Holidays

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipe: Chad Phillips' Hip to Be Square

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is only a few short days away. Friends and family are making the trek to Miami for a little well-needed sunshine and you're tasked with preparing a fabulous dinner. Don't stress because Short Order's got your back. We've asked Miami's hottest chefs and bartenders for tips and recipes to make your turkey day the most delicious ever. Each day, we'll share a recipe or tip with you, along with some thoughts from each chef on what the holiday means to them.

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The first thing we do when guests arrive at our house is serve them a beautifully crafted cocktail. We love the Hip to Be Square, by Lantao Social Club's Chad Phillips.


Chad tells us why the perfect cocktail is a special part of a Thanksgiving celebration:

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite day of the year. I spend all day cooking for my friends and family, so by the time I sit down to eat, I want a delicious libation to enjoy with my meal. The Hip to Be Square is born of that moment. The bourbon restores the body after a long day in front of the stove, the Oloroso sherry has a beautiful, buttery texture that plays wonderfully with the rich Thanksgiving food, and the Cointreau and Mole Bitters add some citrus and spice to bring it all together. On a day where friends and food are celebrated and appreciated, it is great to have something enjoyable to toast with!
Hip to Be Square

2 oz Wild Turkey 101
3/4 oz Dry Sack Oloroso Sherry
1/2 oz Cointreau
2 dashes Bitter Truth Xocolatl Mole Bitters

Stir, strain into coupe and garnish with orange twist.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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