Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipe

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Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipe

A classic Thanksgiving cocktail is the gin martini, a festive cocktail best enjoyed with family and friends. This is a wonderful drink that’s easy to mix and perfect for when you’re waiting for the turkey to finish or eating your Thanksgiving Day feast. To make the martini, apricot brandy and lemon juice are added. They add subtle notes of sweet fruit. Your taste buds will be prepared for the mouthwatering bird you have been cooking all day long.


You can make Thanksgiving cocktails that will taste better by using quality ingredients. If you are going to make a martini, then it all begins with the gin. Choose a high-quality brand to pour into the drink. In addition to London dry gins, any gin with notes of juniper will work well. It should be refrigerated once it has been opened if it is older than three months. Make sure you add the apricot brandy to your shopping list if it has been a while since you bought a bottle. Don’t be afraid to pay a little more for a quality bottle of the apricot brandy. Despite the easy preparation, most of the inexpensive options are too sweet for cocktails of this style. The apricot brandy you find if you can find it would be the best. Bols and Luxardo are popular brands to look for. A little lemon juice will also help make a cocktail taste better, even if it’s just an accent. It makes enough juice to make a few Thanksgiving cocktails from a lemon. Though you might not think much about the cherry garnish (especially if you like to nibble on it), it is certainly worth considering. There is nothing natural about those neon red macarons that are so popular and easy to find. If you want natural cherries, look for ones that are free of additives.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipe is 5 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipe is 152 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Strainer


  • Martini Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 3 oz. gin
  • 4 oz. apricot brandy
  • 4 oz. dry vermouth
  • 1/4 oz. lemon juice Maraschino cherry, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  • The ingredients need to be gathered.
  • Fill the cocktail shaker with ice and shake well.
  • Then add the gin, apricot brandy, dry vermouth, and lemon juice.
  • Put into an old-fashioned glass or cocktail glass that has been chilled.
  • Add a maraschino cherry as a garnish. I hope you enjoy my services.

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