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Thanksgiving Cocktail Ideas for the Season

Nightclub and Bar magazine recently posted a few recipe ideas for the holiday season. Of course, pumpkin, spice, and everything nice are in the mix.

Here are a few to enjoy:

Smashing Pumpkin
On the menu at 1OAK in New York City.

1½ oz. Svedka Vanilla
¾ oz whole milk
¼ oz. simple sugar syrup
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
¼ Tbsp. fig jam
Ground nutmeg, for garnish

Shaken and strained into a Martini glass and garnish with ground nutmeg on top.

Spiced Caramel Apple
Created by Kara Newman, author of “Spice & Ice.”caramel-apple-martini-recipe

2 oz. Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
1 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka
2 1/z oz. apple cider
1 dash lemon juice

Rim Martini glass with agave syrup and crumbled gingersnap cookies at set aside. Add liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a Martini glass.

Jonathan Pogash always makes a great cocktail. Here’s one of his creations:

Candy Apple
Created by Jonathan Pogash
1 ½ ounces VeeV Acai Spirit
1 ounce apple cider
½ ounce apple liqueur
¼ ounce simple syrup

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake very well. Strain over ice into an Old-fashioned glass and garnish with a caramel-covered apple slice.

Fall is full of juicy flavors-be sure to make the most of them!

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