Happy Hour: More Thanksgiving Cocktail Treats

By: Brodie
11.25.2010

Nothing says 'Holiday' like a high-class cocktail creation to fill your glass and in this case, perfectly compliment the Turkey day meal.

Here are a few more liquor libations that take even the best Thanksgiving menu to the next level of excellence.

Crantini

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Canned or fresh, cranberry sauce is a staple of any Thanksgiving table. Echo the same refreshing fruit flavor in an alcoholic beverage.  Combine 3 parts vodka, 1 part cranberry liqueur (cranberry juice works just fine) and garnish with fresh or dried cranberries.

Gibson

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Onions are a basic ingredient in many popular side dishes we associate with Thanksgiving. Get a bite in your glass with this classic mix of 2 parts gin, one part vermouth and pearl cocktail onions to garnish. Simple and tasty.

Hot Buttered Rum

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Butter is pretty much the star of America’s favorite gluttonous celebration. Integrate the natural cocktail choice this year with help from the experts at CocktailTime.com:

Hot Buttered Rum

Ingredients:
- 1 lb light brown sugar
- 1/2 lb unsalted butter (softened)
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a mixing bowl beat together softened butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract and spices until well combined. Refrigerate in an airtight reusable container for up to a month, or place in your freezer until ready to use.

To make Hot Buttered Rum: In a pre-heated coffee mug combine 2 heaping tablespoons batter with 1 1/2 oz. Mount Gay Eclipse Rum. Top with boiling water and stir well to mix. Serve with a spoon.

Hint: It is best to make the batter in advance so the spices have an opportunity to mingle. Be sure to remove batter from refrigerator at least 6 hours prior to serving to allow it to soften. (Cocktail by Tony Abou-Ganim)

Cheers to a happy Thanksgiving!

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