Despite all of the traditions and overfilled stomachs, Thanksgiving is really just about getting to spend time with your family and friends, which is the main reason people love it so much. When you want to relax on Thanksgiving, a holiday cocktail can be a great way to loosen the vibe. Read on to find three great Thanksgiving cocktail recipes.
Yields 8 cocktails
In early November, fill a large jar with your cleaned pears and add in your vodka. Seal the container and soak the pears for at least two weeks. Heat up your sugar and 1 cup of water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Let the sugar dissolve and add your rosemary. Take of the heat and let stand. Toss the rosemary and refrigerate the sugar.
Get your 12 ounce cups and fill them halfway with ice. Add 4 tbsp of vodka, 2 tbsp syrup and 3 tbsp pear nectar to each cup. Add 1/2 cup sparkling water to each and garnish with rosemary sprigs.
Get your blender and add your whiskey, schnapps, sweet potatoes and nutmeg. Blend until smooth and pour into shooter glasses. Top with your mini marshmallows. Use your creme brulee torch to brown the marshmallows and let cool. Drink in one or two sips for a decadent dessert.
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir thoroughly and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with star anise if you have it on hand.