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Thanksgiving has been celebrated as a national holiday in the United States since 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln declared it to be so. It is typically celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. The day is marked by feasting on Thanksgiving Dinner, family gatherings, and football games.
The first Thanksgiving cocktails ever mixed were probably a lot more tame than the ones we have today. In the early 1800s, when the holiday was first celebrated, people probably just drank beer, wine, and cider. It wasn't until much later that people started mixing different spirits together to make new and exciting cocktails.
These days, there are all sorts of creative Thanksgiving cocktails that you can try. Spice up the usual holiday festivities with something new and exciting. Let's be honest, we can all use a little change from the same old Thanksgiving cocktails every year. So go ahead, get creative and gobble up these festive Thanksgiving cocktails! Cheers!
How To Make The Flannel With Apple Cider Recipe
- 1 oz Cognac
- 0.5 oz Apple Cider
- 0.25 oz Orange Juice
- 0.25 oz Allspice Dram
- In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in Cognac, Apple Cider, Orange Juice and Allspice Dram.
- Shake well and strain into an ice filled Cocktail Glass.
- Garnish with an orange peel and serve.
Spiced Pear Bellini
How To Make The Spiced Pear Bellini Recipe
- 0.25 Pear Brandy
- 5 oz Sparkling Wine
- 1.5 oz Pear Purée
- In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in Pear Brandy, Sparkling Wine, and Pear Purée.
- Shake well and strain into an ice filled Cocktail Glass and serve.
Cranberry Moscow Mule
How To Make The Cranberry Moscow Mule Recipe
- 1 oz Vodka
- 0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 oz Cranberry Juice Cocktail
- 2 oz Ginger Beer
Lime Wheel, Cranberry, Sprig of Fresh Rosemary
- In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in Vodka, Fresh Lime Juice, Cranberry Juice Cocktail, and Ginger Beer.
- Shake well and strain into an ice filled Mule/Copper Mug.
- Garnish with a Lime Wheel, Cranberry and Sprig of Fresh Rosemary and serve.
Butternut Old Fashioned
How To Make The Butternut Old Fashioned Recipe Recipe
- 2 oz Butternut Infused Bourbon Whiskey
- 0.25 oz Maple Syrup
Maple Bitters, Angostura Bitters
- In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in Butternut Infused Bourbon Whiskey and Maple Syrup.
- Shake well and strain into an ice filled Cocktail glass.
- Garnish with Maple Bitters and Angostura Bitters and serve.
Tips for Making Thanksgiving Cocktails This Year
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What To Pair With Your Thanksgiving Cocktails
When it comes to Thanksgiving cocktails, there are all sorts of delicious options to choose from. But what food pairs best with these drinks? Here are a few suggestions:
The Flannel is a great cocktail to start off the evening. It's made with cognac, apple cider, orange juice, and allspice dram, so it's got a lot of flavor. Pair it with a roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy for a delicious meal. Oh, and don't forget about the pumpkin pie!
The Spiced Pear Bellini is another great option. It's made with pear brandy, sparkling wine, and pear puree, so it's perfect for those who want something light and refreshing. Serve it with a salad or some grilled vegetables for a balanced meal.
If you're looking for something a little more festive, try the Cranberry Moscow Mule. It's made with vodka, lime juice, cranberry juice cocktail, and ginger beer. It's the perfect drink to celebrate Thanksgiving with. Serve it with a plate of roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing for a delicious meal. It also goes great with a Thanksgiving feast full of cranberry dishes like cranberry sauce, cranberry dressing, or cranberry scones.
Last but not least, the Butternut Old Fashioned is a must-try cocktail this Thanksgiving. It's made with butternut-infused bourbon whiskey, maple syrup, and bitters. It's the perfect drink for those who want something sweet and spicy. Serve it with a plate of roasted turkey, mashed sweet potatoes, and green beans for a delicious Thanksgiving feast. The sweet will pair nicely with your slice of pumpkin pie, as well!
Games to Play This Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and fun. And what better way to have fun than by playing some Thanksgiving games? Here are a few of our favorites:
Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt: This is a great game for kids and adults alike. Have each player or team try to find items related to Thanksgiving on a list. The first player or team to find all of the items wins.
Turkey Toss: This is a classic game that everyone will love. Similar to ring toss, players take turns tossing a turkey around the room. The player who tosses the turkey the farthest wins.
Gobble Gobble: This game is best for kids. Players take turns saying "gobble gobble" as fast as they can. The player who says it the fastest wins.
Pin the Tail on the Turkey: This game is just like Pin the Tail on the Donkey, but with a turkey instead. Players take turns trying to pin the tail on the turkey. The player who gets closest to the right spot wins.
Pumpkin Bowling: This is a fun game that can be played with either real pumpkins or plastic pumpkins. Players take turns bowling at the pumpkins, and the player with the most points at the end of the game wins.
These are just a few of our favorite Thanksgiving games. Be sure to try out some of these games this year, and have some fun with your family and friends!
When it comes to Thanksgiving, there are many traditions that people celebrate. Some people like to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, while others prefer to spend time with family and friends.
No matter what your traditions may be, there's no doubt that Thanksgiving is a special time of year. It's a time to come together and celebrate all that we're thankful for. Whether you're watching football, playing games, or eating delicious food, Thanksgiving is a time for fun and fellowship.
Whether you like apple cider, ginger beer, cranberry or pumpkin pie, we have a cocktail for you this holiday season! Happy Thanksgiving! Cheers!