Why do leftovers somehow taste better than the holiday meal itself? Foodies and celebrity chefs have never figured out that culinary mystery, yet the phenomenon endures.
While a sandwich made from Thanksgiving turkey is a national classic, we wanted to take the whole holiday leftovers thing a step further by bringing libations into the mix. Savor the flavors of fall with our post-holiday cocktail recipes.
Now you can take that cozy, comfort-food feeling of the year’s biggest feast and infuse it into your beverage of choice. Relax after a crazy day of shopping on Black Friday or enjoy a cold drink while watching the game
We’re giving new life to some of our favorite Thanksgiving ingredients. Whether you’re into wine, spirits or beer, we have a guilty pleasure for every palate. No oyster stuffing shooters yet—but maybe next year.
- ● 1 bottle red wine
- ● 1/4 cup orange juice
- ● 1/4 cup brandy
- ● 3 tbsp sugar
- ● Orange
- ● Lemon
- Combine the wine, OJ, brandy, sugar, orange and lemon in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from the stove and set aside 15 minutes.
- (Optional: Strain out fruit and reheat before serving.)
Don’t feel like playing bartender at your next bash? A punchbowl is the obvious the solution and a great way bring people together. Our festive version is full of autumn-y goodness like apple cider, cinnamon sticks, and pumpkin pie spice. Self-serve, seasonally appropriate, and a total no-brainer—you can literally throw all the ingredients together in a bowl, and you have an instant holiday hit-maker.
- ● 1 part Bacardi Gold Rum
- ● 1 part Bacardi Superior Rum
- ● 3 parts apple cider
- ● 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- ● 4 sticks cinnamon (for garnish)
- ● 1 sliced apple (for garnish)
- ● 3 oz hot water
- Pour ingredients together in a punch bowl.
- Garnish with cinnamon sticks and sliced apples.
- Enjoy with leftover apple pie!
Unlikely as the flavor combination may be, this carbonated concoction is Thanksgiving in a glass. In theory, dessert and beer shouldn’t mix, but the idea was just outrageous enough to be irresistible. Plus, it’s got the word pie in the name. Pair it with a warmed-up plate of turkey and mashed potatoes for a piece of post-holiday bliss.
- ● 1 cup bourbon
- ● 1 cup apple cider
- ● 2 1/2 oz lemon juice
- ● 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- ● 1 1/2 cup pumpkin ale
- ● Cinnamon sticks and cranberries (for garnish)
- Shake together the bourbon, apple cider and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker.
- Fill glasses just below half full, then add beer.
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