The turkey’s been trimmed, the stuffing is all set and there are half a dozen pies just waiting to be devoured. All that’s left now are the drinks...

We recently worked with the fabulous (and best dressed) Willa Van Nostrand of Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails for an amazing Friendsgiving celebration (co-led by the uber talented Kelly Golia of Kelly Golia Events) where she created some original, mouthwatering and incredibly beautiful drinks for our fellow creative friends. These recipes are filled to the brim with fall flavors, will warm you right up, add a decorative cheer to the table and make Aunt Edna (or any half-welcomed guests, for that matter) a bit more tolerable. Cheers!

The Flannel Shirt

  • Bourbon Whiskey
  • Amaro Cynar
  • Carpano Antica Vermouth
  • smoked maple bitters 
  • garnished with brandied cherries 

Add whiskey, Amaro Cynar, vermouth and bitters to a bar tin. Add ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with brandied cherries.

The Orchard

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz fresh pressed local cider 
  • ½  oz spiced ginger cordial 
  • Dry sparkling wine 

Add vodka, cider and ginger cordial to a bar tin, add ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, top with bubbles and garnish with edible blossoms and fresh herbs. 

La Pom (Mocktail) 

  • 2 oz fresh pomegranate juice (½ of the fruit, juiced) 
  • 4 oz sparkling water
  • 2 drops orange blossom water

Add juice to a collins glass filled with ice, top with sparkling water, orange blossom water and garnish with a wheel of lemon and edible blossoms. 

p.s. Kudos to all of the amazing vendors that came together to make this GORGEOUS celebration come to life (keep an eye out in a couple of weeks for a more complete write-up and all of the amazing photos from this fabulous Friendsgiving inspired shoot):  

Event Planning & Design: Kate Murtaugh Events + Design and Kelly Golia Events

Venue: Phineas Wright House

Photography: Meredith Jane Photography and Madeline Rose Photography

Floral Design: Field & Vase and Weatherlow Farm

Cocktails: Little Bitte

Tabletop Rentals: Borrowed BLU

Stationary: Lilliput Design Studio

Calligraphy: Molly Grace Makes

Beauty: Sarah LordJocelyn Mariah Makeup and Tada Style


p.s. If you're recently engaged and looking for a Boston wedding planner or New England wedding planner to help you create the wedding of your dreams, we'd love grab a cup of coffee and chat! xo