If you want to give beer and wine the day off, or just give your guests a few more options, here are some fun cocktails to impress your guests this Thanksgiving.
“The Slow Dive is tart and refreshing, so it pairs well with a savory, heavy dish like stuffing, leaving you refreshed rather than tired.” Marissa Mazzotta, Bar Manager at The Shanty
Slow Dive Created by: Marissa Mazzotta, Bar Manager at The Shanty
½oz Cherry Simple Syrup
¾oz Lemon Juice
Method: Shake, serve up with a cherry
“This Thanksgiving, my recommendation is to incorporate the flavors in your food with the flavors in your cocktail. For those who are serving pumpkin pie for dessert, I would recommend pairing it with Upstate Vodka’s Pumpkin Spice Sour cocktail. This pumpkin spice sour is a delightful blend of sweet and tart. For an egg white alternative, you can get a lovely foamy top using chickpea juice which is vegan and pairs perfectly with a nice slice of pumpkin pie.” Will Hadjigeorgalis, Brand Enthusiast for Upstate Vodka
Pumpkin Spice Sour Created by: Upstate Vodka
1.5 oz Upstate Vodka
0.75 oz Maple Syrup
0.75 oz Lemon Juice
1 Egg White
Garnish: Rim Coupe Glass in Pumpkin Spice/Sugar Blend.
Method: Rim coupe glass around outside edges with pumpkin spice mixture (equal parts pumpkin spice and sugar) and set aside. In Boston shaker, pour lemon juice, maple syrup and Upstate Vodka. Add ice to small tin. Shake for about 30 seconds or until well chilled. Strain mixture back into small tin and discard ice. In large tin add one egg white. Combine shakers without ice and shake again for thirty seconds. Pour contents into rimmed coupe glass without using a strainer.
“Everyone judges duplicate pies whether they admit it or not, but we know the best Apple Pie is the one you wash down with a Cider Sling. Hang on to this one from the dinner table to the tryptophan induced couch session.” Marissa Mazzotta, Bar Manager at The Shanty
Cider Sling Created by: Marissa Mazzotta, Bar Manager at The Shanty
¼oz Allspice Dram
2oz Apple Cider Juice
Glassware: Tall glass
Method: Roll ingredients
Garnish: Seltzer and Angostura bitters to top
Finnish Long Drink Cranberry
And if you want to stick with canned cocktails, add the Finnish Long Drink Cranberry to your fridge, it is the perfect complement to your turkey. It’s a little tart and super refreshing and 5.5% abv. Plus for the calorie conscious, it is gluten-free and keto-friendly made with gin.