Have Plate Will Travel : Thanksgiving cocktails toast to warm memories around the table

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Thanksgiving cocktails toast to warm memories around the table

Thanksgiving celebrations bring families and friends together around the table. While the plans for the food may be elaborate or simple, a festive drink for the day can make the food taste event better.

Sauza Tequila and Skinnygirl have created some thanksgiving inspired cocktails that pair perfectly with the turkey and fixings.

Sauza® Pumpkin Pie-tini
  • 1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
  • 3 parts cream
  • ½ part Torani® Pumpkin Spice Syrup
  • 1 part simple syrup
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • Whipped Cream and cinnamon for garnish (optional)
Preparation: Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon (optional). Enjoy!

Cranberry Orange Margarita
  • 1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • ½ part DeKuyper® Triple Sec
  • 4 parts cranberry juice
  • 2 parts orange juice
  • 2 oranges
  • ½ cup cranberries, frozen
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
Preparation: First make your garnishes. Freeze ½ cup of cranberries. Using a channel knife cut a long spiral from on orange (see if you can make it all the way in one try!) and cut into 6 inch pieces. Twist the peels around your bar spoon and reserve for garnish.
Zest the other orange with a spice grater to remove just the peel and none of the pith and combine with sugar.
Cut the zested orange into wedges. Rub a wedge of orange around half the rim of your glasses. Roll the glasses through the sugared orange zest.

In a shaker, combine the rest of the sugar and orange zest mixture with the cranberry juice, orange juice, Sauza® Blue Silver, orange liqueur, and the juice from the orange. Twist the orange peel over the drink and place on the prepared glass. Top with frozen cranberries and serve your cocktail! Salud!

Pumpkin Spice Sipper
  • 1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
  • 1 part canned unsweetened pumpkin
  • ¾ part fat free sweetened condensed milk
  • ¾ part unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ tbsp pumpkin pie spice
Preparation: Shake ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

Turkey Day Toast
  • 3 parts Skinnygirl® Prosecco, chilled
  • 1 part grapefruit juice, chilled
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • 1 part ginger ale
  • Grapefruit slice for garnish
Preparation: Mix all juice ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Top with Skinnygirl® Prosecco and ginger ale. Garnish with grapefruit slice and enjoy!

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