What Thanksgiving Drinks Are You Serving?

ManhattanThanksgiving Drinks for Your Holiday Party

It’s holiday season which means party time; do you have your Thanksgiving drinks planned?

We have some ideas for you! How about a Pumpkin Martini or a Cherry Manhattan? (Recipes below.) Deb loves her Margaritas with a “Kick”! And we mustn’t forget the homemade Irish Cream Liqueur that Jurga gifts to her friends and family every holiday season.

Having a “signature” cocktail at the gathering is a Gr8 way to start the festivities. Pre-mix a batch of your favorite seasonal cocktail and it is easy to serve your guests as they arrive.

Kyle introduced us to this delightful Pumpkin Martini; tastes just like pumpkin pie…Who is up for drinking their dessert???

Pumpkin-MartiniPumpkin Martini

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce Rum Chata
  • 1 ounces Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur
  • ice

Pumpkin-Martini-IngredientsDirections:

  1. In an ice filled cocktail shaker combine the vodka, Rum Chata, and liqueur.
  2. Shake.
  3. Pour!

Makes 1 Serving

Gr8 Tip:

Dip the rim of the glass in caramel!!! YUM!

Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:

Multiply the recipe to your desired number and mix in a pitcher. When it’s time to serve, add the ice to the cocktail shaker and shake up a couple servings at a time.

THE Cherry Manhattan

Manhattan-CoupeA wonderful, classic cocktail is the Manhattan. This recipe sweetens it up a bit, THE Cherry Manhattan. There is something about the warmth of the bourbon and the sweetness of the vermouth and cherry juice that makes this a perfect holiday drink. Classically the Manhattan is served in a martini glass, however, you can also serve in an old-fashioned glass over ice.

And if you can get your hands on these Chukar Cherries dessert cherries, well, you are in for a treat!Chukar-Cherries

Mix up a pitcher of these and serve as your guests arrive.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a pitcher mix the bourbon, sweet vermouth, cherry juice and bitters.
  2. When ready to serve, put some ice in a martini shaker.
  3. Add one or two servings of the bourbon mixture.
  4. Shake gently to chill. (If you are serving over ice, you can eliminate this part.)
  5. Pour into a martini glass or coupe.
  6. Garnish with one cherry and one piece of orange zest twisted into the drink.

This makes 4 servings.

Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:

Make the pitcher of cocktails up to 2 hours ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Please remember to drink responsibly.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Claudia Kerns | 27th Nov 15

    Taylor is very happy about the cherry Manhattan!

    • Anna | 27th Nov 15

      We love to hear that, Lon! It’s always Gr8 to have a “go to” cocktail for the holidays.

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