Tasty Thanksgiving Drinks for the Holiday!

The Grape Vine has great deals on fine wine, beer, and spirits. Here are some tasty Thanksgiving Drinks for your big meal or for your leftovers!


Monaco Friar – Credit foodandwine.com

Monico Friar

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces Scotch
  • 1/2 ounce Bénédictine (brandy-based herbal liqueur)
    Note: Yellow Chartreuse or Drambuie could be used in its place
  • 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 1 lemon twist for garnish

Instructions: Fill a chilled rocks glass with ice. Add the Scotch, Bénédictine and bitters; stir well. Garnish with the lemon twist.

Find this cocktail recipe and more at FoodandWine.com!



Red: Pinot Nior
Grape Vine Recommends: 24 Knots Pinot Nior

White: Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc
Grape Vine Recommends:
Chardonnay: Starmont; Sauvignon Blanc: Groth or Jordan


Saranac Winter Sampler (On Sale!)


Scotch: Macallen 12 Year Old Single Malt

Port: Fonseca Bin 28 Port

Pumpkin Old Fashioned

Photo by Leigh Jay Temple via Flicker

The Pumpkin Old Fashioned is perfect cocktail for the whiskey lover looking for something seasonal for Thanksgiving


2 tbsp. pumpkin puree
1 ½ oz. bourbon
1 oz. maple syrup
½ oz. Grand Marnier
dash orange bitters
Orange peel twist, for garnish


Combine pumpkin puree, bourbon, syrup, Grand Marnier and bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain through a fine mesh strainer into a chilled old fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with orange twist.

Recipe from Saveur.com