Perfect Thanksgiving Cocktails

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

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    Thanksgiving cocktail recipes!

    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

    The Perfect Thanksgiving Cocktails

    [NY] The Perfect Thanksgiving Cocktails
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    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.**