Thanksgiving brings us frosty air and friendly gatherings to gobble and gab at. In the spirit of toasting this heartwarming season, we wanted to share some delicious cocktail recipes with you from SVEDKA Vodka, SERPENT’S BITE Whisky, RUFFINO Wines and KIM CRAWFORD Wines to inspire holiday entertaining.
SVEDKA’S Autumn Aspirations
1½ parts SVEDKA Vodka
¾ part Bonal Gentiane Quina
¼ part Yellow Chartreuse
2 dashes orange bitters
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir well and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a sprig of fennel frond.
SVEDKA’S Raspberry Harvest
1½ parts SVEDKA Raspberry
¾ part sweet vermouth
Dash Angostura bitters
Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with mint dusted in edible gold.
SERPENT’S BITE Pilgrim Shot
2 parts SERPENT’S BITE
¾ raspberry syrup
¾ part fresh lemon juice
Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a glass over ice and garnish with fresh raspberries.
SERPENT’S BITE Harvest Apple Shot
1 ½ parts SERPENT’S BITE
½ part apple liqueur
Splash of cranberry juice
Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a shot glass, take the shot, bite the apple.
Ruffino’s Apple-Ginger Fizz
3 parts chilled Ruffino Prosecco
1 1/2 part apple cider
1 part ginger liquor
Combine ingredients into a flute. Lightly stir and garnish with a thin apple slice.
Kim Crawford’s Sauvignon Harvest Moon Martini
2 oz Kim Crawford Pinot Noir
1 oz aged rum
3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz Spiced Honey Syrup, warm (See instructions)
1/2 oz egg white
Freshly grated cinnamon for garnish
Add all ingredients except cinnamon to a cocktail tin and shake until you feel the mixture foaming. Add ice to the tin and shake hard for 10-15 seconds. Double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass, sprinkle with cinnamon, and serve.