A Boozy Thanksgiving

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A Boozy Thanksgiving

Photo by Meredith Marcus

As much as we love spending time with our families, a cocktail (or three) never hurts during the holiday season. Each recipe incorporates ingredients every Thanksgiving table already has, so there is finally a boozy reason to enjoy that canned cranberry stuff!

Cranberry Champagne Chiller

Photo by Meredith Marcus

Photo by Meredith Marcus

Servings: 1

Ingredients: 
1 oz. vodka
.5 oz. Triple Sec
.5 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. canned cranberry sauce (or one spoonful)
1 oz. Champagne
1 lemon slice for decoration

Combine vodka, Triple Sec, lemon juice and cranberry sauce in a martini shaker. Shake for 20 seconds or until smooth. Strain into glass and top with Champagne.

Boozy Cinnamon Apple Cider

Photo by Meredith Marcus

Photo by Meredith Marcus

Servings: 1

Ingredients: 
Apple cider
1 oz. Fireball
1 cinnamon stick for garnish

Microwave one glass of apple cider in a microwavable mug until warm. Add Fireball shot and add cinnamon stick for garnish.

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Photo by Meredith Marcus

Photo by Meredith Marcus

Servings: 1

Ingredients:
2 oz. of spiced rum (Captain Morgan)
4 oz. Mothers Pumpkin Spice Cream Liqueur
2 spoonfuls of pumpkin pie leftovers
1 tsp. of cinnamon
Crushed graham crackers for lining the glass

Combine spiced rum, pumpkin liqueur and pumpkin pie in a martini shaker. Shake for 30 seconds or until smooth. Line martini glass by dipping rim in water and then into crushed graham crackers. Strain martini into the martini glass and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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