Thanksgiving is just around the corner. You’re either preparing your home for guests or preparing a dish to take to your host. Either way, it’s a busy season and the perfect time of year to have a lineup of crafty cocktails handy. These cocktails are sure to leave your family and friends nothing short of impressed.
We’ve pulled together some of this year’s most sought after drink recipes to add a sense of ease to your holiday planning. If you’re looking for tasty eats to add to your menu too, check out our blog centered around preparing the perfect holiday spread.
First up, the Pumpkin Pie Martini! This recipe is simple, sophisticated and tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass!
- Pumpkin Pie Eggnog
- Whipped Cream Vodka
- Optional Garnish:
- Whipped Cream
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Brown Sugar
- Maple Syrup
- Mix together on a small plate, a few tablespoons of brown sugar and ½ tsp. of pumpkin pie spice.
- On a separate small plate pour a few tablespoons of maple syrup.
- Dip each martini glass rim into maple syrup then immediately into the brown sugar/spice mixture.
- Pour 1.5 oz of chilled Whipped Cream vodka into the 4 oz martini glass.
- Next pour in Pumpkin Pie Eggnog and stir.
- Top with a dollop of whipped cream and serve.
Following closely behind is sangria, you say? Also the pumpkin pie way! Our next fabulous fall libation is the Pumpkin Pie Sangria. This quick, seasonal favorite makes enough for a crowd.
- 1 bottle white wine, chilled
- 1 bottle sparkling cider, chilled
- ½ c. pumpkin pie vodka
- 1 pear, chopped
- 1 apple, chopped
- ¼ c. sugar
- ½ tsp. Pumpkin spice
- Cinnamon sticks, for garnish
- On a small shallow plate, combine sugar and pumpkin spice and mix to combine. Rim glasses with a piece of apple and dip glasses into mixture. Set aside.
- In a large pitcher, combine wine with cider and pumpkin pie vodka. Add chopped fruit and stir to combine. Pour into glasses and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Rounding up our fall seasonal sips is the Apple Cider Slush. A wonderful way to compliment a warm slice of apple pie, and a non-alcoholic option for the littlest of guests to enjoy!
- 3 c. apple cider
- 1 lemon, juiced
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- Pour cider, lemon juice and cinnamon in a loaf pan, whisking to combine. Freeze for 45 minutes. Remove the cider mixture from the freezer and use a fork to scrape the slush-like mixture, so it doesn't turn into a giant ice cube. Once fully scraped and stirred, return it to the freezer for another 45 minutes. Remove the cider mixture from the freezer once again, using a fork to scrape and stir it into a slush-like consistency. The consistency should be like shaved ice. If it's not frozen enough for your tastes, pop it back in the freezer for another 45 minutes. Otherwise, spoon into glasses and serve.
We hope you enjoyed our Thanksgiving spirits lineup! Feel free to show us your creations by using the hashtag #SipsWithCreativeCandles.
We captured a few of our favorites below. Wishing you all safe, beautiful and happy holidays!