3 festive cocktails for the holidays

Story highlights

  • Acclaimed mixologist Kellie Thorn offers three holiday drink recipes
  • All can be largely made in advance, cutting down on day-of stress

(CNN)When Thanksgiving arrives and your extended family is tumbling through your front door in a mess of coats, hats and scarves, it's best to have those ambitious cocktails you planned on serving prepared ahead of time.

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