Thanksgiving is the holiday that gathers family and friends for a day of feasting and giving thanks. Much planning goes in to the preparation of Thanksgiving dinner, but what about the beverage menu? Below are delicious recipes to add to your menu this season.
Cranberry Thanksgiving Punch
- 2 bottles of chilled cranberry juice
- 2 containers of lemonade or orange juice concentrate
- 1 bottle of Syfo Seltzer or Syfo Tangerine-Orange Sparkling Water
Mix all of the ingredients right before serving. For an extra flavor boost, you can try a cranberry juice blend such as cranberry apple, cranberry blueberry or cranberry grape.
Acknowledgement: Based on a recipe idea from punchbowl.com.
Orange, Rosewater, and Mint Sparkler
- 1/4 cup mint leaves (about 25 leaves), loosely packed and removed from their stems
- 6 ounces (3/4 cup) fresh orange juice (from 2 medium oranges)
- 2 drops rosewater
- 6 ounces (3/4 cup) Syfo Original Seltzer
Muddle the mint leaves gently in a mixing glass. Add orange juice, rosewater, and seltzer, stir gently to combine. Pour the sparkling orange juice mixture into two ice-filled Old Fashioned glasses and serve immediately.
Acknowledgement: Photo and recipe from seriouseats.com
Pear Rosemary Cocktail
- 6 to 10 pears
- 12-16 fresh rosemary sprigs
- 1 ½ cups of pear nectar
- 4 cups of Syfo Peach- Pear Sparkling Water
To prepare pear infused vodka, place pears in a large 48 ounce jar to fill. Pour vodka over the pears to fill, then seal the jar. Allow the pear- vodka mix to sit at room temperature for about 2 weeks (Hint: if infusing your own vodka isn’t your style, pear vodka such as Absolut can be found at most stores).
To make your simple syrup, heat sugar and 1 cup of water in a saucepan over medium to high heat, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add rosemary springs and remove from heat. Allow the mixture to cool for 30 minutes. Remove the rosemary sprigs and continue to cool the mixture completely.
Fill glasses with ice. Combine 2 ounces of vodka, 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of simple syrup, and 1.5 ounces of pear nectar. Top with ½ cup of Syfo Peach- Pear Sparkling Water and garnish with rosemary springs.
Acknowledgement: Photo and recipe from marthastewart.com
Thanksgiving Brunch Tonic
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of water
- 4 fresh rosemary sprigs
- 4 cups of chilled cranberry juice cocktail
- 2 cups of fresh orange juice (use about 6 oranges)
- 3 cups of chilled Syfo Original Seltzer
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Add rosemary; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour sugar syrup into a bowl; cover and refrigerate overnight.
Uncover sugar syrup; remove and discard rosemary sprigs. Combine the sugar syrup, juices, and soda in a large pitcher. Serve immediately over ice.
Acknowledgement: Photo and recipe from myrecipes.com
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