On the Rocks: Thanksgiving Edition.

Everyone needs a drink or ten to get through the holidays. Especially when it involves family!

Apple Harvest Collins

– 1 Macintosh apple, peeled, cored and sliced
– 1 1/2 ounces Bulldog gin
– 1/3 ounce simple syrup
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice
– 1 1/2 ounces spiced apple cider (preferably Reed’s brand)

Muddle 2 slices of the apple in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Combine the gin, simple syrup and lemon juice in the cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour into a Collins glass over ice. Add spiced apple cider. Garnish with more apple slices. If you like, rim the glass with cinnamon and sugar before mixing the cocktail. Serves 1.

:: cocktail recipe and photo via NY Daily News

November Chill

– 3 oz gin
– 1 1/2 oz apple cider syrup (see link)
– 1/4 oz pomegranate syrup (see link)
– 1/4 oz Tuaca

Shake gin and apple cider syrup together with ice and strain into a cinnamon-sugar rimmed cocktail glass. Stir Tuaca and pomegranate syrup together and pour into the center of the glass. Serves 1.

:: cocktail recipe and photo via rejiggered

Pumpkin Margarita

– 2 oz Partida Reposado Tequila
– 1 oz fresh lime/lemon juice mix
– splash of pumpkin puree
– sesame seeds
– lime wedge

Rim a cocktail glass with lime juice and sesame seeds. Mix ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge. Serves 1.

:: cocktail recipe and photo via Talk Drinks

1 Comment
  • Project Ecoart

    November 27, 2008 at 6:38 pm Reply

    Have you tried cranberry margaritas? They are sooo good. That’s our Thanksgiving tradition!

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