Thanksgiving Cocktails

 

Staymaker

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2 oz. WR Whiskey (if ambitious, infuse with rosemary a few days before)
1 oz. acorn squash simple syrup
Orange twist
Rosemary sprig
Soda

1. Fill a mixing glass with ice.
2. Add WR Whiskey and acorn squash simple syrup (recipe below). Stir.
3. Strain into rocks glass.
4. Twist an orange over top and top with soda.
5. Light a sprig of rosemary on fire and use to garnish.

 

Acorn Squash Simple Syrup

Acorn Squash Simple Syrup
 

16 oz. sugar
32 oz. water
1 seeded, skinned acorn squash
6 bay leaves
12 all spice pods

Combine ingredients in a pot and heat to barely a boil. Strain and cool.

 

Hot OCG

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It doesn’t get much easier than this.

1. Buy a bottle or six of OCG
2. Pour OCG into a pot or crock pot
3. Turn stove or crock pot to low, warm up OCG (Do not boil)
4. Pour into glasses, taste fall in a glass

 
 

Harvest Mule

A fall twist on a classic cocktail.

1 1/2 oz. Red Arrow Vodka
1 oz. pumpkin simple syrup
1 oz. lemon simple syrup
1 oz. orange simple syrup
Ginger beer

1. Fill shaker with ice.
2. Add vodka and simple syrups. Shake.
3. Strain into collins glass filled with ice.
4. Top with ginger beer.

Pumpkin Simple Syrup

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Dash nutmeg

Combine ingredients in pot and heat to barely a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and cool.

Orange Simple Syrup

6 oz. orange marmalade
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup honey
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup sugar

Combine ingredients in pot and heat to barely a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and cool.

 

Lemon Simple Syrup

2 lemons, sliced
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup water

Combine ingredients in pot and heat to barely a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and cool.

 
Molly Westmaas