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Thanksgiving Cocktail Choices

November 23, 2019 – It’s Thanksgiving, it’s fall, it’s apple time, it’s time for fun and new and interesting cocktails. 

If the Thanksgiving weekend means lazy mornings and enjoying someone else’s kitchen slog then by all means indulge in Svedka’s Rise & Shine and you’ll be in a good mood all day.  It’s the perfect brunch libation any weekend.  And since you now have a bottle of Svedka Citron on the kitchen counter, you might move on to The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far.  This a good one to share with friends and so easy.

Staying with the apple theme, check out Ruffino Jack of Spades and Bacardi Treacle.  And no list would be complete without something a little bit spicy featuring Casa Noble Reposado Tequila.

Svedka Rise & Shine

created by Mixologist Cody Goldstein.

1 oz Svedka Citron

3 oz orange juice

1 oz pineapple juice

.50 oz Grenadine

Sparkling wine, to fill

Method: Add vodka, orange, pineapple into wine glass with ice. Top with sparkling wine and float grenadine on top. Garnish with orange and pineapple fronds.

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far

2 parts Svedka Citron

2 parts apple juice

1 part ginger beer

0.5 parts fresh lime juice

Method:  Build in a Collins glass and stir well.  Garnish with a slice of ginger.

Ruffino Jack of Spades

2 parts Ruffino Prosecco

1½ parts cognac

¾ parts lemon juice

1 part apple cider

½ part honey syrup (2:1 honey to water)

Apple slices

MethodShake the cognac, lemon, apple cider, and honey syrup. Strain into a lowball glass with ice and top with Ruffino Prosecco. Garnish with an apple slice.

 Bacardi Treacle

2.5 parts Bacardi  Reserva Ocho

0.25 parts simple syrup

1 part freshly pressed apple juice

2 dashes orange bitters

Method: Build over ice rocks until perfectly diluted. Float apple juice last. Garnish with an apple slice.

In Noble Fashion 

1.5 oz Casa Noble Reposado Tequila


0.5 oz ancho chili liqueur

0.25 oz simple syrup

2 dashes orange bitters


2 drops molé bitters


Orange peel

Method:  Combine all ingredients, except orange peel, into mixing glass and stir.
 Strain into glass over ice.
 Squeeze orange peel; rub around rim and drop into glass.

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