COCKTAIL RECIPES: Laird's Applejack, American Pie Whiskey + Fig Vodka Drinks

"'Honestly, I never drank before I had kids, and when my baby hit the toddler years, I was desperate for a cocktail.' The saying is true," says Carey Reilly, Yahoo! Travel contributor and a Food Network Rewrapped judge.

While she's been going around making these cocktails on TV pre-Thanksgiving...

"You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family, and on Thanksgiving you need to spend time with even the crazy ones. A Thanksgiving libation is crucial! It’s either that or a Xanax." can make them all year. Come on, these things aren't used fruit cake. Her favorite recipes below. Thanks, Carey!



Applejack Cosmo, recipe by Laird’s Applejack

1 1/2 oz Laird’s AppleJack

1 oz. Triple Sec

1/2 oz fresh lime

2 dashes cranberry juice

Mediterranean Mule, recipe by Figenza Fig Infused Vodka

3 oz. Figenza Fig Infused Vodka

1 oz. fresh Lime juice

top with ginger beer

American Pie, by Carey Reilly

1 1/2 oz cup DryFly Wheat Whiskey

1 1/2 oz apple liquor

2 oz cranberry juice

Turkey Brew, by Carey Reilly

1 tsp of sugar dissolved in Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey

Brew one K-Cup Pod

Milk to taste

Whipped Cream topped with grated nutmeg and mint