ounces of cranberry vodka

1/2 ounce liqueur (Recommended: Limoncion by Bottega Spa)

2 ounces cranberry juice

1 cup ice

Freshly squeezed lime juice

Cranberries, for garnish

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8. Whiskey Harvest 


2 parts whiskey ( Recommended: Rascally Liquor peated by Annandale Distillery)

2 dashes maple syrup

1/2 part pumpkin butter

Squeeze of a lemon wedge

Dash of allspice liqueur

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9. Georgia Gin Cocktail 


1 1/2 ounces gin (Recommended: Brockmans Premium Gin)

1/2 ounce peach schnapps

1 ounce orange juice

1 orange wedge, for garnish

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10. Sazerac 


1 sugar cube

2 dashes Angostura bitters

2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

1 ounce rye whiskey 

1 ounce VSOP Cognac

1 teaspoon absinthe (Recommended: Emperor Norton Absinthe by Raff Distillerie)

3 star anise pods

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11. Apple Cider Moscow Mule


2 ounces of vodka (Recommended: Aris Vodka)

5 ounces of ginger beer

2 ounces of apple cider

splash of lime juice

ground cinnamon

apple slices (for garnish)

cinnamon sticks (for garnish)

1 Solid Copper Mug w/ice

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12. Maple Syrup Old Fashioned 


50ml Gin (Recommended: Kinsale Gin)

4 dashes Angostura Bitters

10ml Maple Syrup

2 strips of orange peel

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13. Chaiberry


2 parts Liqueur (Recommended: Somrus Chai by SomPriya Fine Spirits LLC)

1 part Raspberry Liqueur

Read recipe



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