Thursday, November 8, 2018
Monday night a fun co-worker agreed to go to a Thanksgiving big batch cocktail making class with me! For $15 we learned how to make 5 cocktails and came home with print outs of the recipes. It was held at a cute local whiskey and wine store. We also got to drink the cocktails – duh!
I will be honest. None of the cocktails could top my spiked apple cider. Again, my recipe for a single serving is 1 oz. bourbon, 1 oz. Fireball, about 1/2 cup apple cider and shake really well. Pour into glass with ice and top with ginger ale or sparkling apple Ice drink or sparkling apple cider or sprite. I like a little fizz with my cocktails. You can also put chunks of apples in the drink.
We both agreed that our favorite of the night was the ginger snap cocktail. Here is just a single serving:
1 oz. apple vodka
1 oz. ginger liqueur
1 oz. lemon juice
a squirt of agave syrup
peeled and grated fresh ginger
dash of cinnamon
dash of grated nutmeg
lemon peel for garnish
dash of bitters
Shake all together and pour into cocktail glass.
Now, my problem with the recipes we learned is that they are too complicated and require specialty ingredients. I bet I could recreate this with easier ingredients. Also, the ginger was a bit strong, so I think I would reduce that a bit. It really did taste like a ginger snap cookie, though.
He did tell us that you do not want to make these too far in advance because the flavors will meld together in a bad way.
Do you have a signature Thanksgiving cocktail or do you just open a bottle of wine? I am definitely more of a bourbon cocktail girl at this time of year.
Thanks for reading!