While I'm a fan of the classic margarita most days, during November, I like to enjoy its Thanksgiving-themed cousin, the cranberry margarita. It's surprising how much the addition of cranberry juice changes the flavor of the tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice cocktail. It's festive, familiar, but potent with a rich autumnal hue. Shake and serve straight up, or pour over ice, like I did. To check out the recipe, which is perfect for a party, read more
The holiday is a time for festive lights, edible gifts, seasonal music, and, of course, fabulous parties. This time of year, it's impossible to know who may stop by my apartment on the way home from Christmas shopping or before a spirited Saturday on the town, so have the provisions on hand to throw together a quick, snackable spread. Here are 10 ingredients essential to hosting an impromptu evening of holiday entertaining.
After declaring I'd discovered the perfect Fall cocktail, I was worried I'd have nothing to look forward to. But, surprisingly, my success had the opposite effect: I was inspired to go in search of other tipples that glorify the season's bounty.
Right now, it's impossible to wander the farmers market without being smitten with frosty jugs of freshly pressed apple cider. The apple cidercar — a riff on the time-honored sidecar cocktail — is a fun way to incorporate Autumn's quintessential beverage into a spirited libation. Check out the recipe when you read more.
While you want Thanksgiving tipples to be memorable and festive, make sure to keep them accessible enough for the whole family (including your less-than-experimental sister-in-law). One way I like to approach this is by placing a contemporary twist on an otherwise standby cocktail.
Much like a pear essence cosmopolitan mellows out the cosmo, here, ginger and maple syrup add a Winter twist to the classic World War I-era sidecar. It won't rouse any raised eyebrows, but do prepare yourself for a table full of compliments. For a timeless cocktail with a hint of sugar and spice, read more.
Planning a Thanksgiving feast can be a daunting task, to say the least. First order of business is deciding on the menu. But where to start? To take the guesswork out of matters and get those creative juices flowing, we've curated six fabulous menus for you to choose from (and even mix and match). From a meatless vegetarian feast to a fast and easy dinner that doesn't skimp on flavor, here you'll find something for everyone.
Want to add some flair to the same old Thanksgiving dinner table? This year, channel your inner Southern belle and conjure up the romance of the Deep South with the likes of mint juleps, Carriage House biscuits, and whiskey bundt cake. Keep reading for more.
This unusual cocktail caught our attention because, unlike other cocktails, it's a sparkler that doesn't call for Champagne. Instead, it makes use of cognac and sparkling apple cider — and what could be more seasonal than that? The result is soft, aromatic, and complex, a surprising outcome for a cocktail with only three ingredients.
This drink's not heavy on the alcohol. If you feel so inclined, fortify it by replacing sparkling apple cider with hard cider instead. To pour your guests a glass this holiday, read more.
It should come as no surprise that we love Thanksgiving around here. With the amazing all-American holiday just around the corner, it's time to start planning that menu. While every family has its favorite go-to recipes full of love and tradition, mixing things up with a few of these delicious dishes will only help make this Thanksgiving the best yet. Be prepared to take away some novel inspiration after clicking through these 15 Thanksgiving recipes.
— Additional reporting by Susannah Chen
There are countless things to be grateful for, but let's face it: the best way to be thankful on Turkey Day is to kick back, bond, and have a drink (or three) with loved ones. To take Thanksgiving entertaining to the next level, match your courses with deserving wines, and start off with cocktail hour. Don't forget to refill your ice trays, because we've got 10 tipples that are guaranteed to be magnificent with your meal.
Just because Summer is long gone doesn't mean you have to stop enjoying sangria. Depending on the ingredients you employ, the wine-based punch can be sipped all year round. Instead of using warm-weather fruits like strawberries and peaches, this sangria is infused with Fall's most woody herb, sage. The recipe is simple, but the resulting drink is complex and earthy, perfect for sipping in front of a roaring fire. Honey adds a subtle sweetness and the sage makes this concoction an ideal pairing for any autumnal dinner. Want the easy recipe? Keep reading.