Yes, you love spending time with your family on Thanksgiving. But it’s so much easier to love them when you’re feeling a little sauced, am I right?
Here are a couple Thanksgiving cocktails to help you survive your day.
Pumpkin Spice and Shake
2 oz. Baileys Pumpkin Spice
1 cup Chocolate Ice Cream
1 oz. Whole Milk
2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp. Pumpkin Puree
1/8 tsp. Pumpkin Spice Blend
Combine Baileys Pumpkin Spice with chocolate ice cream, whole milk, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice blend in a blender. Blend well. Garnish with cinnamon stick.
Courtesy of Baileys Pumpkin Spice
Green Tea Toddy
6 oz. Sparkling Ice Crisp Apple
1 ½ oz. Whiskey or Apple Brandy
1 tsp. Honey
Cinnamon Stick, Allspice Cloves, and Apple Slices, for garnish
Coat the bottom of a glass coffee cup with honey. Add whisky or brandy. Heat Sparkling Ice Crisp Apple in a small sauce pot. Pour hot Crisp Apple Sparkling Ice into glass. Stir to combine ingredients. Garnish with cinnamon stick, allspice cloves, and apple slices.
Courtesy of Sparkling Ice
Mulled Red Wine
Ingredients (Serves 4 to 6):
1 bottle (750 mL) of Red Wine (Suggestions: Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot)
1 Orange, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup Brandy
1/3 cup Honey or Sugar*
3 Cinnamon Sticks
1 tsp. Fresh or 2 tsp. Ground Ginger
Sundried Cherries, for garnish
To make the perfect cup of mulled wine, combine all ingredients in either a large pot or a slow cooker. Gently warm the ingredients on low to medium heat (avoid boiling), for 20-25 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure that the honey or sugar has completely dissolved. When the wine is steaming and the ingredients have been well blended it’s ready to serve. Ladle the mulled wine into a tumbler. Garnish with sun-dried cherries on a skewer and enjoy!
*The honey or sugar does make a sweeter-styled mulled wine, but feel free to cut honey/sugar down to taste.
Courtesy of entertaining expert Andrea Correale