Jim Meehan's Top Five Cocktails to Celebrate Thanksgiving (with Recipes!)
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|The Great Pumpkin is indeed great.|
Recipe: Great Pumpkin
2 oz. Southampton Pumpkin Ale
1 oz. Rittenhouse Bonded Rye Whiskey
1 oz. Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
0.5 oz. Deep Mountain Grade B Maple Syrup
1 whole egg
Add everything to a mixing glass and swirl to decarbonate beer. Dry-shake, then shake with ice and strain into a chilled fizz glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg.
There Will Be Blood: "It's kind of a funny name," says Meehan of this cocktail made with Godiva liqueur, bourbon, and blood orange juice. But there's a good reason for serving it come Thanksgiving: "Not everyone has a family that gets along during the holidays." This is for them.
Recipe: There Will Be Blood
2 oz. Old Grand-Dad Bonded Bourbon
0.75 oz. Godiva Original Liqueur
0.75 oz. Blood Orange Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a flamed orange twist.