Gearing up for your Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family? Reyka Vodka, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Drambuie, Monkey Shoulder Whisky, Hudson Whiskey, Montelobos Mezcal and Ancho Reyes have seasonally sensational cocktail recipes for you and your guests to sip on as you all celebrate (or prepare for) a family filled meal. These delicious cocktails below might make all the difference this Thanksgiving.
Reyka Roots Collins
1 part Reyka Vodka
1 part ROOT Liqueur
½ part Sassafras & Sarsaparilla Syrup
¼ part Lemon Juice
1/8 part Hudson Rye/Averna Amaro Blend (1:1)
Top Maine Root Ginger Beer or Fever-Tree Ginger Beer
Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker except ginger beer. Shake, serve in Collins glass, top with ginger beer and garnish with lemon wheel.
Sassafras & Sarsaparilla Syrup 4 cups water to 4 cups sugar. Add 1/3 cup sassafras & 1/3 cup sarsaparilla in a pot and heat. After mix is complete, add 2 Tablespoons of Root Beer Extract.
Reyka Vodka is an Icelandic born vodka and provides a smooth and crisp base for both complex and simple cocktails.
Sailor & Sherry
1 ¼ parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
1 ¼ part Sherry
¾ part apricot liquor
¼ part allspice dram
Serve in an old-fashioned glass over an ice ball, garnish with an orange zest
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is a Caribbean Rum blended with 100% natural spices and flavors.
Drambuie’s Winter Hill Punch
8 parts Toasted Hazelnut-Infused Drambuie
4 parts Glenfiddich 12 yr
1½ parts Cardamaro
4 parts Pomegranate Syrup
4 parts Fresh Lemon
8 Dashes Angostura Bitters
16 parts Club Soda
20 parts Brut Sparkling Wine
Garnish with Lemons wheels and 1inch Rosemary Sprigs
Serve in Punch Cup
In a punch bowl add all ingredients and slowly stir with large ice block. Add garnishes and serve well chilled.
Toasted Hazelnut-Infused Drambuie- Toast nuts over medium heat until browned and you can easily smell toasted aroma. For every 1 part of Drambuie add ½ part of toasted nuts. Let infuse in airtight container for 24 hours. Strain and reserve for use.
Drambuie is made from a delightful combination of scotch whisky, heather honey, herbs and spices.
Hudson Whiskey Spiced Apple Sour
1 ½ parts Hudson Single Malt
1 part apple cider
½ part fresh lemon juice
½ part simple syrup
Ginger beer to top
Build cocktail over ice in a tall Collins glass. Stir to combine. Garnish with thin apple slice and dusting of grated nutmeg.
Hudson Whiskey, the first legal pot-stilled whiskey distilled in New York state since prohibition, sources 90% of its grains from within 40 miles of the distillery.
Monkey Shoulders’ Boulevardier No 3
1½ parts Monkey Shoulder
1 part Sweet Vermouth
1 part Campari
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Add cold dry ice and stir. Once Dilution is reached, strain into glass.
Ancho Old Fashioned
1 part Milagro Silver Tequila
1 part Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur
¼ part Rich simple syrup
3 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters
Garnish with 1 orange and 1 lemon twist
Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir, and strain into a double Old Fashioned glass filled with one large ice block. Cut long swatches of orange and lemon peels with a vegetable peeler. Twist both over the drink, rub along the rim of the glass and roll together into a rosette to use as garnish.
1 part Montelobos Mezcal
¾ part dry sherry
¾ part jasmine tea infused Dolin blanc
½ part St Germain liquor
2 dashes grapefruit bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir well. Strain into a nick & nora or martini glass, garnish with a dried flower
Monkey Shoulder, the mischievous malt whisky, is made for mixing in great cocktails like Show Me The Monkey.