Happy Hour: More Thanksgiving Cocktail Treats

By: Brodie

Nothing says 'Holiday' like a high-class cocktail creation to fill your glass and in this case, perfectly compliment the Turkey day meal.

Here are a few more liquor libations that take even the best Thanksgiving menu to the next level of excellence.



Canned or fresh, cranberry sauce is a staple of any Thanksgiving table. Echo the same refreshing fruit flavor in an alcoholic beverage.  Combine 3 parts vodka, 1 part cranberry liqueur (cranberry juice works just fine) and garnish with fresh or dried cranberries.



Onions are a basic ingredient in many popular side dishes we associate with Thanksgiving. Get a bite in your glass with this classic mix of 2 parts gin, one part vermouth and pearl cocktail onions to garnish. Simple and tasty.

Hot Buttered Rum


Butter is pretty much the star of America’s favorite gluttonous celebration. Integrate the natural cocktail choice this year with help from the experts at CocktailTime.com:

Hot Buttered Rum

- 1 lb light brown sugar
- 1/2 lb unsalted butter (softened)
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a mixing bowl beat together softened butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract and spices until well combined. Refrigerate in an airtight reusable container for up to a month, or place in your freezer until ready to use.

To make Hot Buttered Rum: In a pre-heated coffee mug combine 2 heaping tablespoons batter with 1 1/2 oz. Mount Gay Eclipse Rum. Top with boiling water and stir well to mix. Serve with a spoon.

Hint: It is best to make the batter in advance so the spices have an opportunity to mingle. Be sure to remove batter from refrigerator at least 6 hours prior to serving to allow it to soften. (Cocktail by Tony Abou-Ganim)

Cheers to a happy Thanksgiving!