Good Morning! It’s Thanksgiving Day and either the family is coming over or you’re going to a certain location to celebrate. Either you’re cooking or you’re the guest either way you need a good drink for the occasion and guess who has you covered. As we always do at this time we have compiled the most delicious cocktail recipes you’ll find on the internet.
No matter what you have left on the bar cart we have a concoction you can make. If you’re feeling fancy step outside your usual taste pallet and try something new listed below.
BOSSIPs Thanksgiving 2023 Cocktail Guide
Codigo Smokey Eggnog Espresso Martini*
1 part Codigo 1530 Mezcal
1 part Kahlua
1 part Espresso or Cold Brew
3–4 parts Eggnog
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Pinch of salt
Dash of cinnamon or nutmeg to garnish
Method: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously until frothy and well chilled. Strain into a glass and top with cinnamon or nutmeg, and a coffee bean or two.
*This recipe can also be served on the rocks.
Codigo El Dorado
2 parts Codigo 1530 mezcal
1 parts lime juice
0.5 parts agave syrup
5 slices yellow bell pepper
10 fresh sage leaves (reserve one for garnish)
Method: Muddle the fresh yellow pepper and sage in the mixing glass. Add all the other liquid ingredients. Add ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into a glass with ice and garnish with fresh sage leaf.
Codigo Toasted Marshmallow Old Fashioned
2 parts Codigo 1530 Anejo
2 dashes chocolate butters
2 dashes Orange bitters
0.5 parts agave nectar
Marshmallow and orange garnish*
Method: Mix all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into glass with fresh ice.
*Toast marshmallow garnish before serving.
Southbound Tequila S’mores Martini
2 oz chocolate simple syrup
2 oz Southbound Tequila Reposado
2 oz Water or 2 oz unsweetened plant milk
Dash of Salt
*CHOCOLATE SIMPLE SYRUP (MAKES 7 OUNCES) INGREDIENTS:
1/4 cup Dark cacao
1/4 cup agave
1/2 cup water
Sprinkle of fluer de sel salt
1/4 tsp vanilla
Method: First make the simple syrup. Mix all ingredients. Rim the glass with ganache and dip graham crumbs. Fire roast some marshmallows, place on a skewer. Shake cocktail and pour
Lobos 1707 Tequila & Mezcal’s Lobos Legend Shot
2 oz* Lobos 1707 Tequila, Reposado
1 orange slice
Method: Dip the rim of a shot glass into the plate of orange juice and then onto the plate of cinnamon
Pour Lobos 1707 Tequila, Reposado into a shot glass, Garnish with half of orange slice and sip!
Mercer and Prince “Apple Spice”
2oz Mercer + Prince
.5oz Apple Jack Brandy
.5oz All Spice Dram
Dash of Bitters
Method: Add ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice + store together to combine/chill. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with apple slices + a blackberry.
Tequila Don Julio Harvest Spice
1.5 oz Tequila Don Julio Añejo
2 oz Apple Cider
0.25 oz Agave
0.25 oz Lemon Juice
Dash of Cinnamon Powder
Method: Add Tequila Don Julio Añejo, apple cider, agave, lemon juice and cinnamon powder to a shaker with ice and shake. Strain contents into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with dried apple.
Bib & Tucker “Steam Engine”
2 parts Bib & Tucker Double Char Bourbon (New release in Fall 2023!)
½ part Bénédictine
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Garnish: Expressed Orange Peel
Method: Stir all ingredients together in a mixing glass filled with ice. Strain into a Rocks glass over a large ice cube. Garnish with an expressed orange peel.
Lobos 17070 “Bitter Not Better”
1oz Lobos 1707 Reposado
.75oz Cynar or Montenegro Amaro
.75oz Grapefruit Juice
Strawberry dusted glass
Method: Stir all ingredients over ice in mixing glass until glass is frosted over. Whilst drink is chilling dust glass with strawberry dust *recipe below. Strain over large rocks glass and garnish with one dried sage or bay leaf
*STRAWBERRY DUST*: In a blender blitz cup of dehydrated freeze dried strawberries to create fine dust
Dust on top citrus brusher with single tea strainer
1.5 oz. Glendalough Barrel Irish Whiskey
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
Orange slice, lemon twist or fresh cherry
Method: Stir all ingredients well with ice in a mixing glass and strain into a chilled coupe. Then garnish with an orange slice, lemon twist or fresh cherry.
BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho Sevillian Orange Highball
2 oz BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho Sevillian Orange Cask Finish
4 oz soda water
Garnish: Orange slice
Method: Add cubed ice to a highball glass. Put all ingredients into a glass. Give a gentle stir to incorporate. Garnish with an orange slice.
Bombay Sapphire “Matcha Martini”
1.5 oz of Bombay Sapphire
.50 oz White Creme De Cacao
.50 oz Vanilla Syrup
1.0oz Oat Milk
1 tsp Matcha Powder
6 mint leaves
Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and strain into a small tin. Dry shake to frot cocktail and then strain into a chilled coupe glass. A glass with a drink and a skewer on it.
Martell’s “Swift Cider”
1 part Martell Blue Swift
2 parts Apple Cider
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Method: Combine Martell Blue Swift, apple cider, and Angostura bitters and stir. Pour into a rounded rocks glass and garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks.
Dewar’s “Spiced Pear Sour”
1.5 oz of Dewar’s 12 year old
.75 spiced pear liqueur
.50 maple syrup
Method: Shake ingredients with ice and fine strain into a coupe glass.
Pantalones “Fancy Pants Paloma”
1 oz Pantalones Organic Reposado Tequila
3 oz Betty Buzz Grapefruit
0.5 oz Lime Juice
Grapefruit & Orange Slice (Garnish)
Method: Combine Pantalones Tequila, Betty Buzz Grapefruit, and lime juice into sea salt rimmed glass over ice. Stir the magic, then summon the sunshine by adding a slice of grapefruit and a citrusy parade of orange slices, a zestful affair for your drink.
Gran Marnier “Grand Gild”
2 parts of Louis-Alexandre
.75 parts of Fresh Squeeze Grapefruit Juice
½ parts Lemon Juice
½ Bar spoon of Honey
Dash of Orange Bitters
Garnish: Rosemary Sprigs and Orange Flower Water Spray
Method:Add all ingredients to the cocktail shaker. Add ice. Shake and strain over a large ice cube in a rocks glass. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and a gentle spray of orange flower water.
Woodford’s “Salted Dark Chocolate Bourbon Cocoa”
2 Oz. Woodford Double Oaked
1 Cup Half & Half
3 Cups Milk of Choice
6 Oz. Dark Chocolate Chips
â Cup Sweetener Of Choice
½ Tsp. Salt
Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
Method: In a small pot, heat your heavy whipping cream and milk until warm, then stir in your chocolate chips, whisking until melted. Stir in sweetener, cinnamon, and salt to taste and stir until dissolved. Allow to warm until just below boiling. Remove from heat, then stir in your bourbon and vanilla extract. Pour into mugs, top with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle and salt and enjoy!
Patron EL CIELO MARTINI
2 oz. (60ml) PATRÓN EL CIELO
.5 oz (15ml) MARTINI Ambrato Vermouth
.5 oz (15ml) Noilly Prat Extra Dry Vermouth
3 dashes orange bitters
Method: Add all to a mixing glass, and stir with ice. Pour neat into a chilled Nick & Nora glass, garnish with orange twist.
Mezcal Union “The Perfect Serve”
2 oz Mezcal UNIÓN Uno
Method: Pour 2 oz of Mezcal UNIÓN Uno in a copita. Garnish with an orange slice sprinkled with worm salt.
Codigo Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini
1.5 parts Codigo 1530 Blanco
2 teaspoon pumpkin puree
1/8 teaspoon Pumpkin Spice
1 part Kahlua
1.5 parts hot espresso
1 part creamer of choice (both dairy free or regular work well)
Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with coffee beans and Cinnamon dusting on top.