Thanksgiving cocktails

Thanksgiving is here to ring in the beginning of the holiday season! Let’s welcome this special celebration A Lo Grande by adding a twist to your favorite holiday cocktail recipes and introducing some new ones that are sure to quickly become new favorites.

According to Buchanan’s mixologist, Ricky Gomez, the 2012 U.S. World Class Bartender of the Year, one way to add a twist to your favorite holiday recipe is by changing the sweetening ingredient. For instance, if your cocktail calls for sugar syrup you can substitute it with some of this season’s hottest flavors such as honey or ginger syrup. You could also add some popular fruits and spices of the season to enhance flavor

To keep you warm and enjoy a tasty and seasonal flavor, Ricky recommends a Hot Toddy.

Hot Toddy
1.5 oz Buchanan’s DeLuxe
1 tsp honey
3 oz hot water
1 Cinnamon Stick, 3 cloves
Lemon wheel
Place all ingredients in a hot toddy mug (glass coffee mug) and stir

For those ginger lovers looking for a sweet and sour cocktail, you can try a Ginger Meggs.

Ginger Meggs
1.5 oz Buchanan’s DeLuxe
1/2 oz PX Sherry
1/2 ginger syrup
1/2 oz lemon juice
1 oz mandarin juice

Place all ingredients in a shaker tin. Add ice and shake. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Mardarin zest garnish.

If you feel like enjoying a contemporary but tasty cocktail, a Monty Burn is the perfect recommendation.

Monty Burns
2 oz Buchanan’s DeLuxe
1/2 oz Amaro montenegro
1/2 oz Sweet vermouth
2 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters

Place all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a lemon zest.

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