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Festive & Fast Thanksgiving Cocktails

by 1-877-SPIRITS.COM 22. November 2011 10:00

Cooking for Thanksgiving is a large task so we’d like to help by offering simple cocktail recipes that are easy to prepare last minute.

                       Sparkling Pear/Cranberry Cocktail (Serves 4)
Divide 1/4 c. pear nectar evenly into four tall champagne glasses. Gently pour 4 oz. Martini® Asti Sparkling Wine into each glass and add 3 dry cranberries per glass. Garnish each with a rosemary sprig.

                                        Ginger Cognac (Serves 2)
Muddle 6 basil leaves with 1/2 oz. simple syrup at the bottom of each rocks glass. Pour 4 oz. Hennessy X.O Cognac into each glass and top with ginger ale. Garnish each with a basil leaf.

                                       Modern English (Serves 2)
Muddle 4 lemon wedges, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 oz. maple syrup and a diced pear in a shaker. Add ice and 5 oz. Tanqueray Rangpur Gin and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into two cocktail glasses. Garnish each with a cinnamon stick.

                                          Gobble-tini (Serves 1)
Shake 1-1/4 oz. Smirnoff® Cranberry Vodka, 1/4 oz. Chambord Liqueur and 1/2 oz. cranberry juice in a shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with 3 cranberries on a stick.

For more great recipes, check out our last minute punch bowl recipes here. Making a punch bowl is quick and creates “self-serve” cocktails for your guests.

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