Many people are facing scaled-back holiday celebrations this year, and we see this as a great opportunity to add a few new special touches to the day. These crisp fall cocktails and tasty food pairings will be sure to make your Thanksgiving memorable.
Apple Cider Mojitos
Mojito’s do not have to stop when summer does, a little apple cider turns this into the perfect fall refresher. Mint + cider may sound strange at first, but it ends up very refreshing. A small tip – to make it even more Autumnal, try rosemary or thyme instead of mint.
Cheese & charcuterie board, with that fresh taste, this would be great paired with an appetizer
Chips, crackers, and light dips (salsa, hummus, etc.)
Turkey dinner, the refreshing mint twist pairs well with poultry.
Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate
What is the Holiday season without hot chocolate? With this recipe, cinnamon sticks and a splash of bourbon will change the way you look at hot cocoa for good. We recommend enjoying this cocktail with dessert.
Best to stick with sweet treats for this recipe
Shortbread or sugar cookies
Apple Cider Sangria
Another spin on a summer drink, this spiced and sparkling punch made with apple cider, brandy, and a splash of Prosecco packs big flavor with fresh lemon, ginger, orange bitters, and sliced seasonal fruits.
Turkey dinner, the fresh fruits help this pair well with poultry
Spinach and artichoke dip
Fresh baked apple pie
Cinnamon sugar dusted doughnuts
Of course, the colder weather calls for a comforting hot cider. This spiked version is easy to make and budget-friendly to serve at holiday gatherings. The cider base can be prepared beforehand and refrigerated up to 2 days — when ready to heat, simply add the rum of your choice.
Appetizers, especially any with beef or pork
Pigs in a blanket
Bacon wrapped dates
Marinated or breaded mushrooms
We would love to know if you try any of these recipes, and what you think of them. Leave a comment below!