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With Thanksgiving break around the corner, it doesn’t hurt to add some zest to your time off whether you celebrate the holiday or not.
While planning the perfect feast, it’s only right to have the perfect fall drinks to go along with it.
This article contains a list of Thanksgiving cocktails that you can create yourself in the comfort of your own home. Of course, this only applies to those who are at least 21 years old.
Apple Cider Mimosas
Ingredients: 3 ounces apple cider, 3 ounces champagne, brown sugar and apple slices for garnish
Instructions: You want to begin by garnishing the champagne flute. First, take a thin apple slice with a small slit in the middle so that you can place it on the rim of the glass. Then, slide the apple slice around the rim to dampen the glass.
Remove the apple slice, and then dip the rim of the glass into a shallow bowl of brown sugar. Place the apple slice back on the edge of the glass, and then pour the apple cider followed by the champagne.
Salted Caramel Apple Martini
Ingredients: 2 ounces caramel infused vodka, 3 ounces apple cider, salted caramel dessert topping, kosher salt
Instructions: Fill a martini glass with cold water and ice cubes to chill the glass. Then, spoon enough caramel topping onto one plate to rim your martini glass and add enough kosher salt to another.
Next, dump the ice water from the martini glass and coat the rim of the martini glass by dipping it into the caramel sauce and lightly into the kosher salt. You want to then drizzle the inside of the glass with the caramel sauce.
Finally, fill a cocktail shaker with ice and mix together the cider and vodka. Shake well and pour the cocktail into the glass.
Apple Cider Moscow Mule
Ingredients: 4 ounces hard apple cider, 4 ounces ginger beer, 1.5 ounces. absolute citron vodka, juice of half a lime and a dash of ground cinnamon
Instructions: In a cocktail shaker, add ice cubes, hard apple cider, ginger beer, citron vodka, lime juice and cinnamon. Shake well, and then poor mixture over a cup filled with crushed ice. You can garnish with apple slices, lime wedge and a cinnamon stick to add some flare.
Apple Cider Whiskey Smash
Ingredients: 1 ounces whiskey, ½ ounces lemon juice and 4 ounces apple cider
Instructions: Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Then add whiskey, lemon juice and apple cider. Shake well until it’s thoroughly chilled, pour over ice and enjoy.
Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour
Ingredients: 1 ½ ounces bourbon, 1 ounces fresh lemon juice, 2 to 4 teaspoons maple syrup and a pinch of ground cinnamon
Instructions: Fill a cocktail shaker about two-thirds full of ice. Pour in the bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup and a pinch of ground cinnamon.
Shake well, and then pour fresh ice into your cocktail or fall themed glass followed by the Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour blend you just created.
Spiced Cider Margarita
Ingredients: 5 ounces spiced apple cider, 1 ½ ounces mescal or tequila, ½ ounces. Grand Marnier or Cointreau, ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice, lemon wedge and 2 table spoon raw sugar
Instructions: Begin by garnishing the glass. In a small bowl, combine the raw sugar and cinnamon. Moisten the rim of the cocktail glass with a lemon wedge, and then immediately dip the glass in cinnamon sugar.
Then, pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. After that, pour over ice in the rimmed cocktail glass. You can garnish with an apple slice, cinnamon stick and a dash of ground cinnamon if you’d like.
These cocktails are super easy to make, and yet they’re just as good as you would get at a bar.
Sit back, relax and enjoy your Thanksgiving break with these delicious cocktail recipes. Remember that the alcohol content varies from drink to drink