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John shares his festive Thanksgiving cocktail, made with vodka, cranberry juice, hard cider + cinnamon. 

John named it the Gobbler Cobbler because he's serving it on Turkey Day and it includes apples (in the form of cider) and cinnamon—classic cobbler ingredients.

The drink is part of John and Rach's Thanksgiving feast this year, along with Rach's Turkey 2 WaysPub Cheese Mashed PotatoesCider Gravy and Cranberry Sauce


For the Cinnamon Simple Syrup:
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 to 3 cinnamon sticks
For the Cocktail:
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces lemon juice
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce Cinnamon Simple Syrup
  • 1 bottle of hard cider


Serves: 2 (with extra simple syrup)


For the simple syrup, combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat and stir over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Add the cinnamon sticks and let cool. Strain and refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use. 

For the cocktail, shake together the vodka, lemon juice, cranberry juice and cinnamon simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Pour into glasses filled with ice and top off with hard cider.  

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