5 Thanksgivukkah Cocktails

For the first time in 70,000 years, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same day. Referred to as “Thanksgivukkah”, November 28th promises to be a holiday of both giblets and gelt. Whether you are celebrating one, the other, or both this year, cocktails are always in order!


The Call Your Mother 

2 parts gin

1 part vermouth

A splash of pickle juice

A smattering of maternal guilt

1 kosher dill pickle spear (garnish)

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Serve with a kosher dill pickle spear. Don’t forget to call your mother. She did give the best years of her life for you, you know.



The Schmutz

1 part Cognac

1 part Creme de cacao (dark)

1 part heavy cream

Pumpkin pie spice

Measure, pour, and shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with several dashes of pumpkin spice. Make sure your poor mother doesn’t see that and the schmutter you got on her carpet.

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Yiddish 75

1 part Dr. Brown’s Celery Soda

1 part Hendrick’s Gin

1 squeeze fresh lemon juice

1 dash celery bitters

Pour ingredients into a chilled champagne flute. Drink several to make it through the holidays with your extended family.


White Wine Schwitzer

1 part dry white wine

1 part cinnamon schnapps

1 part seltzer

Stir together ingredients with ice. Strain into chilled wine glass. Sweat it out like your poor mother when she was having you. Oy.


Eggnog Cream

1 part eggnog

1 part seltzer

Chocolate syrup

Pour eggnog and seltzer together and mix in chocolate syrup with a tall spoon. For the little bubula, and your Uncle Morty after he’s had a few too many and still wants another.

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