5 Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes
Get in the holiday "spirit."
Thanksgiving. Everybody's favorite holiday where you're in a house full of people you only speak to once a year and don't plan on speaking to again until the next one.
We know that trying to catch up with friends and family can be a tedious task -- depending on the company -- but these cocktails may take a little of the edge off and make things flow a little smoother.
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1.5 ounces Ketel One Citroen Vodka
0.5 ounce lime juice
0.5 ounce simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
2 ounces chilled ginger beer
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Hard Cider Sangria
1 cup quartered and thinly sliced unpeeled green, yellow and red apples
1 navel orange—quartered and thinly sliced crosswise
1 cup apple juice, chilled
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup apple brandy
One 22-ounce bottle hard apple cider, chilled
Visit Food and Wine for preparation instructions.
Cognac Sparkling Wine Cocktail
4 drops Angostura bitters
4 sugar cubes
1 1/2 cups demi-sec sparkling wine (such as Gruet), chilled
1/2 cup cognac, chilled
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Pumpkin Pie Martini
2 ounces vanilla vodka
2 ounces white creme de cacao
1/4 cup heavy cream
1.5 tablespoons of pumpkin puree (pie mix)
1 dash of ground nutmeg (for garnish)
powdered graham cracker (for the rim)
Visit MixThatDrink.com for preparation instructions.
11 mint leaves
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1.25 ounces rum
1 tablespoon pumpkin
2 ounces soda
Visit YumSugar.com for preparation instructions.