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Tasty Thanksgiving Cocktails

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Ahhhh, Thanksgiving. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, turkey trots, football, hours in the kitchen, food comas, and plenty of family time. What makes any of these activities even better, is a drink in hand (especially when politics come up at the dinner table!). Say goodbye to that cheap bottle of wine that Aunt Sally brought to the feast, and say hello to these delicious Thanksgiving cocktails that will have you gobbling and wobbling by the end of the night!

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Apple Cider Mimosas

Nothing quite says “wake up call” like a mimosa in the morning. Coffee who? But in all seriousness, this mimosa recipe is super easy and quick! Not to mention absolutely delicious.

Here’s what you will need…

  • Champagne
  • Apple Cider
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Caramel
  • (Optional) Apple slices to garnish

What you’ll need to do

  • Pour about 1/8 cup of caramel onto a paper plate, and let it spread evenly.
  • In a small bowl, mix 2 tbsp of cinnamon and sugar.
  • Dip the rim of a champagne glass into the caramel. This will act as a “glue.” Then, dip the rim into the cinnamon and sugar mix. Aesthetic is everything, people!
  • Fill the champagne glass about half-way or three-quarters of the way with apple cider, and top with champagne.
  • Garnish with an apple slice on the rim.
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Thanksgiving Punch

Punch, please!!! This punch will be sure to please any of your guests at your Thanksgiving feast. It’s the perfect blend of fruity and fall flavors. The best part? You can make a booze-free batch for the under 21’s!

Ingredients

  • 1 Gallon Apple cider
  • Ginger beer (for alcohol-free option, use ginger ale!)
  • Prosecco
  • Sliced apples
  • Sliced oranges
  • Cranberries
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Cinnamon sticks

Directions

  • In a punch bowl, mix 2 cups of apple cider with pumpkin spice until smooth. When smooth, dump in the rest of the cider.
  • Add the prosecco, it’s about to get bubbly! For a non-alcoholic alternative, substitute ginger ale
  • Time to get fruity! Add 2 sliced apples of your choice, and a sliced orange, followed by the cranberries and cinnamon sticks.
  • Let it sit for 2-3 hours prior to serving.

Pumpkin Pie Martini

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Pumpkin spice and everything nice! This martini sure is nice, especially as a dessert cocktail. Dare we say, better than pumpkin pie? You’ll just have to make it for yourself and decide.

Ingredients

  • Cinnamon sugar (refer to Apple Cider Mimosa recipe for directions on how to make your own!)
  • 1/4 cup of Vanilla flavored vodka
  • 1/3 cup of Creme de Cacao liqueur
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice

Directions

  • Chill your martini glass for about 30 minutes prior to beginning.
  • Dip the rim of your chilled martini glass in the Creme de Cacao, and coat it in the cinnamon sugar.
  • In a cocktail shaker, fill half-way with ice and add vodka, Creme de Cacao, heavy cream, and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Shake it up and strain. Top with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice.

Cheers!

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You and your Thanksgiving guests will sure be thankful for these delicious, Thanksgiving-inspired cocktails. Drink up and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Deck your kitchen cabinets with these awesome Holiday cups!

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One of the BEST parts of the Holiday season is the excuse to buy more themed items for your home!

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The garland is up and the lights are twinkling but are you sipping your drinks from a Holiday themed cup?!?!

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It’s time to drink in Christmas style!

1.) Mr. Grinch Flutes

Oriental Trading /$19.99

Come together with friends and sip champagne in these disposable/reusable Grinch themed glasses!

2.)Light Bulb Sipping

Neiman Marcus/$18.99

Whether it’s water or a Mai Tai (no judgement) this cup is SUCH a fun way to sip your beverage of choice during the Holidays!

3.)Bougie and Bedazzled

Etsy/$128

Yes, we are aware that this cup is almost $130 BUT…how cute? This custom Starbucks cup is made with Swarovski crystals and can come personalized with an initial on the back of the cup. #FancySipper

4.) Jingle Juice Tumblr

Etsy/$11.95

This “jingle juice” tumblr is insulated to keep your drink of choice hot or cold! The tumblr comes in 10 different colors and can be custom made to say whatever expression you’d like (although we love Jingle Juice).

5.) Funny Christmas Wine Set

Wayfair/$30.99

Buy them for yourself or treat a friend to these cute and quirky “tipsy” themed wine glasses!

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7 delicious cocktail recipes all made with Fig Vodka #Fig-et-About-It

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If you haven’t tried a cocktail with Fig vodka yet, now is a GREAT time to start.

Not only is the bottle beautiful, this spirit is versatile in how many unique cocktail creations it can bring to life.

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1.) The “Fig” Gentleman

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Crisp and refreshing with a Bourbon twist!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Figenza,
  • 1/2 oz. Bourbon
  • 1/4 oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • muddled Blueberries
  • splash of ginger-ale

Directions:

First, muddle some blueberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Pour in the Figenza, Bourbon, and lemon juice. Shake well for 20-30 seconds. Strain the mixture over a rocks glass filled with ice. If you want to get a little fancy, add some fresh blueberries and and a lemon peel for garnish.

2.) French Figenza Martini

Figenza

Simple, Fruity, and Fresh!

Ingredients:

– 2 oz. Figenza
– 1 oz. Chambord
– Splash of Pineapple Juice

Directions:

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and serve straight up in a chilled martini glass!

3.) Winter Cosmo

Figenza

A festive Martini with a unique twist!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Figenza
  • 1 oz. White Cranberry Juice
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

Directions:

Shake well, serve straight up in a chilled martini glass, and garnish with a slice of lime!

4.) “The Cigar Box”

Figenza

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Figenza
  • 2 oz. Bourbon
  • 2 Dashes Plum Bitters
  • Muddled Mint
  • ½ tsp. Sugar
  • Club Soda

Directions:

Muddle some fresh mint in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Now you are ready to pour the rest of your ingredients (except the club soda). Shake, shake, shake! Pour the cocktail in a rocks glass and top with some club soda. If you have extra mint, you may throw some in the glass for a extra garnish!

5.) Honey I’m Home!

Figenza

A sweet treat to soothe your soul and “sore throat”

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Figenza Fig Vodka
  • 2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 ½ oz. Organic Honey

Directions:

Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and serve over ice in a collins glass. Garnish with a lemon slice for a little more zest!

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Election Day Cocktails for any “party”

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For some, 2020 election day will be a celebration for others….maybe not so much.

EITHER WAY – we could all use a little alcohol this November 3rd! Here are some election themed cocktails no matter what side your rooting for.

1.) Red and Blue Berry float

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Ingredients (serves 8):

  • 4 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut water (or regular water with 2 tablespoons of sugar)
  • 4-6 cups champagne

Directions:

  • Pour the frozen berries and coconut water in a blender/food processor until the consistency is pretty much smooth. (This should take about 10 seconds)
  • Scoop the mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • When it’s time to serve, equally scoop 1/4 cup sorbet into all the glasses. Finally, top with champagne and your guests are ready to sip.

2.) Keeping it Blue

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. blue curacao
  • 1/2 oz. coconut rum
  • 3 oz. ginger ale

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients and simply serve over ice!
  2. Feel free to garnish with maraschino cherry for a pop of red.

3.) All American Mojito

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Ingredients:

  • 6 crushed blackberries
  • 1 1/2 oz white rum
  • 3/4 oz sparkling water
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 4 mint leaves
  • ice

Directions:

1.) Crush the blackberries with a muddler in a glass

2.) In order to strain the seeds and pulp, pour the purè through a mesh strainer.

3.) In another glass, muddle mint leaves with the lime juice

4.) Add in the blackberry juice along with the rum.

5.) MIX IT UP!

6.) Top with ice and sparkling water

7.) Garnish with a lime slice/ and or blackberry

4.) Red White and Blue Shot

The Cocktail Project

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Blue Curacao Liqueur
  • 1 part Peach Schnapps Liqueur
  • 1 part Grenadine

Directions:

1.) First, pour the grenadine into the bottom of a shot glass.

2.) Next, gently float Peach Schnapps over the grenadine.

3.)Finally, top the shot glass with Blue Curacao Liqueur.

**Tip: To make sure the shot is layered, try to pour the liquor over the back of spoon.

5.) Election Spritzer

Wine and Glue

Ingredients:

  • white wine
  • Sprite/Ginger Ale/Sierra Mist
  • frozen cherries
  • frozen blueberries

Directions:

1.) Pour 2/3 wine and 1/3 white soda into a wine glass

2.) Toss in some frozen cherries & or frozen blueberries and enjoy this easy spritzer!

#happyelectionday!

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