It's Thanksgiving! ...A time to enjoy family, friends, and food. It's also a great time for delicious, holiday specialty drinks.
I'm not a great chef, but I have great taste in music, tell a good joke, and I make a mean cocktail... so, I still get a lot of dinner invitations. If you are at all like me, I have a few great drink recipes to boost your dinner party invites, courtesy of our friends at Ciroc.
Some of them are a little intricate (even for a pro like me), so we've also added a simplified twist on the recipes.
And as always, AllHipHop.com encourages you to drink responsibly. Enjoy!
CÎROC Peach Cobbler
.75 oz CÎROC Peach
.75 oz Cream Liquor
.75 oz Almond Milk
Garnish with caramel syrup, brown sugar, & crushed graham cracker mixture
Simplified: Everyone has brown sugar, you can just rim the glass with that and leave out the syrup and graham cracker mixture.
CÎROC Coconut & Pear
1.5 oz CÎROC Coconut
2.5 oz Pear Nectar
Splash of Fresh Lime Juice
.25oz Basil Infused Simple Syrup
Garnish with Pear Slice
Garnish with Shredded Sweet Coconut
Simplified: If you can’t find basil infused simple syrup, regular simple syrup and muddled basil would work fine (and probably be much cheaper).
Simple “simple syrup” recipe:
1 part sugar to 1 part water. You can add more sugar if you want it sweeter.
.5 oz Pressed Apple Cider
4 oz Hard Sparkling Apple Cider
Garnish with Apple Slice
Simplified: Just add any apple cider and any hard cider (for fizz).
CÎROC Red Berry Grateful
1.5oz CÎROC Red Berry
.5oz Fresh Lemon Juice
.5oz Mint Leaf Infused simple Syrup
4-6 Muddled frozen Cranberries
Garnish with Cranberry & Mint leaf
Garnish with Lemon Wheel
Simplified: If you can’t find mint infused simple syrup, regular simple syrup will be fine (see above), and you can muddle fresh mint, it only takes a few seconds. You can also leave out the garnishes.
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