5 Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes to Try this Season

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Nothing relaxes me more during the holidays than curling up beside the fire with a seasonal cocktail in hand. Cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate, and peppers are just a few ingredients you'll find in these easy to prepare Thanksgiving cocktail recipes that are sure to help you remain jolly throughout the season and impress the most discerning of guests:

BH Spiced Cocoa

For the Whiskey Novice:
Basil Hayden’s® Spiced Cocoa

Ingredients:
2 parts Basil Hayden's® Bourbon
1/4 part Nocello® Walnut Liqueur
2 parts Spicy Hot Cocoa* (see recipe below)
2 Chili Peppers (for garnish)

Method: Pre-heat mug by filling it with hot water - discard water after 30 seconds. Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon and Nocello® Walnut Liqueur to the heated mug. Add the spicy hot cocoa and gently mix together. Garnish with chili peppers.

Spicy Hot Cocoa*

Ingredients:
1/2 Tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 Tbsp. Sugar
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
1/4 Cup Water

Method: Mix dry ingredients together, add hot water and stir until dissolved.

Cruzan Sparkling Honey Diamond

For the Seasonal Celebrator:
Cruzan® Sparkling Honey Diamond

Ingredients:
1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Dark Rum
3/4 part Lime Juice
3/4 part Honey Syrup
Sparkling Wine

Method: Combine rum, juice and syrup over ice and shake for 15 seconds. Fine strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine.

KC Old Fashioned Holiday (1)

For the Traditionalist:
Knob Creek® Old Fashioned Holiday (recipe by Celebrity Chef Michael Symon)
Ingredients:
1 1/2 Parts Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey
1/2 Part Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 Part Lemon
1 Part Wild Ale (like Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales®)
1 Egg White
Nutmeg for Garnish

Method: Combine all ingredients in a bar tin without ice. Shake for 20 seconds. Add ice and shake for another 20 seconds. Double strain into chilled lowball glass and garnish with grated nutmeg.

Laphroig_Montgomerie Smoked Cider (1)

For the Cocktail Connoisseur:
Laphroaig® Montgomerie Smoked Cider

Ingredients:
1 1⁄2 parts Laphroaig® 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
3 parts apple cider
1 part fresh lemon sour

Method: Build over ice in order. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Midori Cider

For the Liqueur Lover:
Midori® Cider

Ingredients:
1 part Midori® Melon Liqueur
2 parts Apple Cider
1 Wedge of Lemon
1 Apple for garnish (optional)

Method: Fill the glass with ice and pour in Midori®. Squeeze 1 wedge of lemon and drop in the glass. Add apple cider, stir gently, and garnish with an apple slice (optional).