Everyone has their favorite Thanksgiving fixins like mashed potatoes or pumpkin pie,’ but what we really look forward to is the Turkey Day-themed booze. Whether you’re celebrating Friendsgiving with the crew or throwing back a few with the fam, try one of these six Thanksgiving-inspired cocktails from around the country.
Cornucopia at Beacon Tavern in Chicago
A cocktail worthy of a being a centerpiece! Beacon Tavern’s head bartender Alex Schmaling created the Cornucopia made with cranberry sauce-infused vodka, Cardamaro, Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambery and lime. It’s a crafty cosmopolitan that’s citrus-driven, full of cranberry sauce flavors of orange, spice and bay with herbaceous and bitter notes from the vermouth and cardamaro.
405 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, beacontavern.com, @beacontavernchi
Peach Cobbler Cocktail at Boa Steakhouse in West Hollywood
Skip the turkey and celebrate Thanksgiving with a steak over at BOA Steakhouse. While you are there, wash it down with the Peach Cobbler cocktail made with CÎROC Peach Vodka, hazelnut liqueur, heavy cream and garnished with brown sugar and crushed graham cracker for rimming.
9200 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, Boasteak.com, @boasteakhouse
Mustache Ride at The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails in Las Vegas
While Thanksgiving may be November’s most celebrated tradition, it certainly isn’t the only one. The month is also Movember, an annual global initiative when men grow mustaches to raise awareness of men’s health issues. Whether you are sporting some temporary facial fur or not (aka ladies and the ladies who have outlawed their significant other from growing one), head to The Barbershop Cuts + Cocktails at The Cosmopolitan and order the Mustache Ride. The lol libation created by mater intoxicologist Eric Hobbie, is made with Writers Tears Whiskey, cherry herring, vanilla orgeat and Guinness, topped with a smokey mustache made with activated charcoal black islay bitters on the velvety foam. Warning, this drink may still tickle when you put your lips on it!
3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, thebarbershoplv.com, @thebarbershoplv
Boozy Salted at Umami Burger in Oakland
Things sure seem sweet up in Northern California. At Umami Burger Oakland, the famed eatery is giving us the ultimate Turkey Day treat with their Boozy Salted Caramel Shake made with vanilla ice cream, caramel, sea salt and tequila.
2100 Franklin St., Suite 2190, Oakland, umamiburger.com, @umamiburger
Papa Pumpkin Pie at Black Emperor in NYC
Thanksgiving would be the same without pumpkin pie. For the holiday, mixologist Ben Rojo of The East Village’s Black Emperor created the Don Papa Rum. The classic dessert-inspired drink is made with pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice syrup, orange bitters and lime juice, garnished with a mint sprig and icing sugar.
197 2nd. Ave, New York, @blackemperorbar
Legends of the Fall at Lionfish in San Diego
Thanksgiving at 80 degrees and sunshine? Count us in. Down in San Diego, Lionfish at Pendry San Diego is balancing its beachy vibe with some rich seasonal cocktails. The Legend Of The Fall, created by bartender Miach Scott is a whiskey sour variation, made with Hibiki Harmony, Amaro Montenegro, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram Maple Ginger Rosemary Cordial, fresh lemon and fresh pineapple juice. The drink will pair perfectly with the restaurant’s Friendsgiviging feast event happening Wednesday, Nov. 27.
435 Fifth Ave., San Diego, lionfishsd.com, @lionfishsd
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