Cocktail Hour: Our “Traditional” Thanksgiving Cocktail

For most people, no Thanksgiving would be complete without the turkey and all of the fixins, but in our house it also includes this little cocktail. We were first introduced to this tradition several years ago on a Thanksgiving that we celebrated at a friend’s house. When asked about the origin of the cocktail we were told it was an old family recipe. Little did we know, another guest actually found it on the internet and brought it as his contribution to the meal. Oh well, it may not be the traditional Grant family cocktail that I originally thought but it has been a tradition for our family ever since {Thank you Britt, Justin & Hadi}.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Traditional Thanksgiving Cocktail


Traditional Thanksgiving {from Holidash}

Ingredients (for one cocktail)

1 1/2 oz Wild Turkey bourbon whiskey
1/2 oz Brandy
1 tsp Rose’s lime juice
4 oz cranberry juice cocktail


Fill Collins glass (I used a highball) half full of ice, add ingredients and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge if desired.



2 thoughts on “Cocktail Hour: Our “Traditional” Thanksgiving Cocktail

  1. Have you ever tried an “Army-Navy”? It’s like a martini but warm and autumn-like, topped with nutmeg. I first had one at the restaurant Bottega Louie in Los Angeles. So good.

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