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4 Original Cocktails Made From Thanksgiving Leftovers

Because the only thing better than eating them is drinking them.

Between the family chaos you endured yesterday and narrowly avoiding the Black Friday stampedes today, you deserve a drink - actually, you deserve 15. Check out some of our homemade recipes for cocktails you can make using your Turkey Day leftovers below, and prepare to enter your happy place. 

Apple Cream Pie


Ingredients:
-Rum
-Apples from apple pie (remove crusts)
-Whipped cream
-Mint chocolate shillings 

Directions:
Muddle apples and combine with rum in a cocktail glass. Top off with a pile of delicious whipped cream and scattered mint chocolate shillings.


The Skinned Gin


Ingredients
-Gin
-Turkey skin
-Lemon juice
-Club soda
-Basil

Directions:
Place basil and lemon juice in a mixing glass and shake. Add gin and ice, and shake until the mixture is combined. Pour into a Collins glass and top with club soda. Garnish with a slice of salty turkey skin. 


The Saucy Cranberry


Ingredients:
-Vodka 
-Cranberry sauce
-Lime juice
-Orange juice

Directions
Muddle the cranberry sauce. Once finished, add vodka, lime juice, and orange juice into a mixing glass and stir. Combine the mixture with the cranberry sauce and pour into a Collins glass. Serve over ice and garnish with an orange slice. 


Jack's Pumpkin Spice


Ingredients:
-Whiskey
-Pumpkin pie (no crust)
-Cinnamon and sugar mix 

Directions:
Rim a low-ball glass with the cinnamon and sugar mix. Muddle the leftover pie slice and pour it into the glass. Add whiskey and stir. Serve over ice.


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