Monday, November 13

Thanksgiving Cocktails


Are you hosting a get together with family or friends for Thanksgiving in the coming weeks? Then you'll need something to serve to your guests while they are waiting for dinner to be done. Check out these awesome Thanksgiving Cocktails (that can all be made non-alcoholic) that are sure to be a hit with everyone.

Fall Punch
1/2 cup apple cider
1 cups hard cider
1 cup Sparkling Ice Crisp Apple
1/4 cup bourbon
1/4 cup lemon juice
Cinnamon sticks, for garnish
Cinnamon sugar rim, for garnish

Rim the glass with a lemon and dip into cinnamon sugar, set to the side. Combine ciders, bourbon, Sparkling Ice Crisp Apple, and lemon juice in a pitcher- stir to combine. Fill glasses with ice, then punch. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve.


Orange Cinnamon Blossom
1 bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
1/2 lemon
1/2 orange
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup sugar
3 whole cloves
3 whole allspice
2 cinnamon sticks

Rinse lemon and orange and thinly slice them, discarding seeds; quarter the orange slices. Put fruit in a 4- to 5-quart pan. Add honey, sugar (use the smaller amount if you prefer drinks on the tart side, the larger if you want a sweeter flavor), cloves and allspice.  With a knife, cut the cinnamon sticks lengthwise into thinner strips. Add cinnamon and 2 cups water to pan; bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and boil gently for 5 minutes. Pour Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG into hot citrus base and heat until steaming, about 8 minutes.  Keep warm over low heat. Ladle into heatproof cups or wineglasses.


Holiday Train
1 Part Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine
1 Part Grand Marnier
Blood Orange

Slice blood orange and remove slice for garnish. Juice remaining blood orange. Combing Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine, Grand Marnier and blood orange juice. Garnish with blood orange slice.


Holiday Sangria
1 bottle of Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva
1 large orange, sliced
1 large pear, chopped
Seeds of 1 pomegranate
4 cinnamon sticks

Add fruit to a large pitcher. Top with Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva. Place in fridge for an hour before serving. Spoon fruit into glass before pouring wine. Garnish with cinnamon stick.


Sparkle and Spice
750ml bottle aged rum
1/2 cinnamon stick
1 clove
1 cardamom pod
1 star anise pod
1 vanilla bean
3 allspice berries
Pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime

Combine rum, cinnamon stick, clove, cardamom, star anise, vanilla bean, allspice berries, and nutmeg in an airtight jar. Split vanilla bean and scrape seeds into jar along with the bean pod. Close jar and allow infusion to sit in a dark place for at least 3 days. Strain rum into an airtight jar with a fine-mesh strainer, discarding spices. Over ice, pour 2 ounces of rum infusion. Top with Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime and garnish with blackberries.


Lemon Elderflower Cocktail
Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
1-2 ounce St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
2-3 drops Angostura bitters
Lemon rind (as garnish)

Place St. Germain Elderflower liqueur into a cocktail glass and add drops of Angostura bitters. Fill glass with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG to mix. Top with twist of lemon.


Whiskey Peach Pit Pie
2 Parts Irish Whiskey
1 Part Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine
Tablespoon Maple syrup
Peach Slice

Add over ice in rocks glass. Garnish with a peach slice.

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2 comments:

  1. OK I want one of each of these drinks!! Love the set of glasses in the first picture. Fight between the Fall Punch and the Whiskey Peach Pit Pie

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  2. The Fall Punch and the Orange Cinnamon Blossom sound and look amazing. We aren't really drinkers but this would make things extra special for everyone to have a nice holiday cocktail.

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