3 great cocktails for Thanksgiving
Looking to start the big meal off right — or a refreshing way to relax after? Here are three good cocktails for your Thanksgiving celebration.
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
1 ounce cranberry juice (sweetened)
1 wedge lime
Champagne or sparkling wine
In a chilled champagne flute, add cranberry juice and a squeeze of lime. Top off the glass with champagne. Garnish with 3 or 4 cranberries. Makes 1.
1/4 cup bottled pomegranate juice, plus seeds for garnish
1/3 cup Tequila Blanco
1/8 cup Triple Sec
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
12 ounces ice cubes
Margarita salt, optional
Combine all ingredients, except salt, in a blender and pulse until frothy and well combined. Rim glasses with lime juice using a lime wedge then dip in margarita salt, drop some fresh pomegranate seeds in the bottom of the glass and pour margarita mix over the top. Makes 2.
Hard Cider Sangria
1 cup quartered and thinly sliced unpeeled green, yellow and red apples
1 navel orange — quartered and thinly sliced crosswise
1 cup apple juice, chilled
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup apple brandy
One 22-ounce bottle hard apple cider, chilled
In a pitcher, combine the apples with the orange, apple juice, lemon juice and brandy. Just before serving, add the hard cider. Serve in tall glasses over ice. Serves 4.
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