We think it’s safe to say that 2016 has been the action-packed year we didn’t know we weren’t expecting; from the Presidential election revealing our universal areas of weakness (too soon?) to the loss of many incredible and legendary musicians, Thanksgiving and it’s turkey-cures-all forthcomings can’t arrive soon enough. Now is finally the time to step into 2017 on a stronger footing and to toast to one thing we can all agree on – gratitude.
To get you into the Thanksgiving spirit, we’ve rounded up our top 3 fall cocktails that you can use to mull over the prior months or to share with friends as we appreciate friends and family. One thing is for certain, whatever way you plan to celebrate, this is a special time of year where we all can start over. Thanksgiving represents everything that is right with our amazing country and all the great people in it; so why not use the holiday as an excuse to talk to someone you’ve fallen out of favor with or to do a good deed.
Vanilla Hot Toddy
· 1.25 oz. Crown Royal Vanilla
· 1 tsp fine grain sugar
· 2 small cloves
· 1.5 oz. boiling water
Add Crown Royal Vanilla, fine grain sugar and cloves in a mug. Add boiling water. Stir and enjoy.
· 1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast
· 3 oz. ginger beer
· 2 oz. lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice, stir and garnish with a lime wedge.
· 1.3 oz. George Dickel No. 12
· 4 oz. Apple Cider
· 0.5 oz. Grade B Maple Syrup
· 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Combine all ingredients. Garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.
Travel safely if you plan to visit loved ones, please drink responsibly (21+), and as always, we thank you for your amazing support and readership. Without you, there would no be Male Standard, and for that, we raise a glass to you!