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Have Your Thanksgiving Wine and Mix This Cocktail With It Too

Have Your Thanksgiving Wine and Mix This Cocktail With It Too

By Maggie Hoffman, Maggie Hoffma, Julia Bainbridge

You’ve probably heard all of the Thanksgiving wine advice that you need to hear: “Drink good Beaujolais! This Thanksgiving cocktail recipe from Lynnette Marrero, the bar director of Llama Inn in New York, shows how it’s done. She takes all the pairing powers of Riesling—a favorite at Thanksgiving for its refreshing qualities—and heightens them by adding a few brilliant additional ingredients. “Apple notes go with all of the flavors in traditional Thanksgiving meals,” she explains. To add a nutty, mellow character to the drink—which mirrors the earthiness of the whole Thanksgiving menu—she sweetens the mix with a honey syrup that’s blended with dried figs.