Gobble Your Food & Guzzle These Cocktails

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It’s that time of year again! Pull out your lists, cross off your annual goals and remember what you are thankful for. Toast to your family, friends and loved ones over a stuffed turkey, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce with a few of these autumnal libations curated with Fernet-Branca, Malfy Gin, Deep Eddy Vodka, Woodford Reserve, Scrappy’s Bitters, Tequila Avión, Mezcales de Leyenda, and Carpano Antica.

Please see below for a few signature Thanksgiving cocktail recipes:

Winter Elixir

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½ part Fernet-Branca

1½ parts Malfy gin

1 part yellow chartreuse

¾ part lime juice

½ part demerara syrup

2 dashes orange bitter

Method: Combine all ingredients except Fernet-Branca in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass with crushed ice. Float Fernet-Branca on top and garnish with mint sprigs and powdered sugar.

Breakfast in Bed

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2 oz Carpano Antica

¾ oz Lemon Juice

½ oz simple syrup

1 tsp. Brancamenta

1 barspoon Orange Marmalade



Shake, strain

Double rocks glass with crushed ice

Garnish with a lavish mint bouquet

Cran Fizz

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1 oz chilled floater of Deep Eddy Cranberry Vodka

4 oz chilled prosecco/champagne

Dried cranberry garnish

Beyond The Promenade

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1 ½ oz. Avion Anejo

30ml Cinnamon Anise Syrup

30ml Pumpkin Puree

15ml Fresh lemon juice

Method: Combine all ingredients in shaker tin, add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into Pilsner glass with crushed ice.

Garnish: Cinnamon dust and Star of Anise

Sub Recipes:

Cinnamon Anise Syrup: Add 1qt. of simple syrup,

3 cinnamon sticks, 2 star of anise, and 1 clove.

Simmer in med heat for 8–10 minutes

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Milk Punch Milk Punch

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2 cups cream

2 cups whole milk

1 cup Woodford Reserve bourbon

¾ cup sifted powdered sugar

½ vanilla bean

Fresh grated nutmeg

Method: In a metal bowel over an ice bath, whisk sugar, cream, milk, and bourbon until nice and frothy. Add vanilla bean and strain through fine mesh strainer into pitcher. Place pitcher in freezer for 30 minutes to an hour stirring on occasion. Pour into glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Hot Buttered Rum (Created by Julia Diakow)

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45 ml The 86 Co Cana Brava Rum

1 bar spoon of B.G. Reynold’s

2 dashes of Scrappy’s Cardamom Bitters

1 heaping of hot buttered rum mix

Add hot water

Method: In a seasonal mug, combine 45 ml of The 86 Co Cana Brava Rum 3 Y, 1 bar spoon of B.G Reynold’s Falernum, 2 dashes of Scrappy’s Cardamom Bitters and 1 heaping tablespoon of hot buttered rum mix, add hot water to fill, stir and enjoy

Conquistadors (Created by Lucinda Sterling)

1 oz Mezcales de Leyenda San Luis Potosi

1 oz Woodford Reserve

3/4 oz Perfect Puree Pear

1/2 oz allspice

3/4 oz fresh lemon

orange bitters

club soda

Mix all ingredients in a shaker tin and shake with ice. Strain into a Collins glass over ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with an orange wedge.

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