Paul Feig believes The Family Dinner is the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail

The Family Dinner cocktail by Paul Feig, founder of Artingstall's Gin, photo provided by Artingstall's Gin
The Family Dinner cocktail by Paul Feig, founder of Artingstall's Gin, photo provided by Artingstall's Gin /

For Paul Feig, the only Thanksgiving cocktail is The Family Dinner.

At Thanksgiving dinner, a Thanksgiving cocktail is a must and The Family Dinner by Paul Feig  and Artingstall’s Gin deserves a sip this holiday season. While it might not be the most traditional cocktail on the list, it will ensure that you can make it through another conversation with Aunt Edna, even a virtual one.

While many people know Paul Feig as the producer of such hits like Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters and The Office, he is also the founder of Artingstall’s Gin. As gin has had a resurgence in popularity, this gin has been well-received by both gin aficionados and the occasional gin drinker.

Artingstall’s Gin has eleven botanicals in its blend. The dry gin is considered refined yet intriguing, From notes of coriander to hints of citrus, the gin is refined yet not stuffy. While the gin has a long list of accolades, the true appreciation comes from taking a sip.

As seen on the brand’s Instagram page and Feig’s Instagram page, there is an appreciation for enjoying a great gin cocktail. Although the classic gin and tonic is always a delightful choice, Feig has created a wide array of creative cocktails.

Ahead of the holiday, Feig and Artingstall’s Gin shared its take on a Thanksgiving cocktail. The Family Dinner cocktail could be either an apertif, a feast pairing or and after dinner libation. The combination of sweet and spice is delightful

Here’s how to make The Family Dinner Thanksgiving cocktail from Paul Feig and Artingstall’s Gin.

The Family Dinner


  • 1 ounce Artingstall’s Brilliant London Dry Gin
  • 1 ounce apple brandy
  • 1/2 ounce cherry heering
  • 1/4 ounce Allspice Dram
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce maple syrup
  • 8 dashes cranberry bitters


  • Stir all the ingredients in a shaker without ice to dissolve the maple syrup.
  • Add ice and shake.
  • Empty drink and ice into a collins or highball glass.
  • Add extra ice to fill, garnish with some frozen cranberries and enjoy!

If you are unfamiliar with cheery heering, it is a liqueur. It is usually available at most liquor stores. Also, an allspice dram adds a spice note to balance the sweet flavors.

For a cocktail that balances sweet and spice, this Thanksgiving cocktail delivers. Even if you have to buy the ingredients special to make it, one sip will entice you to be a little more adventurous with cocktail flavors and ingredients.

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