Cocktails to settle your post-Thanksgiving mind & belly

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner which means you might be running into some uncomfortable dinner conversations with the family or just simply over indulging till your belly is so stuffed you have to unzip your pants at the dinner table!

To prevent any stomach aches and pains try planning out your post-Thanksgiving dinner cocktails to help settle your stomach!

Fernet-Branca is one way to beat any tummy aches and pains from overeating! Fernet-Branca’s blend of 27 herbs and spices may be a closely guarded family secret, but it is no secret that the liqueur aids digestion after a most indulgent meal.

In fact, Fernet-Branca was specifically formulated to assist with digestion, utilizing such calming herbs as chamomile, peppermint and saffron, as it was invented as a remedy for issues associated with 19th century disease epidemics in Milan.

Slow & Low Rock and Rye’s “Bake & Wake” cocktail created by Sandi Hein at Hooch and Hive is a CBD cocktail that will definitely help when tensions rise or if you simply have a stomach ache!

CBD is non-psychoactive, so it won’t get you high in front of the family and friends and is known to help with inflammation of all kinds. From headaches from dizzying conversations with your elders or just over eating sometimes a CBD cocktail does the trick to end the evening on a mellow note.

When in doubt, sometimes a stiff drink does the trick! Woodford Reserve’s Old Fashioned is the perfect cocktail to end the evening, Woodford Reserve’s 212 flavor profiles are sure to pair well with all Thanksgiving fare from Turkey to Sweet Potato casserole! Back in the 1800’s local Louisville-based farmers used to wake up and drink bourbon to relieve their headaches and pains from working fields.

Cocktails to settle your post-Thanksgiving mind & belly!

Peg Leg

Bartender: Sarah Berman (Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar, 4475 Roswell Rd., Upper Marietta, GA 30062)


  • 1.5 oz. Templeton rye
  • .5 oz. Punt e Mes
  • .5 oz. Cointreau
  • .25 oz. Fernet-Branca

INSTRUCTIONS: Stir and pour in a coupe glass, garnish with orange peel and clothes pin.

Bake and Wake by Sandi Hein at Hooch and Hive


  • 1.5 oz Slow & Low
  • .5 oz Magdala Orange Liqueur
  • 1 oz espresso
  • Honey
  • 1 drop of Hemp CBD oil
  • Almond Milk Foam

Why it pairs with Thanksgiving Fare: Thanksgiving can be a stressful time of year and sometimes we quite frankly need to take the edge off the family drama and overeating. To make you feel mellowed out, try the “Bake & Wake” cocktail created by Sandi Hein at Hooch and Hive in Tampa, FL. This CBD cocktail will not only help mellow you out, but the subtle notes of orange, honey and almond coupled with the espresso make for an amazing after dinner drink perfect for pairing with pumpkin & pecan pies!



  • 2 oz. Woodford Reserve
  • 1/2 oz. Demerara Syrup
  • 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 2 Dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters

INSTRUCTIONS: Add ingredients to the mixing glass. Add ice to mixing glass and serving glass. Stir ingredients for 30–40 secs. Strain into serving glass. Garnish with a lightly expressed orange peel.

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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