Delicious Cocktails to Make for That Big Holiday Next Week
Thanksgiving is a holiday for family, food, and, perhaps most of all, cocktails. Whether you're feeling experimental or traditional, we've got the turkey cocktail recipes to please every palate. So load up your bar cart with the essentials, and get mixing! Scroll through for our collection of delicious Thanksgiving drinks.
This is a delicious, albeit stiff, drink that offers the crisp citrus of the winter season and the warmth of bourbon. The best part of this cranberry orange bourbon cocktail is the brandied cranberries. The tartness of the cranberry mingles with the smoothness of the bourbon to give this cocktail a bright pop of taste and color.
Have you ever tried Moscato d'Asti? It's like champagne, but sweeter and much lighter than dessert wine made from the same grape. This sparkling pear-and-cranberry cocktail is composed of Moscato d'Asti, organic pear nectar, fresh rosemary sprigs, and dry cranberries. It offers a joyful burst of bubbles to toast the holiday season.
This bourbon-spiked hot chocolate is the adult version of your favorite childhood cold-weather classic. We love the idea of topping off your cozy cocktail with a meringue, preferably of the holiday variety. If you want to step this recipe up a notch, add tequila and a dash of cayenne instead of bourbon.
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Ginger, combined with orange and a little booze, makes for an excellent cocktail. Hence we love this bourbon, orange, and ginger beverage. The pièce de résistance of this recipe is the homemade ginger syrup, with light brown sugar, vanilla extract, fresh ginger, and granulated sugar.
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