November ManukaGuard Holiday Cocktail and Mocktail Recipe

When it comes to Thanksgiving, The ManukaGuard team thinks of family and friends enjoying each other’s company, relaxing by a fireplace with homemade cocktails in hand, waiting around for the feast. Growing up in our homes, our moms always made signature Thanksgiving dinner with us waking up early and start working on seasoning and getting the bird in the oven. Family and friends would show up throughout the day. We all would wait and take in the beautiful aromas of sides and stuffing that would fill her house. 

The family would make the signature holiday cocktails. The cocktail that was always a hit was our Honey Bourbon Cider. 

This drink reminds us of the holidays in one glass. Semi-sweet from the honey mixed with the bourbon is a delight by itself, but when you add apples, ginger, mint, and sparkling cider, it’s like the holidays just landed in your mouth. We promise you this drink will make you the hit of this year’s Thanksgiving feast. 

We love using ManukaGuard’s Gut Health honey for our holiday cocktails and mocktails. During this time of year, we feel overly full or have uncomfortable indigestion. Gut health supports stomach irritations and tastes great in any cocktail or mocktail, and it also can be used in any feast item this holiday season. 

From our ManukaGuard family to yours, we want to wish you a happy and healthy holiday season. 


  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped ginger
  • Mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of ManukaGuard Gut Health honey
  • 3 ounces of your favorite bourbon
  • 4 ounces sparkling cider, such as Martinelli’s 
  • 2 gala apple slices 

For guests under 21, you can make a nonalcoholic mocktail, don’t add any bourbon. 


  1. Combine the ginger, mint, and ManukaGuard honey in a cocktail shaker. Muddle the mixture until the ginger and mint leaves break down and become fragrant. Add the lemon juice and bourbon along with some ice and shake to combine.
  2. Add ice to 2 rocks glasses. Divide the bourbon mixture between the glasses, then top off each glass with sparkling apple cider. Garnish with apple wedges.

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Written by Steph manor


I tried this cocktail with your gut health and it was delicious. i recommend others to give it a go.

HEATHER MCEVOY on Apr 07, 2022

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