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Six Seasonal Cocktails To Sip On During Thanksgiving Dinner

Nicole Barylski

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Laphroaig Scot's Cider, The Cosmopolitan Pilgrim, and When Two Thanksgiving Pies Meet. (Courtesy Photos)

This Thanksgiving, enjoy one of these seasonal libations while celebrating all that you're thankful for.

1. Effen Vodka's Toasted White Cranberry: If you are counting your calories this holiday season, this festive libation is only 119 calories.

 • 1.5 parts Effen Salted Caramel Vodka
 • 1.75 parts Ocean Spray White Cranberry Juice
 • .25 part Fresh Lemon Juice
 • .25 part South Beach Zero Calorie Simple Syrup
 • Toasted Coconut Flakes for garnish

Directions: In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with toasted coconut flakes.

Felina's Spell. (Courtesy Photo)

2. Felina's Spell: - In New York City for the holidays? Stop by the Marlton Hotel (5 West 8th Street, www.marltonhotel.com) to try this seasonal mixture.

 • 2 oz. Qui Platinum Extra-Añejo Tequila
 • .5 oz. Honey Syrup
 • .75 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
 • 1 tsp Mission Fig Preserves

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, and shake with ice. Strain and serve.

3. Cruzan Maple Leaf: Give thanks with a drink that has all of the nostalgic flavors of the festive time.

 • 2 parts Cruzan Estate Diamond Dark Rum
 • 1/2 part Maple Syrup (4 parts dark syrup; 1 part water)
 • 4 dashes Angostura Bitters
 • 2 dashes Bittermens Apple Bitters

Directions: Stir ingredients over ice and pour in an old fashioned glass over a large ice cube. Scrape fresh cinnamon on top as garnish.

4. Laphroaig Scot's Cider: Have a glass of this cider ready to warm you up after your annual family Thanksgiving football game.

 • 1 part Laphroaig 10-Year-Old Scotch Whisky
 • .5 part DeKuyper Mixologist Series Ginger Liqueur
 • 3 parts Hot Apple Cider

Directions: Build in a pre-heated coffee mug. Garnish with a lemon wedge studded with cloves and a dash of fresh ground cinnamon.

Cruzan Maple Leaf and Effen Vodka's Toasted White Cranberry. (Courtesy Photos)


5. When Two Thanksgiving Pies Meet: This drink mixes two of the most popular Thanksgiving pies, creating a must try drink.

 • 1 part Pinnacle Pecan Pie Vodka
 • 1 part Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka
 • Splash Half and Half

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a dusting of fresh ground nutmeg.

6. The Cosmopolitan Pilgrim: We all know leftovers are the best part of Thanksgiving, so why not create a cocktail with the extra cranberry sauce.

 • 1.5 parts American Harvest
 • 2 scoops of leftover Cranberry Sauce
 • 3/4 parts fresh Lime Juice
 • 1/4 part Orange Liqueur

Directions: Combine ingredients in a shaker. Add ice and shake well, strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.


Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski




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