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Tis’ The Season For Nuts!

Tis’ the Season for Nuts!

November is the perfect time of year to stock up on all your favorite nuts while they’re in season! Full of heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals, nuts make a healthy snack and are a festive addition to any holiday party. From almonds and pecans to walnuts and chestnuts, there’s a reason so many are included in popular Thanksgiving dishes. Here are a few nutty cocktail recipes to help you celebrate this holiday season!

Roasted Almond
1 oz vodka
1 oz coffee liqueur
1 oz almond liqueur
1 oz cream

Combine the vodka and liqueurs in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake to blend. Add the cream, shake a couple of times and strain into your favorite glass. The perfect cocktail to enjoy while sitting by the fire!

Nuts For Raspberries
1 oz hazelnut liqueur
1 oz black raspberry liqueur
2 oz  half-and-half
Raspberries for garnish

Pour the liqueurs into a glass filled with ice, stir in the half-and-half and garnish with the raspberries!

Apple Walnut Delight
2 oz whiskey
1 oz apple brandy
½ oz walnut liqueur
¼ oz simple syrup
Apple wedge for garnish

Pour ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake well to blend. Strain the mixture into your glass, add an ice cube and garnish with the apple wedge. Grab a handful of walnuts and enjoy this tasty cocktail!

Pecan Praline
1 oz pecan praline liqueur
2 oz bourbon
Dash of orange bitters
1 tbsp chopped pecans for garnish

Stir all ingredients into your ice-filled cocktail glass, add a dash of orange bitters and garnish with the chopped pecans!


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