Sips to be Thankful for
It’s that time of year again – family is in town, the table is set, and you’re probably already hard at work, preparing your Thanksgiving feasts. One thing is for sure: there will be a lot of drinks on the table this year!
If you’re looking for something new to serve up at your family dinner this year, we’ve got two cocktails perfect for the occasion.
Fall Spiced Negroni
We wanted to put a new spin on the classic Negroni. This drink is completely transformed by two different types of infused spirits, used to bring out all those spices that make autumn so delicious! We chose Campari because its ingredients are known for their bright red color (and flavor!)– perfect for fall colors.
1 oz Pear Infused Gin
3/4 oz Fall Spice Infused Campari
1 oz Vermouth
Lemon Peel & Rosemary for Garnish
Add all ingredients directly into glass. Add ice. Stir until ingredients are chilled. Garnish drink with lemon peel and rosemary.
Pumpkin Spiced Vanilla Old Fashioned
One of the best things about fall is all those delicious pumpkin spice flavors! We wanted to create a drink that would really highlight how amazing this flavor combination can be. Vanilla seemed like the perfect way to do it – after all, vanilla and pumpkins are already great friends.
Here, we use whiskey as our base spirit because its deep, rich flavor lends itself well to a variety of different flavors.
Yields 1 Pitcher of Old Fashioned for all to Enjoy!
24 oz Whiskey
24 Pinches Pumpkin Spice
3 oz Vanilla Paste
12 oz Pumpkin Puree
12 Dashes Aromatic Bitters
24 Dashes Orange Bitters
Orange Peel & Cinnamon Stick for Garnish
For our more ambitious cooks in the kitchen, we used a unique method for combining the elements of this cocktail together that will give you another reason to break out your sous vide machines! Vacuum sealing the ingredients together, we sous vide them at 115F for 4 hours. This allowed the ingredients to properly mesh and flavors to become more unified. Upon completing the sous vide, we filtered the liquid through a fine mesh strainer to remove any fibers from the liquid and further filtered the strained liquid through 3 layers of cheese cloth. Once this filtering was completed, we cooled the liquid to room temperature and chilled it.
To serve this drink, simply pour over ice, stir until well chilled, and enjoy. You may even add a few more drops of aromatic bitters to it for even deeper flavor.