Pumpkin and Apple Cider Cocktail from Serious Eats
My one-woman mission to turn Thanksgiving into a drinking holiday continues! If cranberry cocktails don’t float your figurative boat, how about a collection of pumpkin drinks to be thankful for?
Ignis Fatuus ~ White wine, Cognac, apple cider and pumpkin puree … this (very very tasty) Halloween-inspired cocktail by Jamie Boudreau is just right for Thanksgiving.
Pumpkin Buttered Rum ~ Hot buttered rum gets the pumpkin treatment from the folks at the Kitchn. I think I need one now.
Pumpkin Butter Ginger Cocktail ~I (obviously) can’t resist a good Cognac cocktail. Dean & Deluca devised another ingenious use for pumpkin butter that sounds irresistible.
Pumpkin and Apple Cider Cocktail ~ Vanilla vodka, apple cider, pumpkin and spicy ginger ale, an intriguing combination from Serious Eats.
Cranberry Cobbler from Bon Appetit
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Normally, I don’t have cocktails at all on Thanksgiving. (Shocking, right?) But there’s no reason it can’t be a cocktail holiday! In fact, depending on what your family is like, things may go a little better if everyone has a drink or three.
I’m currently experimenting with cranberry cocktails, but before I share my own, here are some I found that sound just perfect:
Cranberry Cobbler ~ Bon Appetit takes fresh cranberries and gin, then fancies it up with a little sherry … very sophisticated.
Cranberry Margarita ~ It’s always the right time for margaritas, and Muy Bueno shows that Thanksgiving is no exception with this recipe using cranberry puree.
Ginger Cosmopolitan ~ The Food Channel shares an easy twist on a classic. You can use bottled cranberry juice or make your own.
Cranberry, Tangerine and Pomegranate Champagne Punch ~ You know you can trust Martha Stewart when it comes to entertaining.