Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Cocktails

When I think of Thanksgiving cocktails, I start to applaud. Now, I know that seems a little bizarre, but there are such unique possibilities.

Like these -

Spiced Brandy Wine


1 bottle (750 mL) light-bodied red wine (such as Beaujolais)
3 ounces brandy
1/2 cup sugar
6 whole cloves
4 strips lemon zest (3 inches each)
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise

Cranberry Cosmopolitan


1 1/2 ounces Cranberry-and-Orange Vodka
1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau
Ice cubes
Orange peel, for garnish
Cranberries, for garnish

*You can make your own Cranberry-and-Orange Vodka here

Cognac Sparklers


1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Cognac
1 cup chilled sparkling apple cider
A few dashes bitters


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