Drink Recipes: Cocktails Made Using Cardamom, Cranberries & Other Elements Of Thanksgiving Dinner

To create a cocktail inspired by Thanksgiving dinner you don’t actually have to create a stuffing-infused simple syrup or garnish a drink with a turkey leg. It’s as easy as choosing one element of Thanksgiving dinner, take cranberry sauce for example, and using that element to craft a cocktail like the “EFFEN Toasted White Cranberry.” Or you can even try your luck at a cocktail made using a boozy infusion of various spices and cranberries. Take the Wild Turkey-created “Kentucky Thanksgiving,” it calls for the addition of Wild Turkey infused with cardamom seeds, dried cranberries, and cinnamon.

In case either of those two cocktails sounds like an enticing addition to your Thanksgiving dinner, you can find their recipes blow. Oh, and I’ve also included a bonus, non-Lushworthy recipe as well courtesy of Crown Royal Maple.

For additional Thanksgiving-inspired drink recipes, check out my dessert cocktails and champagne cocktails blog posts.

Kentucky Thanksgiving


1.5 oz. Wild Turkey Thanksgiving Infusion* 1 oz. lemon juice .25 oz. Maraschino Liqueur .25 oz. Campari

.5 oz. Demerara syrup