Thanksgiving Cocktail Collection

An assortment of creative cocktail recipes that are perfect for Thanksgiving and holiday entertaining.

Thanksgiving Cocktail Collection

The cocktails include traditional seasonal flavors like pomegranate, apple, ginger, orange, cranberry, and pumpkin ~ all of which pair beautifully with classic Thanksgiving fare like roast turkey, pork or ham.

Pumpkin Spice

2 ounces SKYY Infusions Ginger
1/2 ounce lime juice
1 ounce pumpkin puree
Splash of honey water (see below)
Slice of fresh ginger

Combine all ingredients except ginger slice in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass. Add long slice of ginger into glass lengthwise for garnish.

Honey water is made using equal parts honey and water.

Photo & recipe courtesy SKYY Vodka

Blushing Lady

1 ounce PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
2 ounces premium vodka
1 ounce pink grapefruit juice
Lemon wedge
Coarse sugar for garnish

Rub a wedge of lemon around the rim of a martini glass and dip the glass into a plate of coarse sugar. Set it aside. Pour the remaining ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into the garnished martini glass. Garnish with coarse sugar.

Photo & recipe courtesy PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur

Pass the Turkey

1-1/2 ounces Wild Turkey 101
2 ounces apple cider
1 tablespoon cranberry jelly
1 sprig fresh sage
1 sprig fresh thyme

Muddle sage and thyme with apple cider. Add ice, top with Wild Turkey and cranberry jelly. Shake well, strain over ice in a glass rimmed with turkey jus and breadcrumbs.

Photo & recipe courtesy Wild Turkey Bourbon

Thanksgiving in Russia

1-1/2 ounces Russian Standard Vodka
3/4 ounce pumpkin puree
1/2 ounce Frangelico Hazelnut liqueur
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/4 ounce agave nectar

Shake all ingredients with ice and double strain into a chilled martini glass and top with nutmeg. Garnish with seasonal fruit, or rim the glass with graham cracker crumbs before filling.

Photo courtesy Russian Standard Vodka ~ recipe created by Duane Fernandez Jr. (Entwine Bar, NYC)

Smashed Pumpkin

1 ounce Wild Turkey 101
1/4 ounce almond liqueur
1/4 ounce cinnamon schnapps
2 ounces pumpkin pie filling
1/2 ounce heavy cream

Purée or froth pumpkin pie filling with heavy cream. Mix with other ingredients in a shaker with ice; shake well and strain into a martini glass. Rim with crumbled graham crackers and a cinnamon stick; top with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg.

Photo & recipe courtesy Wild Turkey Bourbon

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