Cocktails For An Intimate Friendsgiving Party

Delicious Cocktails To Mix Up For Intimate Friendsgiving Celebrations

Friendsgiving is perhaps the most popular holiday event many will celebrate in 2020. Particularly with the new CDC guidelines advising households to host smaller and intimate gatherings instead of the large feasts with extended family members. This year, many will stay put with only significant others or immediate family and engage with people online. Creating a smaller, more memorable experience is all the more reason to make your group dinner session oh so special with the best Intimate Friendsgiving cocktails to mix. Whether you are hosting a cozy socially distanced gathering or a virtual soirée, delicious libations are essential. From a boozy-filled punch, to a riff on an Old Fashioned or a rum-based concoction, get ready to roll up your sleeves, and impress your guests with those home bartender skills you’ve mastered so far this year. Happy Friendsgiving!

Delicious Cocktails To Mix Up For Friendsgiving Celebrations

Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye Boulevardier

Ingredients:

Method:

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail mixing glass with ice. Stir until cold. Next, strain liquid into glass and serve up or with a large ice cube. Garnish with an orange peel.

Delicious Cocktails To Mix Up For Friendsgiving Celebrations

Knob Creek® Family Tradition 

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Knob Creek® Bourbon
  • 1 bar spoon allspice dram
  • ¼ part rich demerara syrup*
  • 1 dash Mole bitters
  • Zest of lemon
  • Zest of orange
  • Star anise (for garnish)

Method:

Add all ingredients into a double rocks glass.  Then, add a large cube of ice (2×2) and stir lightly until drink is slightly chilled.  Next, zest a lemon peel and an orange peel over top and discard both. Garnish with a star anise on top of the ice cube.

*Demerara sugar syrup 2:1 (Makes 1 pint):  Add 10 oz of demerara sugar with 5 oz of water into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil or until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from the stovetop and let cool.

Delicious Cocktails To Mix Up For Friendsgiving Celebrations

Silk & Spice Mulling Over It Punch

(Serves 8-10 people )

Ingredients:

  • 1 750ml bottle Silk & Spice Red Blend
  • 8 bags of Earl Grey Tea
  • 6 oz Allspice
  • 9 oz Banana Liqueur
  • 10 Orange Peels
  • Cinnamon Sticks (for garnish)

Method:

Pour all ingredients (except orange peels) into a large pot and simmer on low, stirring occasionally.  Wait until the liquid begins to bubble slightly and then remove from heat.  Add orange peels and let mixture sit for 10 minutes to infuse and cool.  Serve mulled wine mixture warm in mug or heat resistant cup and garnish with a cinnamon stick.  We also like the idea of placing it in a beverage dispenser to be more hygienic during an intimate Friendsgiving party, and easier for people to operate.

Delicious Cocktails To Mix Up For Friendsgiving Celebrations

The Flippin’ Egg

Ingredients:

Method:

Add ingredients into cocktail shaker. Shake with ice, and then strain back into shaker and dry shake to get frothy. Next, fine strain into a chilled coupe glass and grate fresh nutmeg over the cup.

Delicious Cocktails To Mix Up For Friendsgiving Celebrations

Velvet White Espresso Martini

Ingredients:

Method:

Combine ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain ingredients into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with chocolate flakes or coffee beans.

Delicious Cocktails To Mix Up For Friendsgiving Celebrations

Hardtack

Ingredients:

  •  2 oz Grace O’Malley Whiskey
  • .5 oz Homemade spiced red wine syrup *
  •  4 dashes of Fee Brothers black walnut bitters
  • Peppercorn garnish

Method: 

Stir all ingredients for 20 seconds and then strain into a rocks glass with one large format ice cube. Garnish with black peppercorns.

*Red Wine Syrup Directions: Take 1-750 ml bottle of red wine and 2 tbsp black peppercorns and reduce over low heat to half. Add 8 oz cup of sugar, stir until dissolved. Strain and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Delicious Cocktails To Mix Up For Friendsgiving Celebrations

Busker Paloma

Ingredients:

Method:

Fill a highball glass with ice and all ingredients. Stir and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Delicious Cocktails To Mix Up For Friendsgiving Celebrations

RumHaven Thank Haven

Ingredients:

Method:

Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously. Double strain cocktail into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Garnish with basil.

Delicious Cocktails To Mix Up For Friendsgiving Celebrations

RumHaven Cranberry Daiquiri

Ingredients:

Method:

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, then shake vigorously. Strain into coupe glass and garnish with cranberries.

Delicious Cocktails To Mix Up For Friendsgiving Celebrations

Haven Swizzle

Ingredients:

Method:

Add ingredients into a double old fashion glass filled with crushed ice (optional).  ‘Swizzle’ ingredients to mix, and garnish with mint and cranberries.

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