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Thirsty Thursday: Mulled Cider Cocktail

In our humble opinion, Thanksgiving is superior to any other day of the year. In an effort to make this year’s feast the best of all time (sorry, Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe), we’re bringing you the recipes, how-tos and decorating ideas to help you become a Turkey Day pro.

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

The countdown has begun: Thanksgiving is now only 2 weeks away, and by my calendar that means it’s time to plan the menu for this cheerfully anticipated holiday meal. While the traditional staples are a necessity (after all, what would Thanksgiving be without a turkey?), oftentimes we miss the opportunity to make autumn-inspired cocktails to begin the feasting right.

This Mulled Cider Cocktail is the perfect pairing for Thanksgiving appetizers. Apple cider is infused with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, and is mixed with fresh apple pieces. This mulled cider then gets topped with Cava, a dry sparkling wine, for a cocktail that is sophisticated, yet also celebratory.

Impress your guests by greeting them with this bubbly beverage right as they walk through the door with cranberry sauce and dinner rolls. Then while you’re whipping the potatoes, carving the turkey and adding the finishing touches to your Thanksgiving feast, guests will remain in good spirits.

Thirsty Thursday: Orange Mojito

Orange Mojito

Thursdays are when the weekend should really start, and what better way than with a cocktail? Last week we warmed up with a bubbly Blissini; this week we’re back with another cocktail to lighten up that Thanksgiving table.

With trees now nearly bare and autumn leaves left strewn all across the ground, sipping on something orange and alcoholic is our recommendation for toasting to the last bits of fall. With an overdose of fresh oranges and few sprigs of fresh mint for contrast, this exotic mojito is what you should be holding when admiring all that colorful foliage from indoors. So shake yourself up a glass, a pitcher if your hosting, or an entire barrel if it’s for your Thanksgiving feast, and lap up the last drops of fall. Bottoms up, folks.

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Thirsty Thursday: Nothing Better Than a Blissini

The Blissini

Thursdays are when the weekend should really start, and what better way than with a cocktail? Last week we warmed up to an autumn-appropriate Spiced Cabernet; this week we’re back with a bubbly-based sip that’s just as apt for the season.

Who says champagne cocktails are only for brunch? The Blissini is a pumped up mimosa, mixed with orange and pomegranate juices that lend the refreshing sip a flatteringly fall-inspired hue. A few leaves of mint helps give it a crisp and clean finish. With its warm colors and cozy flavors, it’s the ideal way to toast to the season, no matter what time of day. So pour yourself a glass, pop open a bottle or two if you’re hosting, and take a load off after a long fall day. Bottoms up, folks.

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