Five great fall drinks for a very happy Thanksgiving

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Whether you’re planning a festive feast at home or just looking for your next signature cocktail, Liquid Lab NYC’s* co-founders Parker Boase and Gregory Lucas have come up with great new cocktail ideas to help make your holiday weekend a jolly one. Reporter Jennifer Hedley got the scoop from this innovative mixology duo–and the recipes, which use seasonal and autumnal ingredients. (Remember, don’t drink and drive. Appoint a designated driver to get you home safely.)

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Jack O Lantern Flip

JACK O LANTERN FLIP

2.0 oz. rum

1.0 oz. pumpkin spice syrup

0.5 oz. fresh lemon juice

1.0 oz. pineapple

1 egg white (optional*)

*Dry shake the egg white with no ice in your shaker until it begins to froth and then set aside.

Shake all ingredients (including the egg white if you are using) until consistency is frothy and shaker is cold to the touch; strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a dusting of nutmeg and orange rind.

RE FALL HARVEST MANHATTAN
Fall Harvest Manhattan

FALL HARVEST MANHATTAN

2.0 oz. rye whiskey

0.5 oz. sweet vermouth

0.5 oz. Grade A maple syrup

Dash of cinnamon

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Stir until shaker is cold to the touch and strain into martini glass/coup. Garnish with orange and cinnamon stick.

Pumpkin Toddy
Pumpkin Toddy

PUMPKIN TODDY

2.0 oz. bourbon

1 tbsp. of butter

0.5 oz. fresh lemon juice

1.0 oz. pumpkin spice syrup

2.0 oz. boiling water

Add ingredients to mug, stir with cinnamon stick and garnish with lemon wheel.

Pecan and Praline Hurricane
Pecan and Praline Hurricane

PECAN AND PRALINE HURRICANE

Place in a blender:

2 scoops of praline and cream ice cream or gelato

2.5 oz. vodka

0.5 oz. Orgeat syrup

Dash of “maple” bitters

Fill with ice and blend until consistency is creamy. Pour into Hurricane or Collins glass. Garnish with rosemary and ground pecans.

Triple Cranberry Punch
Triple Cranberry Punch

TRIPLE CRANBERRY PUNCH

1.5 oz. gin

0.75 oz. organic cranberry juice

0.75 oz. white cranberry

0.75 oz. pomegranate/cranberry juice

0.5 oz. Cointreau

Shake all ingredients and strain into martini/coup glass. Garnish with cranberries and orange twist.

*Liquid Lab NYC, helmed by cocktail gurus Boase and Lucas, has literally been “stirring things up” in the cocktail world with their 21st century take on modern mixology. Offering molecular mixology, Prohibition-era cocktails and health-inspired cocktail concepts Liquid Lab NYC, based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, specializes in interactive events, installations, and monthly mixology classes.You can find their latest creations at The Attic Rooftop located in Hell’s Kitchen. For more information, visit www.liquidlabnyc.com

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