While Thanksgiving has always been about gathering and being thankful for family, over the last few years a new tradition has taken hold, Friendsgiving. Nothing really beats a table of great food surrounded by your closest friends, which is why the holiday has become so popular amongst younger generations.
There are no real guidelines for the celebration, but toasting to great friendships is a must. Whether you like your drinks strong or sweet, raising a glass and showing thanks to those that have held you down is always the highlight of any special occasion. That’s why we rounded up a few unique cocktail recipes to help you say cheers to life and friendship the right way this Friendsgiving.
Friendsgiving Rum Punch
1 part BACARDÍ Gold Rum
1 part BACARDÍ Superior Rum
3 parts Apple Cider
2 parts lemonade (Sweetened)
1 tsp. of Pumpkin Pie Spice
4 sticks of Cinnamon (for Garnish)
1 Apple Cut Into Slices (for Garnish)
In a large punch bowl, combine all ingredients with an ice block. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and apple slices. Serve on the rocks.
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1 lime, halved
2 tbsp. sugar
1 c. sweetened cranberry juice
1 bottle champagne
12 fresh cranberries
4 small sprigs of fresh rosemary
Rim champagne flutes with lime and dip in sugar. Pour 1/4 cup cranberry juice into each glass and top with champagne. Use a toothpick to poke a hole through cranberries. Thread rosemary skewer through cranberries and garnish mimosas.
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Salted Caramel White Russian
1-1/2 oz vodka
1 oz Kahlua
2 oz cream
1 tablespoon caramel sauce
Coarse ground sea salt (to garnish)
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, vodka, Kahlua, cream and ½ of the caramel. Shake well.
Swirl the remaining caramel around the inside and rim of a mason jar or cocktail glass. Fill with ice. Pour cocktail mixture over top. Garnish with sea salt.
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2 oz. RumHaven
1½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz. Honey Syrup
2-3 Basil Leaves
Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously. Double strain cocktail into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Garnish with a basil leaf.
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