"'Honestly, I never drank before I had kids, and when my baby hit the toddler years, I was desperate for a cocktail.' The saying is true," says Carey Reilly, Yahoo! Travel contributor and a Food Network Rewrapped judge.
While she's been going around making these cocktails on TV pre-Thanksgiving...
"You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family, and on Thanksgiving you need to spend time with even the crazy ones. A Thanksgiving libation is crucial! It’s either that or a Xanax."
...you can make them all year. Come on, these things aren't used fruit cake. Her favorite recipes below. Thanks, Carey!
Applejack Cosmo, recipe by Laird’s Applejack
1 1/2 oz Laird’s AppleJack
1 oz. Triple Sec
1/2 oz fresh lime
2 dashes cranberry juice
Mediterranean Mule, recipe by Figenza Fig Infused Vodka
3 oz. Figenza Fig Infused Vodka
1 oz. fresh Lime juice
top with ginger beer
American Pie, by Carey Reilly
1 1/2 oz cup DryFly Wheat Whiskey
1 1/2 oz apple liquor
2 oz cranberry juice
Turkey Brew, by Carey Reilly
1 tsp of sugar dissolved in Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey
Brew one K-Cup Pod
Milk to taste
Whipped Cream topped with grated nutmeg and mint