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5 Holiday Cocktail Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Gathering

In charge of drinks for Thanksgiving but not sure what to mix up?? Fear not — we’ve got you babe. We’ve pulled together four of our favorite festive sips that are sure to bring all sorts of comfort & joy to the table. Now get mixing and shaking, you’ve got a crowd to serve!!

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1. ‘Tis the Season

2 oz Whiskey

Bar spoon of yuzu simple syrup (or substitute regular simple syrup)

Dash of cardamom bitters

Dash of angostura bitters

Add all elements to a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain over fresh ice in rocks glass.

5 Holiday Cocktail Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Gathering | The Roc Blog

2. Spice Merchant

2 oz Rum

.5 oz Fresh squeezed OJ

.75 oz lime juice

.5 oz. cinnamon simple syrup*

Add ingredients to a shaker, and double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with orange zest.

5 Holiday Cocktail Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Gathering | The Roc Blog

3. Cascadia

1.5 oz Gin

.5 oz Spiced pear liqueur

.5 oz Honey

Dash of RX Cherry Apple Bitters

Add all ingredients to a shaker, and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with sliced pear and grated cinnamon and nutmeg.

5 Holiday Cocktail Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Gathering | The Roc Blog

4. Everything Nice

1 oz Rye

1 oz Bourbon

Bar spoon of vanilla bean syrup*

Dash of chocolate bitters

Dash of orange bitters

Place all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain over fresh ice and garnish with orange zest and vanilla bean.


*Simple Syrup DIY:

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

Boil sugar and water together, stirring, until sugar has dissolved.

For vanilla bean syrup: Add seeds from 1 vanilla bean to mixture before boiling. Pour into a glass container.

For cinnamon simple syrup: Add 1 cinnamon stick before boiling. Let sit 10-15 minutes after sugar has dissolved. Strain mixture into jar.


What’s are your favorite Thanksgiving cocktails? Let us know below!

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