What pairs well with turkey, gravy, sweet potatoes, three kinds of stuffing, five loud cousins, and two wacky uncles? One solid holiday drink…or eight. Here are our favorite ways to wash down all that Thanksgiving goodness — including a couple of options for the teetotalers’ table.
A tart treat — fortified with gin and sherry — from New York’s PDT. Great with turkey — and under the mistletoe, too!
Carriage House Punch
Featuring rum, cognac, pomegranate molasses, and Earl Grey tea, this old-fashioned crowdpleaser from New York’s Prime Meats packs a nice…punch.
Pinot, Petite, Sauvignon…
Keep one thing simple this holiday, and go for a great bottle of wine, like those in this excellent Thanksgiving wine list.
Please the cocktail purists (and Mad Men fans) at the party with a good Old Fashioned. This simple drink doesn’t require fancy tools or tricks — just make sure to choose a quality whiskey.
A far cry from sugary-sweet liqueurs, SNAP carries spicy ginger and robust molasses notes. It’s a true autumn treat, on the rocks or in this snappy cocktail: one part SNAP and three parts fresh apple cider over ice, with a garnish of fresh ginger.
From New York’s PDT: a warm drink for chilly nights, with light citrus and toasty Armagnac, plus sugar cane spirits and healthy dose of spice.
Mulled Cranberry Cocktail
A bright stand-in for tea, this sweet-tart “cocktail” make a warm dessert (or dessert pairing) for a winter night.
Mulled Apple Cider
Bring on the cardamom and hold the hard stuff – and the sugar — in this honey- and fruit-sweetened cider.
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