Now that the weather is getting a little colder and all the trick-or-treaters have diminished, it’s time to prepare for the holiday season.
November brings with it a sense of gratitude and abundance. It’s a time when family and friends gather around tables. And what better way to celebrate this abundance than with an array of cocktails inspired by the month’s national holidays?
So, get ready to revamp your bar menu with these essential cocktails that will leave your patrons coming back for more.
Kick off the start of the month and celebrate World Vegan Day (11/1) with a veggie-forward cocktail. With the thought of vegetables and spices enhancing the spirit of the cocktail, the Love Train was born. It uses fresh ingredients, ones that probably are on hand, and edible garnishes that will make any vegan excited.
Daylight savings can be a killer. The days become shorter, and the exhaustion hits. That’s why on November 5, you’ll need a coffee pick-me-up to save the day. The Sneaky Pete will give you a boost of energy while also packing a boozy punch. It’s topped with a mint sprig for a delightful fresh touch.
Not all shots are straight up, and this one should definitely be on your radar. For National Shot Day, November 8, throw back the La Vendemia to celebrate. Topped with pinot noir for that layered look—it’s almost too pretty to drink. It brings something new and fresh to the shot experience.
It wouldn’t be the fall without an apple-based cocktail. November 18 marks National Apple Cider Day, and we have just the thing for you to sip in celebration. The Apple Cider Fizz is a seasonal take on the classic gin cocktail. The Danerama sugar and cinnamon rim take this drink to the next level. There’s even the option to sub heavy cream with a non-dairy alternative for those who don’t consume milk.
Instead of a cocktail for National Cake Day (11/26), make a boozy cake instead. Switch things up and mix up this lemon pound cake that’s made with vodka. Even the lemon glaze has a shot (or two) of the spirit. It’s a fun way to get crafty in the kitchen but still stay on theme.