7 Classy Cocktails You’ll Need After the Holiday Guests Leave

Finally, the guests have said their goodbyes and the house is quiet once again. Whether your Thanksgiving was a blast, or resembled something more along the lines of a Chevy Chase movie, it is time for a good stiff drink. Maybe something a little fancy, but certainly no effort required.

These are those classy cocktails for that ahh moment when you can kick back and relax. After all that hard work of cooking and entertaining this Thanksgiving, you’ve earned it.

7. Dark and Stormy

Movita Beaucoup

If you need a drink, but your Thanksgiving dinner is weighing you down, then go for the Dark and Stormy. Ginger will soothe the stomach while the rum eases you into a happier mood.

Get the recipe here.

6. Hot Toddy

Broma Bakery
Broma Bakery

Hot Toddies are the perfect night cap. If you’ve had an event filled Thanksgiving, the relaxing Toddy is for you. Calming chamomile tea and whiskey ease the nerves and send you off into a good nights rest.

Get this five-minute Chamomile, Honey, and Whiskey Cocktail recipe here.

5. Gin and Tonic

Minimalist Baker
Minimalist Baker

If entertaining your Thanksgiving guests took a little too much out of you, keep it simple. Grab the gin and top it with tonic. Add a slight twist of citrus and you have just the ticket to topping off the holiday.

Get the recipe here.

4. Bourbon Sidecar

Brooklyn Supper
Brooklyn Supper

Bourbon, Cointreau, and lemon. You are three easy steps away from blissful relaxation.

Let Brooklyn Supper show you how it’s done with this recipe.

3. Boulevardier

Pinch and Swirl
Pinch and Swirl

Forget about the messy kitchen and mix up a stiff drink. Bourbon, campari, and sweet vermouth are all it takes to make a smooth Boulevardier. One sip and you won’t even remember the pile of dishes.

Make your own with this recipe.

2. Godfather

The Drink Blog
The Drink Blog

If you couldn’t possibly muster up the energy to fix another thing after your Thanksgiving guests have said bon voyage, then the Godfather is for you. Scotch and amaretto is all that is required for this signature cocktail. Of course, if you’re feeling fancy, you could add an orange peel on top.

Get your fancy on with this Godfather recipe.

1. Manhattan

Hungry Couple
Hungry Couple

After a long holiday, there is no beating a classic like a stiff Manhattan. Consisting of bourbon, sweet vermouth, and bitters, this cocktail is packing a punch. The bitters also serves as a much needed digestif.

Enjoy your after Thanksgiving Manhattan with this recipe.

What will you have after this Thanksgiving?

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