Recipes: Thanksgiving Cocktails

Happy Thanksgiving! Once the turkey has been gobbled up and the pumpkin pie has been enjoyed, savor one of these festive fall cocktails, courtesy of Ketel One.

Ketel One Cranberry Celebration

Cranberry Celebration
1 ½ oz. Ketel One Citroen
1 tablespoon of cranberry reduction
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
½ oz. simple syrup
Club soda
Combine first four ingredients in a mixing glass. Vigorously shake with ice and pour contents into a rocks glass (fine strain over new ice if you prefer no chunks). Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with a cranberry and mint sprig.
****To make a cranberry reduction, take a 12 oz. bag of cranberries, rinse and add 4 oz. of orange juice and 4 oz. of simple syrup. Bring it to a boil, and let simmer for 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally while it is simmering. Place the reduction into the freezer for 30 minutes and allow the reduction to thicken.

Ketel One Spiked Apple
Spiked Apple
1 oz. Ketel One Vodka
½ oz. Stirrings Apple Liqueur
1 oz. apple cider
½ oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake over ice. Pour contents into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange slice.

ketel oneGreat Pumpkin

Pumpkin King
1 oz. Ketel One Oranje
¼ oz. Godiva Caramel Liqueur
¼ oz. pumpkin liqueur
1 teaspoon whipped cream
Combine first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake over ice. Strain into a martini glass. Top with whipped cream and garnish with a dust of cinnamon powder.

ketel one fall back

Fall Back Buck
1.5 oz.Ketel One Citroen Flavored Vodka
0.5 oz.fresh lime juice
0.25 oz.simple syrup
1 oz.pineapple juice
2 oz.ginger beer
0.25 oz.aromatic bitters
Combine first four ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake with ice and strain into a collins glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer and a heavy float of bitters.

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