Simple But Sensational Thanksgiving Cocktails and Mixed Drinks
There's nothing like a good cocktail to make us appreciate our blessings that much more. A yummy Thanksgiving cocktail can be a great contribution to the day's festivities, especially if you aren't exactly a whiz in the kitchen. The following are some Thanksgiving drink recipes that are not only easy to whip up, but will convince even Aunt Ethel to put down the sherry.
1 oz. coconut rum
1/2 oz. kahlua
3/4 can pumpkin pie filling
2 oz. milk
Blend all of the ingredients together with ice. Can be served as is, or in a graham-cracker rimmed glass.
Spiked Cranberry Punch
- 3 cups cranberry juice cocktail
- 3 cups ginger ale or to taste
- 2 cups vodka
- 1 can frozen orange juice from concentrate
- 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch allspice
- smaller pinch nutmeg
- sugar to taste
- thinly sliced orange
Mix ingredients together in large punchbowl. Add the ginger ale slowly, and mix it to taste. Some people like a sweeter punch, and some like a stronger cranberry flavor. Do not stir the frozen orange juice too much, allow it to slowly melt in the punch. Float the orange slices on top of the concoction.
Apple Pie Martini
The Apple Pie martini is a step up from the common appletini. Pleasantly sweet without being syrupy, this martini is a perfect compliment for appetizers or desserts.
- 1 1/2 oz. Frangelico
- 1 1/2 oz. apple vodka
- splash apple cider
- pinch cinammon
Mix ingredients in a shaker, and pour over ice. Garnish with a slice of apple or a cinammon stick
Harvest Apple Punch
This recipe made the list on Halloween, but its just too got not to include again! Watch out for this one, you can't taste the alcohol, but it definitely packs a punch!
- 2 cups apple cider
- 1 cup ginger beer (note: ginger beer is different from ginger ale)
- 1 cup spiced rum
- 2 tbsp. raspberry syrup
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
Mix ingredients together in large pitcher. Serve chilled, but not over ice. Can be garnished with cinnamon sticks.
A fall classic, this drink can be served at Thanksgiving or Christmas, and tastes just like the cookie!
- 1 and 1/2 oz. spiced rum
- 1 oz. ginger brandy
- 8 oz. eggnog
Put all the ingredients in a blender with a few ice cubes. Garnish with a gingersnap cookie.