Thanksgiving Recipes Part Two: Cocktails

Cocktails on deck, this Thursday will be stressful. Between traveling, cooking, answering your great aunt's questions about your love life and getting ready to shop, a nice libation will do the trick. Here are a few recipes to make Thanksgiving go by a little easier. 



Cointreau Apple Crisp
2 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
3 oz. Fresh Apple Cider
Pinch of nutmeg
Build all ingredients over ice in a highball glass.  Stir well and garnish with apple slices.



Pumpkin Harvest
2 oz. Cointreau
0.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
2 barspoons Pumpkin Butter
Shake all ingredients with ice and fine-strain into a cinnamon sugar-rimmed cocktail glass.



Cointreau Rouge
2 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
3 barspoons Cranberry Sauce
Shake all ingredients with ice and fine-strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with an orange twist.

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MARTINI® Cannoli
4 ounces of MARTINI® Asti
½ ounce DISARONNO®
Pinch of cinnamon
Garnish: Mint leaves
In a champagne glass, place all ingredients. Stir once and garnish with Mint leaves. 

MARTINI® Chocolate Cupcake 
4 ounces of MARTINI® Prosecco
1 brown sugar cube
Dash of Angostura® bitters
Garnish: Pinch of cocoa powder
In a champagne glass, place all ingredients. Stir once, garnish and serve.
  
MARTINI® Biscotti
4 ounces of MARTINI® Rose
½ ounce of Galliano® (or other vanilla liqueur)
Garnish: Vanilla bean
In a champagne glass, place all ingredients. Stir once, garnish and serve.



MARTINI® Veronica
Preparation:
12 black grapes halved
3 ounces MARTINI® Rosso   
1 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce lemon juice
1 ounce hot water
Several sprigs of rosemary
Cocktail:
4 ounces MARTINI® Asti
Macerated grapes
Garnish: Rosemary branch
In a bowl, place rosemary and hot water.  Allow to steep for one minute.  Add to bowl grapes, MARTINI® Rosso, syrup and lemon juice. Stir well to combine and allow to macerate overnight.  When ready to serve, place a heaping tablespoon of mixture with extra of juice into a champagne glass.  Top with MARTINI® Asti.




MARTINI® Apple Pie
4 ounces MARTINI® Moscato d’Asti
½ ounces MARTINI® Rosso Vermouth
½ ounce simple syrup
½ ounce lemon juice
1 tsp apple butter
Pinch of pie spice
Garnish: Apple chips
In a champagne glass mix first five ingredients – stir well.  Top with MARTINI® Moscato d'Asti and garnish with apple chips.