By Melissa Dowling
It’s a busy week, what with Thanksgiving, Hannukkah and Black Friday. Here are a few more seasonal drink recipes to enjoy before, after or during your celebrations. If you missed our first round of holiday drinks, you can find more Thanksgiving cocktails here. And if pumpkin is your thing, check out these five smashing pumpkin cocktails. Most important, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
1 ½ oz. Weller Bourbon
½ oz. Amaro Averna
¾ oz. Lemon juice
¾ oz. Demarara syrup
3 dashes of chocolate bitters
I egg white
Combine ingredients in shaker and dry shake first. Add ice and strain. Garnish with a chocolate stache.
The mixologists at Filini Bar & Restaurant in Chicago developed this cocktail in honor of Movember, the month-long mustache growing event created to raise awareness for men’s health issues; 20% of the $12 cocktail proceeds will be donated to the Movember Foundation.
Festive Pumpkin Martini recipes to pump up your Thanksgiving weekend or Hannukkah celebrations.
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Plantation Original Dark Rum
Plantation Original Dark Rum is a blend of rums from Trinidad and Tobago, created by Cognac Ferrand spirits mastermind Alexandre Gabriel. A double-aged rum in the unique Plantation Rum house style, it is first aged in its country of origin and then aged for a second time in toasted Cognac Ferrand French oak casks. Plantation is available at a suggested retail price of $17.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
During a quick trip to St. Louis this week, someone recommended we visit Three Sixty, the rooftop bar at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. That was a good call.
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