2 more days ladies! 2 more days to get your grocery shopping done. 2 more days to get the house together for all those folks coming over. 2 more days to figure out the menu. In Getting Ready for Turkey Day (pt.1) I had no plans to do this series but it seems to be very easy to write up and update, so I figured let’s do number 3. Part one was about the best part of any meal…Dessert. Getting ready for Turkey Day (pt. 2) was about the sides. Today is about washing it down with…Beverages!
Now there is one must haves at any respectable black family holiday table. The first is Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider. Now that they come in new flavors like Sparkling Apple-Pomegranate, Sparkling Apple-Mango, Sparkling Apple-Raspberry , and even Sparkling Apple-Pear how could you go wrong. The kids will love the fizzy juice and the non-drinking adults will love the change of pace. To make it festive just dress up the drinks with a strawberries on the bottom of the glass or on the rim.
Here is another kid friendly drink idea. While everyone is having coffee and tea the kids can have hot chocolate or hot apple cider. Stick a candy cane in the hot chocolate to dress it up and a cinnamon stick for the cider.
Why am I talking about drinks? Well, one it’s on my to do list from mom and two, the holiday drinks at McDonald and Starbucks are baaackkkk!!! I love the peppermint hot chocolate from McDonald’s. OMG!!! I need one right now just thinking about it. And all the pumpkin drinks at Starbucks are too die for. YUMMMYY!!!
This is not a cooking blog but a book blog so let me introduce to you a cook book with some great drink ideas in it. Cocktails: A Complete Guide by Jenni Davis says it all. This is a book for the adult drinks.
Impress your guests; mix with the best; pass the bartender’s test with flying colors! Learn how to set up your own home bar with this practical guide, featuring the top 150 cocktails in the world. Discover the art of making the perect cocktail, from an American Beauty to a Zombie, via Martinis, Margaritas, and Mai Tai. Every recipe is illustrated with a fabulous color photograph and features information on its origins, cost, level of difficulty, and suggested twists and variations. Pink Elephants, Red Clouds, and White Russians; apertifs and digestifs; long drinks, fruity delights, and party perfects—this book has them all.
So if you want to really impress your Thanksgiving dinner guest from the beginning to the end upgrade from the juice and soda.
P.S. Being the drunk at the dinner table is not sexy at all. And don’t drink and drive.
Cheers! Mocha Girl Alysia
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