November 1, 2018

Give your Guests their Just Desserts

No matter how delicious the turkey, there’s always one part of Thanksgiving dinner that never fails to steal the show: dessert. As the grand finale of your feast, treats that wow help to end the day on a sweet note. This year, think outside of the pie pan and delight your guests with decadent dessert cocktails inspired by their holiday favorites. Crafted with our vibrant Van Gogh Vodka expressions, there’s something for every sweet tooth.

Appel Pie Mule

Put a Dutch twist on an American classic. Our signature Van Gogh Wild Appel goes through an all-natural, double-infusion process that gives it a crisp, fresh flavor perfect for this fall-favorite-inspired cocktail.

2 oz. Van Gogh Wild Appel
2 oz. apple cider
½ bottle ginger beer
Cinnamon sticks
Apple slices

Fill a copper mug with crushed ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine the apple cider and vodka. Shake to combine. Pour into mug and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and apple slices.

Appel Pie Mule

Pick-Your-Pie Martini

Deciding on desserts can be a challenge when you’re trying to please picky eaters. With this simple, festive martini, guests can customize their cocktail with their syrup of choice. It’s a great way to make sure there’s something for everyone at the table.

Pro Tip: For a cocktail reminiscent of Thanksgiving classics, try pecan, pumpkin, blackberry or cherry syrup.

1½ oz. Van Gogh Vodka
2 oz. cream
1 oz. dessert syrup of your choice
Crushed graham crackers
Nutmeg

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass rimmed with crushed graham crackers. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Pick-Your-Pie Martini

Tiramisu Martini

Crafted with our signature Van Gogh Double Espresso, the Tiramisu Martini is the perfect way to blend after-dinner coffee and dessert. With just a few ingredients, it’s quick and simple cocktail to prepare.

1½ oz. Van Gogh Double Espresso
1 oz. butterscotch liqueur
1 oz. hazelnut liqueur
½ oz. Irish cream
Cocoa powder

Add ingredients into an ice-filled shaker; shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of cocoa powder.

Tiramisu Martini

Looking for more ways to make this year extra special? Learn how to add timeless finishing touches to your Thanksgiving dinner.