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10 Best Cocktail Recipes for Thanksgiving Day

13/11/2019

On this Thanksgiving Day, complement your menu with any of these impressive cocktails.

Turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, corn, wine…seems a boring old menu for Thanksgiving Day. This time, skip the bottle of red and add delicious cocktails on your Thanksgiving table.

Here are the 10 best cocktail recipes for Thanksgiving Day.

  1. Lavender Gimlet Gin Cocktail

Lavender Gimlet Gin Cocktail

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Combine 50ml Masons Lavender Gin, 50ml lime juice & 25ml sugar syrup, in a cocktail shaker and strain into a gimlet glass. Garnish with lime zest and sit back and enjoy!

[Recipe & Image: Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin]

  1. Lavender & Raspberry Bramble Gin Cocktail

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Add the gin, lemon and sugar syrup to a shaker. Shake well. Strain into an ice-filled tumbler.

Gently trickle the Crème De Mure down into the tumbler – this will give you the ‘bramble’ effect. Garnish perfectly with freshly picked raspberries.

[Recipe & Image: Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin]

  1. Pumpkin Patch Bay

PUMPKIN PATCH BAY

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Georgian Bay Gin

  • 1oz Pumpkin Flavoured Liqueur

  • .5oz Lemon Juice

  • 1 Tsp. Pumpkin Puree’

  • Dash of Cinnamon

  • 1 Egg White

  • Garnish: Thyme Sprigs

Instructions:

Fill a shaker with ingredients and no ice. Dry shake for 45 seconds to emulsify egg white. Add ice to the shaker and continue to shake for another 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a sprig of thyme.

[Recipe & Image: Georgian Bay Spirit Co]

  1. The Cottage Smash

THE COTTAGE SMASH

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Georgian Bay Gin

  • 2 Tablespoon Demerara sugar

  • 2 Tablespoon Grapefruit Juice

  • 5 Sprigs Fresh Mint

Instructions:

Dissolve the sugar in the juice by swirling the mixing glass like a sommelier would be a nice Barolo, then add all the ingredients with a half cup of ice (enough to fill your rocks glass) and shake until you can no longer shake. Pour all contents directly into a rocks glass (beginner) or Collins glass (expert).

[Recipe & Image: Georgian Bay Spirit Co]

  1. Martini Harbour

MARTINI HARBOUR

Ingredients:

  • 2.5oz Georgian Bay Gin

  • 0.5oz Dry Vermouth®

  • Garnish: 3 Pimiento Stuffed Olives

Instructions:

Chill a martini glass in the freezer for 5 minutes. Fill a shaker with ice. Add Georgian Bay Gin® and dry vermouth (go slightly less than .5oz of vermouth if you like your martinis really dry or slightly more if you like them wet). Give everything a good shake and then strain contents into the martini glass. Put three pimiento-stuffed olives on a toothpick or skewer and slip into the martini.

[Recipe & Image: Georgian Bay Spirit Co]

  1. Avva Espresso Martini

Avva-Espresso-Martini

Ingredients:

  • 35ml Avva Scottish Gin

  • 30ml freshly brewed coffee

  • 15ml Berry Good Cofaidh Cold Brew Liqueur

  • 15ml sugar syrup

  • Cubed ice

Instructions:

Chill your freshly brewed coffee. Add all ingredients into a shaker. Add ice and shake well. Strain into a Martini glass, garnish with coffee beans!

[Recipe & Image: Avva Scottish Gin]

  1. Avva Negroni

Avva-Negroni

Ingredients:

  • 30ml Avva Scottish Gin

  • 30ml Suze

  • 30ml Camparie

  • Garnish - Orange peel

  • Glass - a short serve tumbler

Instructions:

Fill serving glass with ice chunks. Pour all ingredients into your glass. Stir gently & garnish.

[Recipe & Image: Avva Scottish Gin]

  1. The Honey Crisp

THE HONEY CRISP

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Georgian Bay Gin

  • 2oz Apple Cider

  • .5oz Lime Juice

  • 1oz Honey Simple Syrup

  • Dash of Cinnamon

  • Garnish: Apple matchsticks, thyme sprigs, cinnamon stick

Instructions:

Add ¼ cup of hot water and ¼ cup of honey and shake in a mason jar until honey dissolves. Keep in the fridge for next time!

[Recipe & Image: Georgian Bay Spirit Co]

  1. Georgian Eggnog

Georgian Eggnog

Ingredients:

  • 1.5oz Georgian Bay Gin

  • .5oz Oloroso Sherry

  • .5oz Orange Syrup

  • Egg white

  • Top with grated nutmeg

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker without ice. Shake for 45 seconds to emulsify the egg. Then add ice and shake for 20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Finish by grating nutmeg on top.

[Recipe & Image: Georgian Bay Spirit Co]

  1. Georgian Crush

GEORGIAN CRUSH

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Georgian Bay Gin

  • 1oz Premium Orange Juice

  • 1oz Premium Grapefruit Juice

  • 0.5oz Simple Syrup

  • Garnish: Mint Leaf

Instructions:

This is a twist on a screwdriver that is made with refreshing citrus, making it a Summer hit. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake until chilled. Then strain over a coupe glass, and garnish with a mint leaf.

[Recipe & Image: Georgian Bay Spirit Co]