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Drink up! Low calorie Thanksgiving cocktails

Mouthwatering Thanksgiving turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy and pumpkin pie might satisfy our test buds, but holiday meals can wreak havoc on our waistlines. Thankfully, we have some low calorie Thanksgiving cocktails courtesy of Amoretti for those who want to imbibe for 165 calories or less!

The Sip and Fall cocktail (Media/Credit: Amoretti)
The Sip and Fall cocktail (Media/Credit: Amoretti)

Sip and Fall


1 oz. watermelon vodka

1 oz. Amoretti Premium Sour Apple Martini Mix

3 oz. club soda


Combine the vodka and martini mix in a glass, add ice and top with club soda. Garnish with a green apple slice (optional).

Calories: 98

The A-pear-ently Apple cocktail. (Media/Credit Amoretti)
The A-pear-ently Apple cocktail (Media/Credit: Amoretti)

A-pear-ently Apple


1 oz. Amoretti Premium Pear Martini Mix

12 oz. (1 bottle) low calorie hard cider (Amoretti recommends Magners Irish Hard Cider, Crispin Original or Michelob ULTRA Light Cider)


Gently combine both ingredients in a tall glass. Garnish with a pear wheel (optional).

Calories: 165



Mango You Didn’t!

Mango You Didn't!
The Mango You Didn’t! cocktail (Media/Credit: Amoretti) 



2 oz. Amoretti Premium Cosmopolitan Martini Mix

1 oz. mango nectar

6 oz. club soda


Gently combine all ingredients in a glass and fill with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel (optional).

Calories: 115

Ginger Winter
The Ginger Winter cocktail (Media/Credit: Amoretti) 


Ginger Winter


½ pump Amoretti Premium Gingerbread Syrup

½ oz. Amoretti Premium Pomegranate Martini Mix

4-6 oz. nonalcoholic sparkling apple cider


Gently combine the gingerbread syrup and pomegranate martini mix in the bottom of a champagne flute. Fill with the sparkling cider. Garnish with a thin apple slice (optional).

Calories: 103

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Warm Up this Winter with these Tasty Rum Cocktails

If you thought rum was something only to be used in a frozen summer cocktail – think again! Boston bartenders are mixing up some great fall cocktails with rum. In-season apples help to keep cocktails fresh for fall days, the earthy cinnamon notes help keep you warm during the brisk fall nights, and the dry flavors of Brugal Extra Dry Rum and Brugal 1888 Rum allow all of the delicious autumn flavors to shine through.

To get in the fall spirit, mix up the “Dominican Old Fashioned” created by Kevin Martin of Eastern Standard or the “Old Orchard Style” created by John Henderson of Tavern Road (recipes below).

Dominican Old Fashioned
Created by Kevin Martin, Eastern Standard Dominican Old Fashioned (credit Emmanuel Cayere)

1.5 oz. Brugal Extra Dry Rum
.5 oz. Santa Maria Al Monte
1 Barspoon St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram
1 Barspoon Sugar
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
2 Dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

In a mixing glass combine sugar, Angostura, Peychaud’s with a splash (.25oz) of soda water, stir to make a paste.  Add Brugal Rum, Santa Maria Al Monte and Dram with ice, stir until properly diluted and chilled.  Strain cocktail into a chilled lowball over fresh ice, garnish with a long orange twist.

Old Orchard Style

Created by John Henderson, Tavern Road

2 oz. Brugal 1888 Rum

.25 oz. Demerara Syrup (2:1 Demerara or raw sugar to water)

1/8 of Granny Smith Apple

1/8 oz. Allspice DramOld Orchard Style4 (credit Emmanuel Cayere)

Muddle apple in a mixing glass, add other ingredients and stir with ice until well-chilled. Fine strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass, top with freshly grated cinnamon and a thin slice of apple.

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Get ready for ‘Doomsday’ with end-of-the-world cocktails

Corpse Reviver
Corpse Reviver

It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but some say that Doomsday is upon us. December 21, the supposed date of the “end of the world,” is just days away. “Preppers” may be stockpiling water and canned goods, but we say to relax and have a drink! Why not enjoy the “last days” and mix up some of these festive cocktails courtesy of Pernod Ricard spirits? Just don’t overdo it, you know, in case the world still exists on December 22 (and we’re pretty sure it will).

Corpse Reviver #2


    • .75 part Plymouth Gin
    • .75 part Cointreau
    • .75 part Lillet Blanc
    • .75 part lemon juice
    • 2 dashes Pernod Absinthe


Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a stemless cherry and serve.

TNT Cocktail
TNT Cocktail

TNT Cocktail


  • 1 part Pernod Absinthe
  • 1 part Cognac
  • 1 ½ parts Cointreau
  • 1 dash bitters


Stir ingredients over ice and strain into a martini glass.

Green Beast


  • 1 part Pernod Absinthe
  • 1 part lime juice
  • 1 part simple syrup
  • 4 parts water


Build over ice in Collins glass, garnish with cucumber slices and serve.

Green Beast
Green Beast

Looks That Kill


  • 1 ½ parts Olmeca Altos Tequila
  • ½ part yellow chartreuse liqueur
  • ¾ part fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ part arbol chili syrup
  • 1 bar spoon St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram liqueur


Serve in a cocktail glass with a spiced rim.

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New, sophisticated fall cocktails from Boston’s Beehive

The Beehive, a favorite Boston jazz spot, introduces two new fall cocktails to its menu: the Janie Jones ($12) and the Flying Dutchman Martini ($12). Both drinks are made with Aperol, an Italian spirit with flavors of orange, rhubarb and herbs. Sip these sophisticated concoctions at the ‘hive or impress your friends at home, using the recipes below.

Janie Jones

Janie Jones


  • 2 oz. Hendricks Gin
  • 1 oz. Canton Ginger Liquor
  • ½ oz. Aperol
  • ½ oz. Lemon Juice


Shake and serve on the rocks in a double rock glass. Garnish with a Lemon Twist.

Flying Dutchman Martini


  • 1 oz. Bols Genever
  • 1 oz. Lillet Blanc
  • ¾ oz. Luxardo Liquor
  • ½ oz. Aperol
  • Dash Lemon Juice
  • Dash Simple Syrup


Shake on the rocks, strain and serve in a martini glass. Top with Sparkling Wine.

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Beacon Hill Bistro’s ‘Back to the ABCs’ fall cocktail

School is back in session and fall is in the air. Celebrate the season with Beacon Hill Bistro’s “Back to the ABCs” cocktail, a blend of autumnal apple, bourbon and cranberry. The cocktail is available at the Bistro for a limited time, but read on for the recipe so you can shake it up yourself.


  • Apple Caramel Simple Syrup
  • 4 oz. Bourbon
  • Dash of Cranberry Bitters
  • Splash of Lemon Juice


Shake, strain and serve up. Garnish with cranberries.

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Titanic-inspired cocktails from Tryst Restaurant

The Americano

With the recent release of “Titanic” in 3D and the 100 year anniversary of the ship’s sinking, Titanic fever is everywhere. In honor of the ill-fated ship, bartenders at Arlington’s Tryst Restaurant came up with three cocktails that will take you back to 1912 in style.

Turn of The Century Martini


3.5 oz. Bulldog London Dry Gin

1.5 oz. Vya Dry Vermouth

3 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters


Stir gin, Vermouth and bitters in glass. Serve straight up with a twist.



Equal parts Aperol and orange juice

Dash of sweet Vermouth


Fill a Rocks Glass with ice. Add Aperol and orange juice. Top with a sweet Vermouth float.

Rosé Champagne Cocktail


1 Demerara Sugar Cube

Sparkling rosé

4 Dashes Angostura bitters


Add Demerara Sugar Cube, sparkling rosé and Angostura bitters to champagne flute. Garnish with a twist.

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Oscar Themed Grey Goose Cocktails

Looking for some ideas for your Oscar party? Look no further. These three cocktails, inspired by some of tonight’s Best Picture nominees, will guarantee that your guests will remain entertained the entire ceremony (even during the musical performances, boring categories, and whenever Anne Hathaway is speaking.)

GREY GOOSE® L’Orange Prize Fighter (The Fighter)


  • 1 ½ parts GREY GOOSE® L’Orange Flavored Vodka
  • 1 part fresh blood orange juice
  • ½ part fresh lemon juice
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • 1 thin slice of jalapeño


  1. Place jalapeno and simple syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and muddle well.
  2. Add ice and remaining ingredients, shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass with a sugared rim and present with a slice of jalapeno.

GREY GOOSE® L’Orange Pirouette (Black Swan)


  • 1 ¼ parts GREY GOOSE® L’Orange Flavored Vodka
  • 1 part fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ part crème de violette
  • ¾ part simple syrup
  • 1 dash peach bitters


  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain into a chilled martini class and present with an edible orchid.

GREY GOOSE® Royal Passion (The King’s Speech)


  • 2 parts GREY GOOSE® Vodka
  • 1/3 part vanilla flavored (Monin) syrup
  • 1 fresh passion fruit
  • 3 small fresh pineapple chunks
  • Fresh lemon squeeze


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle fruit.
  2. Add all other ingredients, shake vigorously and double strain into a chilled martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a half a passion fruit floating on top.