Celebrate Thanksgiving Day (+ Weekend!) with Food + Fabulous Cocktails! #LAStory

It’s almost the holiday. I feel like I am starring down the wrong end of a shotgun with a slew of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales yet to compil– not to mention the food I need to prepare for “THE BIG DAY!” .
That said, everything tastes better when they have something amazing to sip whether it’s wine, sparkling wines or amazing cocktails. I have so many cocktails to share with you and there will be some almost every day this week. Here’s a few for you to review!

Nothing says Fall like a little Pumpkin Spice:
Ménage a Trios Pumpkin Spice Martini

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Ingredients:

2 parts Ménage a Trois Vodka

1 part Fulton’s Pumpkin Cream Liqueur

Method:
Mix over ice and strain into a Martini glass.

The Baked Apple 46
Created by Cody GoldsteinFounder of Muddling Memories and Head Bartender at Upholstery Store: Food and Wine
Makers-46-Apple

Ingredients:

2 parts Maker’s 46

½ part Apple Brandy

¼ part Cinnamon Syrup

2 Dashes Baked Apple Bitters

Smoked Cinnamon Stick, to garnish

Lemon Twist, to garnish

Method:
Fill rocks glass with ice and set aside. Combine Maker’s 46, Apple Brandy, Cinnamon Syrup and Apple Bitters into a mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir for 10 seconds. Empty out rocks glass with ice. Take a lighter and heat the end of the cinnamon stick. When it start to smoke rim it around the inside of the glass. Strain into the rocks glass with a 2 inch ice cube. Zest a lemon twist and put it inside.

Cranberries are a defining fruit for this time of year,

‘Tis the Spritzer
Created by Cody GoldsteinFounder of Muddling Memories and Head Bartender at Upholstery Store: Food and Wine

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Ingredients:

2 parts Tres Agaves Reposado Tequila

1 part Blood orange juice

½ part Aperol

½ part Cranberry juice

Champagne, to fill
Cranberries to garnish

Method:
Add all the ingredients into a shaking tin and fill with a handful of ice. Shake for 5 seconds and strain into a Collins glass. Top with Champagne and garnish with a few cranberries.

Ginger makes everything better during the holidays:
The Sugar Island Ginger Snap

Created by Cody GoldsteinFounder of Muddling Memories and Head Bartender at Upholstery Store: Food and Wine

Sugar-Island-Spiced-Rum-Gin

Ingredients:
2 parts Sugar Island Spiced Rum

½ part Lime juice

½ part Ginger liqueur

Apple Cider, to fill

Rosemary sprig as garnish

Method:
Add all ingredients into a shaking tin. Dry shake for 5 seconds. Fill the Collins glass with ice and top ¾ the way with Apple Cider. Float the remaining ingredients from the shaker over top. Quickly light rosemary sprig for garnish and place on top of cocktail.

Maple is the ultimate fall sweetener:

The Holiday CRUZ
Created by Niccole Trzaska, The Liberty, NYC

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Ingredients:

1 ¼ parts CRUZ Silver Tequila

¾ part Crown Maple Syrup / Baileys mixture

1 part cream

Method:
Shake all ingredients together over ice; top with whipped cream and sprinkle.

Rosemary is this Fall’s beloved herb:
Rosemary Kicker
Created by Cody GoldsteinFounder of Muddling Memories and Head Bartender at Upholstery Store: Food and Wine

MATV-Rosemary-Kicker

Ingredients:

2 parts Ménage a Trois Vodka

½ part ounce Lillet

¼ part White peppercorn syrup

¼ part Rosemary infused Olive Juice

Method:
Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass, fill with ice and stir for 10 seconds. Double strain into a couple
Glass and garnish with a Rosemary sprig

Pecans are great for more than just pies:
The Nutty Neige

Created by Cody GoldsteinFounder of Muddling Memories and Head Bartender at Upholstery Store: Food and Wine

QUI-Pecan

Ingredients:
1 part QUI Tequila

½ part Averna Amaro

½ part Candied Pecan Syrup

½ part Aperol

¼ part Campari

Grapefruit twist, to garnish

Method
Combine all ingredients into mixing glass, fill with ice and stir for 10 seconds. Pour into a rocks glass with large ice cube and garnish with grapefruit twist and pecan

This is an amazing array of cocktails that you can whip up anytime this Thanksgiving weekend .. and treat your friends or even just yourself to a fabulous sip!

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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