Whether you’re online or at stores trying to snag those Black Friday deals, let’s face it: Black Friday is exhausting. Even if you get all the special deals or discounts you were after and get all your holiday shopping done, in the end you just want to collapse somewhere and curl up in a ball.
These are the cocktails to help you on that mission. They will change your exhaustion into numbness. Your fears that this is only the start of the holiday season will fade as you imbibe liquid courage.
Joking aside, these cocktails are actually dedicated to the people who have it the hardest on Black Friday: the retail workers who have to show up for crazy hours and put up with all the chaos.
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Easy Black Friday Drinks with Vodka, Gin, Rum and more
The Grumpy Old Man cocktail features bourbon, lime juice and ginger ale. It's a lot like the Moscow Mule, but with bourbon instead of vodka. You may not be an old man, but after shopping the Black Fiday Deals, you're probably feeling grumpy.
This simple, tasty cocktail blends the honeydew flavor of Midori with lemon juice and simple syrup. It gets its name, the Grinch, from its green color. It's easy to make one drink at a time. But you can also mix up a pitcher of it before a party.
The Velvet Hammer drink recipe blends cognac and cream with Tia Maria, creme de cacao and Cointreau. It's like a mocha latte with a burst of orange flavor, and it's absolutely delicious. But it's also strong, which is perfect for shrugging off a long, exhausting day.
The Urban Jungle is, as you might expect, not a very dangerous drink. Like the real urban jungle, it may be stress-filled and cutthroat – well, not really – but it’s also pampered, privileged and enhanced with ice cream. Like you want to be.
The Algonquin cocktail features rye bourbon with dry vermouth and pineapple juice, which makes for a sweet, easy-going, slightly tropical cocktail. This is a relaxing cocktail that’s good for kicking back.
Irish Coffee is one of the simplest and oldest recipes for a coffee drink. It blends coffee with Irish whiskey and either sugar or Irish cream. It's a wonderfully bittersweet hot cocktail that's perfect for after dinner or as a nightcap (but you might want to make it with decaf coffee).