Thanksgiving Drinks

By Scott Payette

The Burnt Turkey
.5 oz Wild Turkey® Bourbon
.5 oz Cinnamon Schnapps
Mix together with crushed ice in a glass and garnish with mint leaves.

The Autumn-Tini
6 oz Apple Cider
2 oz Gin
2 oz Vodka
Mix chilled ingredients in a glass, or make in quantity and serve warm.

The Royal Turkey
3/4 oz Apricot brandy
3/4 oz Dry Vermouth
3/4 oz Gin
1/4 tsp Lemon juice
1 Cherry
Shake all ingredients (except cherry) with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with the cherry and serve.

The Famous Combine Harvester
1 pint guiness/stout
25.0 ml Tia Maria
1pint strong/almost-turned cider
Pour half of the Tia Maria into a pint glass then at the same time pour equal measures of Guiness and strong cider so a foamy head is produced…….ENJOY (top up as required with remains)

Thanksgiving Daiquiri
5 oz. frozen strawberries
3 oz of fresh strawberries
1 peach (coarsely chopped)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. nutmeg
12 oz bourbon
3 oz. peach schnapps
1/4 cup orange juice
Fill a blender almost halfway with ice cubes and pour in all ingredients. Blend the mixture until it can be poured and then serve it in wine glasses.

The Feisty Turkey
1 1/2 oz Wild Turkey® bourbon whiskey
1/2 oz Applejack® brandy
1 tsp Rose’s® lime juice
4 oz cranberry juice
Fill Collins glass one-half full with ice, add ingredients and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Orange Russian
1 1/2 shots Stoli Cinnamon
1 shot Bols Pumpkin Smash Liqueur
Fill rocks glass with milk
This drink can be made 2 ways. One, fill a rocks glass with ice and layer the drink by pouring the Stoli first, adding the Pumpkin Smash second and adding the milk to top the glass off. Two, pour all three ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake them fairly hard. Then strain the drink into a martini glass. Also, you can make the drink the same as the second way and use it as shots.

Pulse’s Pumpkin Eater
1 1/4 shots Light Rum
3/4 shot Bols Orange Curacao
1/3 shot Bols Triple Sec
1 shot Orange Juice
1/2 shot Cream
Combine ingredients with ice in a blender and blend well. Serve in a martini glass or in a highball glass.

Apple Crisp (Martini)
1 oz Vanilla Vodka
1 oz Apple Pucker
1/2 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
1/4 oz Goldschlager
bread crumbs
Dip the martini glass into water to get the rim wet…then place the rim into a plate of bread crumbs until they stick. Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice…shake and strain into a martini glass.

Cornbread (Shot)
1/2 oz Vanilla Vodka
1/4 oz Triple Sec
1/4 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
Splash of Pineapple Juice
Mix all in a shaker with ice…shake and strain into shot glass.

Cranberry Mist (drink)
1 1/2 oz Cranberry Vodka
Splash of Cranberry Juice
Splash of Sour mix
Fill glass with ice…mix all ingredients in glass except sprite….shake…then fill with Sprite.

Cranberry Mist (Martini)
2 oz Cranberry Vodka
1/2 oz Triple Sec
Splash of Cranberry Juice
Mix all ingredients in shaker except champagne…shake with ice…strain into martini glass and top with champagne.

Jack O’Tini
2 1/4 shots of Stoli Vodka chilled
1 shot of Bols Pumpkin Smash Liqueur
Made the exact same way as a Cosmopolitan, combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake. Pour in martini glass.

Smashing Pumpkin Martini
2 shots of Stoli Cinnamon
1/2 shot of Bols Pumpkin Smash Liqueur
1 shot Amaretto
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Stir (don’t shake). Pour in a martini glass. This drink can also be serves over ice in a rocks glass.

Photo: Apple Crisp (Martini) & Cranberry Mist (drink)