Perfect Thanksgiving Cocktails

Serve these three drinks at your Thanksgiving feast as the perfect accompaniment to turkey and trimmings!

Sunday, Nov 20, 2011  |  Updated 4:46 PM EDT
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The Perfect Thanksgiving Cocktails

Thanksgiving cocktail recipes!

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The Perfect Thanksgiving Cocktails

The Cocktail Guru Jonathan Pogash served up some festive -- and delicious -- Thanksgiving cocktails.
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Here are the directions to make these three tasty drinks, seen on Weekend Today in New York on Sunday, November 20.


Hazelnut-Pear Sparkler (served at The Campbell Apartment Parlor)

1 oz. pear puree

1/2 oz. Frangelico liqueur

3 1/2 oz. sparkling wine

Directions: Fold ingredients and strain into a chilled champagne flute.  Top off with extra sparkling wine. Garnish: freshly grated nutmeg.

Thanks, Nicaragua

2 oz. Flor de Cana 7yr old rum

1/2 oz. crème de Yvette

3/4 oz. black pepper vanilla syrup

3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice

Directions: Add all ingredients to a carbonating beverage system, then pour over ice into highball glass. Garnish: lemon wheel and vanilla bean

Serve with: caramelized pecans


Patron Reposado Tequila: The Best Thanksgiving Punch Ever

2 parts Patron Reposado tequila

1 part apple cider

1 part cranberry-Cinnamon syrup

*1 part fresh grapefruit juice

Directions: Combine in a large punch bowl and stir with block ice.  Add lots of cranberries and grapefruit peel as garnish.  Ladle out into punch glasses.

**to make cranberry cinnamon syrup, combine 1 cup of fresh cranberries, 1/2 cup water, and 1/2 cup BG Reynolds cinnamon syrup, and muddle until cranberries are crushed.  Allow to sit overnight refrigerated, then strain out cranberries.**

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