Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cocktails for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Here are a few cocktail recipe recommendations that incorporate the autumnal flavors of the season and the holiday; pumpkin, apple and peach pies, apple cider, maple syrup, cinnamon

Pumpkin Spice Margarita

2 oz Camarena Reposado Tequila

1 can pumpkin puree

½ cup brown sugar

¼ cup sugar

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 pinch nutmeg

2 cups water

½ oz orange liqueur

Juice of ½ a lime

Make a pumpkin simple syrup by combining pumpkin puree with brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and water in a saucepan over low heat. Stir for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, cool and strain. Combine the juice of half a lime, Camarena Reposado Tequila, and 2 oz pumpkin simple syrup. Shake well and serve on the rocks.
Maple Paloma

2 oz Camarena Reposado Tequila

1 tsp maple syrup

4 oz grapefruit soda

1/2 oz fresh lime juice

Serve tall, over ice and garnish with a lime wedge.

Pumpkin Pie Martini

3 ½ oz Blue Ice Vodka

1 oz DaVinci Pumpkin Pie Syrup

Cinnamon sugar

Add Blue Ice and syrup to a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain. Garnish with an orange slice and pour into a cocktail glass rimmed with cinnamon sugar.
All-American Chilled Apple Pie

1 ½ oz Blue Ice Vodka

¾ oz Tuaca Liqueur

½ oz Sweet & Sour

Fill with Chilled Apple Cider

Build in order over ice in a 12 oz glass, garnish with a lemon slice, a long cinnamon stick and a straw.
Blue Ice Autumn Breeze

1 ½ oz Blue Ice Vodka

3 oz Orange Juice

1 oz POM Pomegranate Juice

Build over cubed ice in a Collins style glass. Garnish with an orange slice.

Chilled Pumpkin Latte

1 oz Blue Ice Vodka

¾ oz coffee liqueur

¾ oz DaVinci Pumpkin Pie Syrup

Build over cubed ice in a Collins-style glass.

Saffron Peach Martini

2 oz Gabriel Boudier Saffron Infused Gin

½ oz. natural peach syrup

½ oz. agave nectar

Juice of ½ large lemon

Shake all ingredients with ice. Serve in a 7 oz. martini glass. Garnish with a fresh peach slice.

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