Articles Tagged: Thanksgiving

Easy Drinks for Thanksgiving!

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After a long day of cooking, basting, stuffing, fluffing, football-watching, cranberry-tasting, pie-baking and merriment-making, I can’t think of anything that would better punctuate an amazing Thanksgiving Day better than a nice strong cocktail.

After exhibiting such culinary excellence I think you’ve earned the reward of a refreshing beverage! Here are five rich, rewarding and effortless beverages perfect for a fine evening of reflection upon everything you’re thankful for:

Baileys Pumpkin Pie: Baileys Irish Cream and … Read more

Pilgrim’s Pumpkin 75

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Champagne cocktails and Thanksgiving go hand in hand. The light and refreshing bubbles are a good match for the heavy food! Get in the spirit with this pumpkin adaptation of the French 75 cocktail.

Ingredients:
1 oz gin
1 1/2 oz  pumpkin puree
2 pinches pumpkin pie spice
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Sparkling wine

Directions:
In a cocktail shaker with ice, vigorously shake the gin, puree, spice, lemon juice and … Read more

10 Great American Wines for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. Since this is a quintessential American holiday, we thought that we would recommend ten American wines to drink this Thanksgiving. Some of these wines are from classic American or trailblazing wineries, a winemaker that helped put American wine on the map or are from American’s grape (Zinfandel).… Read more

Pear-Ginger Champagne Cocktail

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This simple and light champagne cocktail is perfect for Thanksgiving, the day of thanks and heavy foods! The seasonal flavor and ginger zing will complement the food without filling you up. Also: there’s no better way to celebrate than with a little something sparkling.

Juice the pears yourself for a little DIY enhancement! For more tips on creating your own champagne cocktails, check out our book DIY Cocktails.

Ingredients:
1 oz pear juice
1/2 oz … Read more

Drunken Cranberry Sauce

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Some people are really attached to having can-shaped cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. This year, you can save the canned stuff for the kids’ table. Why not add a little creativity—and booze—to your turkey dinner?

This sauce keeps for several weeks, so it’s an easy thing to make ahead of time. Hit the sauce!

Ingredients:

12 oz fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup vodka
2 tbsp Grand Marnier
1 tbsp orange juice
Orange twist, garnish… Read more

Cranberry Cocktails For the Holidays

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The time of year for cranberries is here!

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and plan on celebrating without a cocktail, don’t you? (Or maybe instead of celebrating, you’ll just be coping with relatives. Either way, a cocktail is in order.) Here are some fabulous cranberry cocktails for your holiday:

    Grateful Cranberry — This unique mixture of cranberry, honey, bourbon, green tea and ginger ale is perfect for Thanksgiving and beyond.
    Cosmopolitan — Somehow this drink

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Pumpkin Liqueur Roundup

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Every Halloween, We get a bunch of emails from people looking for pumpkin liqueur for their pumpkin martinis.  You can make your own DIY Pumpkin Liqueur, but there are few good pumpkin liqueurs on the market that will do in a pinch. That’ll give you more time to work on your Darth Maul costume.

    Bols Pumpkin Smash
    Yes! It is back in the US. Pumpkin Smash is a unique combination of pumpkin, spices and cinnamon.

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Liquor Links – Thanksgiving Edition

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Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the links and share your own. Cheers!

    Esquire’s “Every Man’s Guide to Surviving Thanksgiving“
    Courvoisier’s new line of cognac is said to be revolutionary.
    Rachel Maddow talks cocktails on Sporkful
    Dark Roasted Blend – World’s Strangest & Strongest Alcohols
    Recipe Inspiration from Serious Eats – What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers
    Sure it’s November, but this is a great round of Oktoberfest Beer and Girls.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2009!

We at Drink of the Week wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for you readership and thankful that we make your day a little brighter.

Cheers!

The DOTW Team

As always, we like to share a few links that expand on how many Thanksgiving traditions got started. Of course, this is peppered with some fun Thanksgiving recipes.

Enjoy a potpourri of Thanksgiving links:

    Mental Floss gives us a detailed look at

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy a potpourri of Thanksgiving links:

Manly Ways to Prepare Turkey [Mental Floss]
The History of Thanksgiving [The History Channel]
A fruitful and liberal harvest [Boing Boing]
Thanksgiving Toast [DOTW]
Thanksgiving 2008 [The Food Network]
Pumpkin Liqueurs [DOTW]
Pumpkin Martini [DOTW]
Why do the Lions & Cowboys always play on Thanksgiving? [Mental Floss]
Top 10 Thanksgiving Drinks [College OTR]… Read more

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