Five Awesome Black Friday Cocktail Recipes


Blog, Cocktail / Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

The term, Black Friday was coined because the amount/quantity of shoppers causing car crashes and sometimes even violence. Police created the phrase to describe the violence surrounding the crowding and blockage of people and auto traffic in downtown shopping areas. It was indeed a busy shopping day long before it got its name.

The earliest evidence of the phrase Black Friday applied to the day after Thanksgiving in a shopping context suggests that the term originated in Philadelphia, where it was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. (Source: Wikipedia).

We know that Black Friday is not of a celebratory day but of a bountiful shopping spree for everyone but there are times that its history is worth remembering and what better way is to try out these properly-themed Black Friday cocktail recipes that you should definitely try out to celebrate one of the busiest days on Earth:


The Layaway

This cocktail recipe would also be tasty with regular dark rum and ginger ale, but we like the kick you get from using the spicier versions of each.


Black Santa

When the Holiday season knocks at the door, it’s time to take a classic and make it a bit more festive. So let’s change the Black Russian.


Black Crush

Fresh blackberries, mint leaves, and Absolut Raspberri vodka make this mixed drink your new crush.


Spiced Gin “Black Friday” Cocktail

A spiced gin cocktail paired with coffee syrup and sage: holiday flavors with a caffeine boost and ‘tolerance sauce’ (aka fuel for dealing with the family).


Dark Side

Black as Vader’s cape, this nod to the seduction of evil by NOLA bartender Christian Villalta is apropos. Drinking this opaque beauty is an irresistible force itself, after all. Its up-the-ante ingredients make it perfect for both the incurable cocktail geek and “Star Wars” nerds everywhere. (It requires making your own black sesame orgeat.)

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