Three Thanksgiving Cocktails To Try This Year
Whether you are spending Thanksgiving with family or hosting a Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving cocktails are a wonderful way to start the festive season. Yes, beer and wine are staples alongside a great meal however, we believe these concoctions served with hors d’oeuvres or sipped post-dessert will make for a truly festive holiday.
They are all made with Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky, which celebrated its 202nd birthday this year. One of the recipes features Laphroaig 10 Year Old -well known for its signature flavor as it packs a smoky power and a long, dry, peaty finish and is the foundation for some fall flavors. It is also the perfect gift to bring to the Thanksgiving host. Sip to celebrate, or to calm your nerves from that eccentric relative- just get into the spirit!
Laphroaig Peat Feast
- 1 1/2 parts Laphroaig® 10 Year Old Scotch Whisky
- 1 part Amaretto
- 3/4 part lemon juice
- 1/4 part simple syrup
- 1 medium egg white
- Fresh Cinnamon (for garnish)
Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin and shake first without ice to emulsify the egg white. Open tin, carefully add ice, and shake hard until cold and frothy. Double strain into a stemmed cocktail glass. Garnish with freshly grated cinnamon.
Laphroaig Broadbay Sour
Created by Jordan Felix, Portland, OR
- 1 1/4 parts Laphroaig® Select
- 1/4 part Amontillado Sherry
- 2/4 part fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp orange marmalade
- 3 drops of aromatic bitters
- Cinnamon stick (for garnish)
- Orange peel (for garnish)
Method: Build all ingredients in a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Fine strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with large ice. Garnish with burnt cinnamon stick & orange peel.
Laphroaig End of the Day
Created by Benjamin Schiller, Chicago, IL
- 2 parts Laphroaig® Select
- 3/4 part vermouth
- 1/4 part walnut liqueur
- Allspice liqueur (for glass rinse)
- Grated nutmeg (for garnish)
Method: Combine Laphroaig, vermouth, and walnut liqueur in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir. Meanwhile, rinse a coupe glass with allspice liqueur, and then empty any excess liquid. Strain the cocktail into the glass, and grate nutmeg over the cocktail.