I love an excuse to make a new drink...at our Thanksgiving, there will be drinks, even if I'm the only one who has one. I don't need an excuse to rim a glass, cut up some garnish, and take out the cute glasses, do I? Here are a few good-looking recipes from around the web for festive, season-appropriate libations.
I think I'm going to go with an easy-but-delicious champagne option; probably cranberry for us, but Food Network has a recipe for a pomegranate champagne cocktail that looks delicious (I'm a sucker for pomegranate).
This amaretto-cranberry martini looks great too!
Slashfood posted a recipe for a pumpkin pie martini - I'm thinking that this might be similar to what I call "dessert-in-a-glass" (akin to the Chocolate Martini). I find these type of drinks to be quite filling and I can never finish them, but maybe someone else will like this! I won't stand between anyone and their holidaze...:). Back to the recipes...
How about something a bit more traditional? I love apple cider - we usually serve it warm spiked with a bit of apple brandy. Some other ideas:
- Spiked Cider Cocktail (Michael Chiarello via Food Network)
- Spiked Apple Cider (Rachael Ray)
- Hot Spiked Cider (Different RR recipe via Fine Living)
- Spiced Rum Cider (Sunset Magazine)
- Hot Spiked Cider (Nick Mautone via CBS News)
Photographs: (1) Food Network, (2) Epicurious, (3) Slashfood