Fall is firmly in place, Halloween has come and gone, there's a decided nip in the air and that all means it's time to start planning and drinking Thanksgiving libations. I don't know about you, but when I think about Thanksgiving, I think about the Fall flavors of pumpkin, cranberries, apples and pomegranates.
Seasonal fruits and produce bring with them specific nourishment and nutrients that the human body requires at that time of year. Even though we can often get this produce from other parts of the world at other times of the year, it's the things that grow locally during each season that are the most beneficial for you health wise. This is why I like to create cocktails that incorporate those locally sourced and seasonal products.
Below you will find my recipes that make use of the seasonal flavors. Though not all are necessarily crafted specifically for Thanksgiving, most can be tweaked for Turkey Day events and celebrations by simply adding a holiday garnish or maybe a seasonal spice or two. Many can also be served heated and/or batched to enjoy as punch.
Have a great Thanksgiving season and don't hesitate to ask for suggestions on how to Thanksgiving up your cocktails.