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Thanksgiving Cocktails with Halo

Halo has had a year filled with exceptional growth and amazing achievements. Let's give thanks and celebrate our many blessings this year by having a toast. Cheers to the boundless success of Halo!

Thanksgiving drink recipes that make for a more delicious holiday: the Festive Mule, Cranberry Gin Smash and the Cherry Boulevardier.

Ingredients

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Method

PRE CLASS PREP:

  • Pit your cherries,

  • Squeeze fresh juice (lime, lemon),

  • Pre make your ice.


Cocktail #1: Festive Mule


Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. vodka

  • 0.5 oz. fresh lime juice (squeeze from fresh limes or buy lime juice)

  • 0.5 oz. fresh pineapple juice

  • 0.25 oz. honey simple syrup (1:1 honey:water)

  • 4 oz. ginger beer


Finishing garnishes:

  • Cinnamon stick, whole nutmeg (to be grated over finished cocktail), lime wheel (cut from a fresh lime)


Tools:

  • Jigger/shot glass

  • Cocktail Shaker

  • Copper Mule Cup

  • Standard-sized ice cubes

  • Fine grain zester/grater (eg. Microplane)

  • [OPTIONAL] Lewis Bag and Ice Mallet (or crushed ice)


Method:


Simple Syrup:


1. Bring one cup of water to a boil. Add one cup honey. Let cool.


Cocktail:


1. In a cocktail shaker, mix vodka, lime, pineapple juice and simple syrup. Shake well.

2. Strain into a copper cocktail mug that’s filled with crushed ice. 

3. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with cinnamon stick, grated nutmeg, and lime wheel.


Cocktail #2: Cranberry Gin Smash


Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Gin

  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice (squeeze from fresh lemon or buy lemon juice)

  • 0.5 oz. simple syrup (1:1 sugar:water)

  • Fresh rosemary

  • Dried cranberries

  • Cracked black pepper

Finishing garnishes:

  • Fresh rosemary

  • Dried cranberries

Tools:

  • Jigger/shot glass

  • Bar spoon

  • Rocks glass

  • Julep/Hawthorne strainer

  • Fine strainer

  • Cocktail Shaker

  • Standard-sized ice cubes

Simple Syrup:


1. Bring one cup of water to a boil. Add one cup sugar. Let cool.


Cocktail:


1. In a cocktail shaker, lightly muddle together herbs, cranberries and black pepper. Mix in gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake well.

2. Strain into a rocks glass over ice.

3. Garnish with fresh rosemary, dried cranberries.


Cocktail #3: The Cherry Boulevardier 



Ingredients:

  • 1.25 oz. Bourbon 

  • 0.75 oz. Campari

  • 0.75 oz. Sweet vermouth 

  • Orange zest (from an orange)


Tools:

  • Jigger or shot glass

  • Mixing glass or Yari

  • Bar spoon

  • Fruit/vegetable peeler

  • Julep/Hawthorne strainer

  • Rocks glass (preferably chilled)

  • Standard-sized ice cubes 

  • Toothpick/or swizzle stick


Method:


1. Soak cherries in bourbon (let soak for 30 mins).

2. Add bourbon, Campari and sweet vermouth into a mixing glass/Yari with ice and stir until well-chilled.

3. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

4. Garnish with an orange twist (use the peeler to make the twist) and soaked cherries with toothpick or swizzle stick.