Next week we will get together with family and friends to enjoy food, family, and football for Thanksgiving. No matter if you are hosting or going to someone’s house you will need some fun and festive cocktails to make the night even better. So check out the four recipes below and please remember to enjoy responsibly.

The Original Moscow Mule


1.5 ounces SMIRNOFF No. 21 vodka

4.0 ounces premium ginger beer

Fresh lime

In a copper mug with ice, add SMIRNOFF No. 21 vodka, ginger beer and a squeeze of lime and stir. Garnish with a fresh lime slice.

Cranberry Apple Rosemary Sangria (Serves 16)


Cinnamon Rosemary Simple Syrup

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

2-3 springs rosemary

2 cinnamon sticks

Cranberry Apple Rosemary Sangria

3 apples, diced

2 pears, diced

1 lemon, thinly sliced

1 orange, thinly sliced

1 cup SMIRNOFF Sourced Cranberry Apple

½ cup triple sec

2 bottles of white wine

1 cup Cinnamon Rosemary Simple Syrup

32 ounces club soda

Cinnamon Rosemary Simple Syrup

In a small pot, bring water and sugar to a boil. Drop in rosemary and cinnamon sticks and stir until sugar dissolves. Allow to cool completely. In a large pitcher, place fruit into the bottom. Top with SMIRNOFF Sourced Cranberry Apple, triple sec, wine and simple syrup. Stir to combine. Refrigerate for 6 hours up to overnight. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, rosemary spring and/or frozen fruit.

The Apple Cider Mule


1.5 ounce SMIRNOFF No. 21 vodka

3 ounces premium ginger beer

2 ounces Apple Cider

Splash Simple Syrup

Apple Slice & Caramel Sauce for Garnish

In a cocktail shaker, combine the Smirnoff Vodka, Ginger Beer, Apple Cider, and Simple Syrup and shake. Then rim a copper mug with caramel sauce. Pour cocktail over ice into the copper mug and garnish with an Apple Slice.

Spicy Moscow Mule


1 thinly sliced serrano pepper

2 tablespoons lime juice

1.5 oz SMIRNOFF No. 21 vodka

1 cup premium ginger beer

2 lime wheels or wedges for garnish

2 fresh mint sprigs for garnish

Put copper mugs in freezer for 5 minutes to chill. Squeeze lime juice and drop in 1-2 serrano pepper slices in copper mug.  Use the back of a wooden spoon to muddle together the serrano slices and lime juice. Pour in vodka and stir. Fill copper mug with ice and top off ginger beer. Serve with additional serrano slices lime wedge, and mint sprig for garnish.

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