3 Thanksgiving Cocktails to Give Thanks for
Here in Singapore, we don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Which, incidentally, is today. However, that shouldn’t stop us from indulging in a little bit of Thanksgiving creativity when it comes to cocktails.
Don’t worry. There will be no turkey martinis or stuffing margaritas tonight. OR WILL THERE? No. None of that.
All we have here are just tasty, tasty cocktails to go along with your slice of turkey and ham.
Punch your tastebuds with this delicious cocktail. Flavoured with cranberries, this sweet and tart cocktail will bring back memories of juicy turkey slathered in cranberry sauce. Experience the true taste of Thanksgiving in the form of an alcoholic beverage. Also, seriously, this thing is filled with cranberries. We hope you like cranberries.
1 750 ml bottle Finlandia Cranberry Fusion vodka, chilled
1/2 cup cranberry-flavored mixer, such as Roses Cocktail Infusions Cranberry Twist Mix, chilled
6 cups cranberry-raspberry juice, chilled
3 cups fresh orange juice, chilled
Juice of 1 lemon
1 orange, thinly sliced
8 ounces fresh or frozen raspberries
1 bottle sparkling wine, chilled
In a punch bowl, combine the vodka, cranberry-flavored mixer, cranberry-raspberry juice, orange juice and lemon juice.
Float the orange slices on top.
To serve, place a few raspberries in a wineglass, fill the glass halfway with the cranberry punch and top with sparkling wine.
Spiked Apple Cider
What’s better than apple cider? Spiked apple cider. But spiked with what, you ask? Well, my young Padawan, for this drink, we’re spiking apple cider with the wholesome taste of apple brandy, spices and curry powder. That’s right. Curry powder. This cocktail has a kick to it like Bruce Lee.
I asked for a spiked apple cider. WHY ARE YOU SERVING ME WATTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.
2 quarts apple cider
1 cup apple brandy
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon curry powder
In a large pot, combine all the ingredients over high heat and bring to a simmer.
Lower the heat and keep warm.
To serve, strain through a fine mesh sieve into a heatproof pitcher and pour into mugs.
Pecan Pie Martini
Nothing is more quintessentially American than Thanksgiving and pie. That’s why this Pecan Pie Martini is sure to please even the biggest flag-waving, eagle-riding, Freedom Fries-eating American patriot out there. Or maybe not. If you have allergies to nuts, you might want to avoid this one. However, for everyone else, feel free to drink up.
1/2 cup dark corn syrup, plus more for garnishing rim
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/4 cup pecans, toasted and finely chopped
4 ounces (1/2 cup) vodka
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
On a small plate, stir together 1 teaspoon corn syrup and the brown sugar.
Dip the rims of 4 martini glasses in the mixture, then add in the chopped nuts.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine 1/4 cup vodka, 1/4 cup corn syrup and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
Strain into 2 prepared glasses.
Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
Want to learn how to make other awesome cocktails? Readers of this blog will be able to enjoy a 1-for-1 Cocktail Workshop with Drinkdings. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them CocktailSG sent you!
All of the recipes came from the great people behind http://www.rachaelraymag.com.