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3 whiskey cocktails perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner

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Topped with whipped cream, cloves, cinnamon sticks, or star anise

By Pankaj Arora

November 24, 2022 (IANSlife) It's Thanksgiving, and there is nothing better than a perfectly paired cocktail to tie your meal together seamlessly. Sure, you could absolutely break open your favorite bottle of wine, but we think these festive, seasonal cocktails make a special occasion like Thanksgiving dinner all the more special.

Apple Cider with JD Fire



  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 45 ml Jack Daniel's Fire
  • 235 ml apple cider


  • Rim the glasses
  • Juice half a lemon. Carefully pour the juice onto a plate or in a small container. Add the sugar to another plate or container.
  • Gently dip the rim of a clean glass in lemon juice, then in brown sugar. Make circular motions to coat the rim evenly.
  • Add the ice cubes to a glass. Pour the Jack Daniel's Fire into the glass or cocktail bowl. Fill it with apple cider. Give it a stir with a spoon or a cinnamon stick.

GARNISH: 1 cinnamon stick, 1 apple cut in slices

Tennessee Toddy



  • 60 ml Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7
  • 15 ml honey 
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • 120 ml hot water


  • Pour Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 into a heavy mug. 
  • Add honey and lemon juice. 
  • Pour in 1/2 cup hot water and stir.
  • Garnish with whole spices like cloves, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. 

Tennessee Coffee



  • 60 ml Jack Daniel's Old No. 7
  • 1 Mug Coffee
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • Coffee Creamer
  • Whipped Cream (Garnish)
  • Coffee (Garnish)


  • Pour Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 into a mug of coffee. 
  • Add cream and a spoonful of brown sugar. 
  • Top with whipped cream and coffee. 
  • Stir and enjoy

GARNISH: Whip Cream and Coffee

(Pankaj Arora, Brand Advocacy Manager - India Area, Brown-Forman)


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