Give Thanks with these 10 Unique Cocktails

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Black Wednesday is tomorrow, Thanksgiving is just two days away, and your guests will be looking for a refreshing beverage after dealing with the insanity and trauma of Black Friday (particularly if they work in retail). Three days, three major events, all kicking off the holidays and the run towards the end of the year. Your guests are in the mood to celebrate, spend time with significant others, friends and family, and create memories.

We assume you have the classics – the Old Fashioned, Manhattan and Boulevardier to name but a few – all dialed in. And since you’ve got the standards down, and because your guests are looking for memorable experiences, we thought you could use some unique cocktails.

Below you’ll find seasonal cocktails created to complement Thanksgiving dinner, and fall and winter flavors. The following libations feature Owl’s Brew artisanal tea cocktail mixers, Novo Fogo cachaça, Jägermeister, Poire Wiliams eau de vie, falernum, and more. Beyond being unexpected, the flavor profiles of these drinks are bold and distinctive, yet they're also comforting and capture the essence of this holiday season. It's this balance between the unusual and the familiar that makes these cocktails so special. There’s nothing wrong with the classics – they’re classic for a reason, after all. But this season consider offering your guests something different to help them celebrate.

Cheers, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Jaguar cocktail recipe - 10 Unique Thanksgiving, fall and winter cocktails

The Jaguar, created by Jane Danger at Mother of Pearl in NYC, is a fascinating apéritif or digestif comprised of Jägermeister and Poire Williams.

Thanksgiving Sparkler cocktail recipe - 10 Unique Thanksgiving, fall and winter cocktails

The name says it all! The Thanksgiving Sparkler by Pam Wiznitzer is made with Novo Fogo Chameleon Cachaça, sparkling apple cider and cold chai tea.

Cranberry Caipirinha cocktail recipe - 10 Unique Thanksgiving, fall and winter cocktails

Made with fresh cranberries, unsweetened cranberry juice or cranberry sauce, the Cranberry Caipirinha made with Novo Fogo Silver Cachaça is perfect for Thanksgiving, fall and winter menus.

Thunder Struck cocktail recipe - 10 Unique Thanksgiving, fall and winter cocktails

Thunder Struck by David Valiante at SOCIAL Costa Mesa is made with Novo Fogo Silver Cachaça, Thunderking Chai Cold Brew, Atlantico Reserve, smoked butternut squash purée and cinnamon syrup.

CachaAa Calabaza cocktail recipe - 10 Unique Thanksgiving, fall and winter cocktails

Created by Anthony Laborin at Farmhouse, the Cachaça Calabaza is a fantastic fall cocktail made with Novo Fogo Barrel-Aged Cachaça, Falernum, allspice dram and bourbon pumpkin purée.

Winter Wine cocktail recipe - 10 Unique Thanksgiving, fall and winter cocktails

Owl’s Brew Mulling Spices (fresh brewed mulling spices with cranberry and apple) and red wine combine to create Winter Wine, a delicious accompaniment to Thanksgiving, fall and winter meals.

Island Spice cocktail recipe - 10 Unique Thanksgiving, fall and winter cocktails

Island Spice puts an island twist on fall cocktails with Owl’s Brew Mulling Spices and dark rum.

Fireside Toddy cocktail recipe - 10 Unique Thanksgiving, fall and winter cocktails

Salted Caramel Toddy, the Owl’s Brew mixer made with fresh-brewed white tea, black tea, sea salt and caramel, is mixed with whiskey to make the Fireside Toddy.

Brandy Bird cocktail recipe - 10 Unique Thanksgiving, fall and winter cocktails

One good bird deserves another! The Brandy Bird, made with Owl’s Brew Salted Caramel Toddy and brandy, will compliment your Thanksgiving turkey perfectly.

Jingle Bell Gin cocktail recipe - 10 Unique Thanksgiving, fall and winter cocktails

Put guests, family, friends and yourself in the holiday mood with Jingle Bell Gin, a tasty blend of Owl’s Brew Grapefruit Collins (fresh-brewed lemon verbena tea with black pepper and grapefruit) and gin.