Thanksgiving Cocktail Ideas

Turkey time is almost here.  To help celebrate my favorite holiday, I thought I’d share some cocktail ideas from Knob Creek, Basil Hayden, Laphroaig and Cruzan Rum.

KC_Old Fashoined Holiday

Photo courtesy Knob Creek

Knob Creek® Old Fashioned Holiday (recipe by Celebrity Chef Michael Symon)
Ingredients:
1 1/2 Parts Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey
1/2 Part Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 Part Lemon
1 Part Wild Ale (like Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales®)
1 Egg White
Nutmeg for Garnish

Method: Combine all ingredients in a bar tin without ice. Shake for 20 seconds. Add ice and shake for another 20 seconds. Double strain into chilled lowball glass and garnish with grated nutmeg.

Cruzan® Sparkling Honey Diamond

Photo courtesy Cruzan Rum

Cruzan® Sparkling Honey Diamond

Ingredients: 

1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Dark Rum 
3/4 part Lime Juice
3/4 part Honey Syrup
Sparkling Wine 
 
Method: Combine rum, juice and syrup over ice and shake for 15 seconds. Fine strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine.
 
Laphroaig_Montgomerie Smoked Cider
Laphroaig® Montgomerie Smoked Cider
Ingredients:
1 1⁄2 parts Laphroaig® 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
3 parts apple cider
1 part fresh lemon sour

Method: Build over ice in order. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
 
Basil Hayden's Spiced Cocoa

Photo courtesy Basil Hayden

Basil Hayden’s® Spiced Cocoa
Ingredients:
2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1/4 part Nocello® Walnut Liqueur
2 parts Spicy Hot Cocoa* (see recipe below)
2 Chili Peppers (for garnish)

Method: Pre-heat mug by filling it with hot water – discard water after 30 seconds. Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon and Nocello® Walnut Liqueur to the heated mug. Add the spicy hot cocoa and gently mix together. Garnish with chili peppers.

 
Spicy Hot Cocoa*
Ingredients:
1/2 Tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 Tbsp. Sugar
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
1/4 Cup Water

Method: Mix dry ingredients together, add hot water and stir until dissolved.

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