5 Festive Holiday Cocktails (To Get Freaking Excited About)

Who the heck is ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow? I know I am. Not only for the food but to relaaaaaax so hard core, I nap at least twice. Leading up to this glorious holiday, I’ve been racking my brain about what to make/bring to family dinners and an eventual Friendsgiving.

While I truly believe everyone looks forward to my famous cream corn (tastier than it sounds, promise), I wanted to mix things up and bring a really good treat for adults only. Adults that have been working really hard and deserve a new, refreshing treat to go along with both their dinner and dessert.

After a blog post idea from my wonderful intern Sydney, I thought that it’d be a crime to do this topic without the help of my favorite local bartenders/liquid caterers, Couple of Bartenders. So I asked them to share their favorite holiday drink recipes with me and with a little camera magic, we now present to you: 5 festive holiday cocktails (to get freaking excited about). Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and quite frankly, any damn day of the year. Enjoy friends and have a happy happy Thanks!

1. Fall in A Glass

Directions/Ingredients

- 1.5 ounces of bourbon

- .5oz of fresh squeeze lemon juice

- .25 oz of pine syrup

- 1.5-2oz of spiced maple syrup

Put all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake, double strain in coup glass - garnish with dehydrated apple

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2. The No-Namer

Directions/Ingredients

- muddle a little fresh ginger

- 1.5 oz gin

 - .5 oz pear liquor

- 1 oz white cranberry juice 

Muddle fresh ginger in tin add remaining ingredients, ice, shake, double strain into glass add 2 dashes of lemon bitters

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3. Thyme of Life

Directions/Ingredients

- 1.5 oz of Arcadia grapefruit vodka

- .5 oz of blood orange syrup

- fresh squeeze of clementine

 - fresh lime sparkling water

Put all ingredients but lime sparkling water in shaker tin, shake - pour over ice top with sparkling water

Garnish with dehydrated orange with Thyme through middle

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4 & 5. Winter Wonderland

Directions/Ingredients

- 1.5 oz of rum

- ,5 oz of triple sec

- 2 oz of winter wassail - spiced holiday libation (trader joes)

- .24 oz of bergamot lemon syrup

- orange bitters 

Put all ingredient in shaker with ice, shake and strain into glass - can also pour over ice and top with ginger ale.

Garnish with Star of Anise and lemon peel or rosemary with two blackberries

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I want to give a HUGE thanks to Kinsey and Neil at Couple of Bartenders. They’re always so down to collab and work together in a creative, fun way. Their drinks are delicious, their passion for business is inspiring, and it’s wonderful to have people like them in the Arizona small biz community! Visit their Instagram to see more of their amazing cocktails and get your drink on.

All images via The Social Style Co.

All recipes curated and provided by Couple of Bartenders