A Thanksgiving Cocktail to be Thankful For!

Thanksgiving cocktail, apricot brandy, gin,

We are all trying to wind down work commitments as we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, but there are many things we all have to be thankful for — being together with our families, that we are not certain notorious people on the planet right now, and that we have less momentous decisions ahead of us than other people, just to name a few.

A good “problem” to have is to decide what beverages to serve to our guests with the turkey and stuffing, or whatever dishes are traditional for your family.  One question some people have is what wine or cocktail goes best with your Thanksgiving bird.  There is plenty of debate over whether it should be a sweeter white wine, like a Riesling, or whether the newly-released Beaujolais Nouveau, a light, fruity red wine, is better.

If you’re not a wine aficionado, and are looking for something more in the cocktail family, I’ve got just the right one. I guarantee your Thanksgiving guests will gobble these down!

Thanksgiving Special

3/4 ounce apricot liqueur
3/4 ounce dry gin
3/4 dry vermouth
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice

1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Add apricot liqueur, gin, vermouth, and lemon juice.
3. Shake.
4. Strain into a cocktail glass.
5. Serve with a cherry

Enjoy!

Suzi Parker is an Arkansas-based political and cultural journalist and author of “Sex in the South: Unbuckling the Bible Belt” and “1000 Best Bartender’s Recipes.” She writes frequently for Reuters, TakePart, and numerous other publications. Follow her on Twitter at @SuziParker.

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