Thanksgiving Is More than About the Main Course!!
I recently visited the website thekitchn.com to get some ideas for Thanksgiving food, beverages and it got me to thinking that with a little forethought, one can probably dig around to find the right wine or the right dessert.
Granted that the holiday is almost here, there’s still time for you to hit the market or specialty store to pick up some items to take your holiday meal up a notch (or contact a guest and request that they bring something)
1) Check out the list of wines that thekitchn.com lists as compatible with turkey!
It’s an extensive list and don’t forget that sparkling wines– particularly prosecco– would be a great choice. Also while I love pinot noirs, I might suggest trying a Rioja wine from Spain as something unusual. It’s definitely worth a try.
Another drink you might want to add to the menu is 10 Cane Rum in a variety of presentations. Here’s my favorite!
Spiced Apple Martini
2½ oz. 10 Cane Rum
2 oz. Apple Juice
Splash of Amaretto
2 Pinches Ground Cinnamon
Cinnamon/Superfine Sugar mixture
Optional Garnish: Cinnamon Stick
In a mixing glass, add 10 Cane, apple juice,
Amaretto, ground cinnamon, and ice cubes.
Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass rimmed with superfine sugar
and ground cinnamon.
Garnish with cinnamon stick, if desired.
Or try something really different: Domaine de Canton– a nifty ginger liqueur which will spark appetites.
White Orchid– simple, elegant and quite chic.
2 oz Ketel One Citroen
1 1/2 oz Domaine de Canton
Splash of White Cranberry Juice
Squeeze of Lime
It’s simple: pour into a shaker (and keep on shaking) or over the rocks. Swiftly put together, it’s great because it has flavors that complement and contrast the Thanksgiving menu. Available at One Sunset.