Okay, so we’re getting our checklist ready for Thanksgiving morning. Top items? Big Bird in the oven sending that cherished aroma wafting through the house; The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade followed by a little football; mom running around like a maniac trying to make sure everything is perfect; and oh, what the heck, let’s throw some mimosas into the mix!

Actually, scratch that last one. Don’t worry, we still have a breakfast cocktail in mind, just one that fits with the flavor profile of the holiday.

Bourbon and apple cider are a classic pair. For a little bit of bubbles we added pumpkin beer! Make this cocktail look extra pretty with fresh strawberry slices and a few pomegranate seeds.

The Un-Mimosa


  • 1 ounce of Buffalo Trace Bourbon
  • 2 ounces of apple cider
  • 2 ounces pumpkin beer
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Strawberry slices


  1. Shake bourbon and cider over ice.
  2. Pour into a flute glass
  3. Top with pumpkin beer.
  4. Garnish with pomegranate and strawberries.
  5. Cheers and happy Thanksgiving!


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