Thanksgiving Themed Cocktails

As another holiday comes our way, it’s time to find some festive cocktails for the occasion. Whether you’re heading to family for Turkey Day or your crew is joining you for Friendsgiving, having some fun drinks inspired by the season will definitely step up the celebration. CEO and President of Elegant Affairs, Andrea Correale has created four signature cocktails to pair with the all the food you’ll be gobbling down. These drinks will be perfect to toast to the good times with your loved ones.

As a celebrity caterer, Correale has catered events for clients such as Mariah Carey, P. Diddy, Jimmy Fallon and many others. She knows all the tips and tricks to make beautiful and delicious cocktails. The recipes for the Thanksgiving drinks are below.

Spiked Cinnamon Chai Latte

 

Ingredients

· 1 Cup Water

· 1 Cup Whole milk

· 2 lack tea bags

· 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger

· 5 cloves

· 5 cardamom pods (slightly crushed)

· 2 tablespoons sugar

· 2 tablespoons vodka

· 1 tablespoon bailey’s Irish cream

· 2 teaspoons cinnamon schnapps

Instructions: 

In a saucepan combine water, milk, tea bags, ginger, cloves and cardamom pods. Bring to a boil and stir continuously. Turn stove to low and add sugar. Keep stirring for 3-4 minutes until it’s a light brown color. Remove from heat and strain. Stir in vodka, baileys and cinnamon schnapps. Garnish with whipped cream, cinnamon and a cinnamon stick.

Green Apple Cider Spritzer

Ingredients 

· 3 oz. Lemon Lime Seltzer

· 1 oz. Spiced rum

· 3 oz. Apple Cider

· 1 oz. Green Apple Vodka

· Cinnamon Sugar

Instructions: 

Add cinnamon sugar, 1 oz. Spiced rum, 3 oz. Apple Cider and 1 oz. Green Apple Vodka to a glass. Stir until sugar has melted. Top off with 3 oz. lemon Lime Seltzer. Served in hallowed out apples and garnish with cinnamon stick.

Warm Harvest Cider

Ingredients

· 1 part Grey Goose L’Orange (orange-flavored vodka)

· ½ part orange brandy

· ½ part honey

· ¾ parts hot water

· ½ part fresh lemon juice

· ½ part orange juice

· Pinch star anise powder

· Apple Wedges for Garnish

· Cinnamon Sticks for Garnish

Instructions:

Combine the honey and hot water in a shaker, stir to dissolve honey. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Strain into glass, and garnish with apples and cinnamon sticks.

Hot Spiced Wine

Ingredients:

· 1 bottle of red wine such as Cabernet or Merlot

· 8 tablespoons brown sugar

· 1 orange peel

· 1grapefruit peel

· 10 cloves

· Star Anise for Garnish

· 2 cinnamon sticks, plus 4 to garnish

Instructions: Combine wine with sugar in a large pot over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Add orange and grapefruit peels, cloves and cinnamon sticks. Heat for 20 minutes, but do not let wine boil. Strain wine through a fine sieve and let cool. Serve garnished with cinnamon sticks.

Happy Thanksgiving all!

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