25
Nov
2015

Thanksgiving Cocktail Round-up

My Thanksgiving Cocktail Round-up is here as a guide to get you through the day. Get you through the huge meals, 10 thousand side dishes and at least 15 apple desserts.

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving, thank god for people like you…here’s a few signature drinks that you can set out and let your family and friends get for themselves. If you’re going to someone’s house for Thanksgiving, don’t cheap out, bring a bottle of something (or two) and make them a few drinks. You can play bartender and give your host a break since they’re doing all the cooking, right?

How amazing do these Cranberry Margaritas from Gimme Some Oven look?

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Margaritas = Party. Yes? In my book they do. And what’s Thanksgiving but one huge food and booze party? My favorite kind of Holiday, that’s what that is. Nothing says Thanksgiving more than cranberries, so let’s make up a few pitchers.

Next let’s make up some sangria. Apple Cider Sangria actually…the Fall kind.

You can serve this sangria warm or cold – up to you. If you choose to throw it in a crock pot and make it warm, just leave out the fruit until you serve. We liked it cold – cold, crisp cider with Crown Royal Apple. It’s definitely one of those drinks that you can’t taste how much booze is actually in there…so take note:)

We made this recipe over on at RecipeGirl website, so click on over for the recipe!

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Next let’s talk dessert. Dessert cocktails, that is. This Caramel Apple Pie Martini from The Slow Roasted Italian looks pretty tasty!

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You can’t go wrong serving this martini up with your apple pie. Butterscotch and apple schanpps, vanilla creamer and Kahluha shaken over ice. It’s gotta be good.

Let’s end up with one for the guys. Homemade Pumpkin Beer Cocktail from yours truly.

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I’m not talking pumpkin beer that you buy at the store. I’m talking making your own pumpkin beer cocktail – with whiskey, pumpkin spice liquor and your favorite beer poured on top. It beats most pumpkin beer that I’ve bought in the stores, and you don’t have to wait until Fall to have one.

All of these recipes can be made ahead of time with a little planning, or made and brought to your host’s house on Thanksgiving. Good family and friends, good food and lots of great cocktails – what more do you need?

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