I don’t know about you but I love Cocktails. Thanksgiving is one of those days where I love to plan out some good spirits to enjoy throughout the day. Since I’ve already shared my Thanskgiving Must Haves with you, I wanted to share my cocktail menu!
As always, wake-up time requires some good coffee! I’ll probably get out my french press and enjoy some delicious Kona Coffee that I picked up a few weeks ago. Who knows, maybe some Baileys will find its way into my mug?
Next up…Blood Orange Mimosas. All morning long. Our favorite thing to do is watch the parade while sipping on Mimosas! I just fill the champagne glass up 2/3 of the way with champagne, and top it off with a little bit of freshly squeezed Blood Orange juice. You don’t want to dilute the champagne too much, lol. Then I garnish with a slice of a Blood Orange.
This year we will have two featured cocktails, all from the wonderful Sunny Anderson! I’ve tasted these cocktails at her Sliders Party at the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival, and they were out of this world!
- 6 ounces limoncello (recommended: Toschi Italian Lemon Liqueur)
- 3 ounces dark rum
- 3 ounces tequila
- 1 (24-ounce) bottle sweetened iced tea
- Lemon slices, to garnish
Pour the limoncello, rum, tequila and tea into a pitcher filled with ice and stir vigorously. Serve in ice filled highball glasses with a straw. Garnish with a lemon slice on the rim.
My tip – I like to freeze some lemon slices and then throw one in – it not only gives it some great flavor, but keeps it cold without watering it down!
Mr. Curly Fry is a HUGE fan of this cocktail. It’s his absolute favorite. So I knew I had to make it for Thanksgiving. I enjoy it very much myself. Since this is definitely a One Curly Fry Fave, we always keep these ingredients on hand!
- 3 cups apple cider
- 8 ounces (1 cup) bourbon
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- Lime wedges, for garnish
- Ice, as needed
Add the apple cider, bourbon, and the lime juice to a pitcher and stir. Pour over ice. Serve with a lime wedge.
I had this cocktail at the latest Sliders party and it was delicious! I knew it definitely had to make the cut for the Thanksgiving Cocktails!! I’ll probably freeze a few lime wedges for the garnish!