Thanksgiving Day is a special day to celebrate the things you are thankful for and spend time with your loved ones. Why not make everything about a special day extra special? Instead of serving your guests the usual water, milk, or soda try out these recipes to give your Thanksgiving Dinner guests something special.
Hot Cranberry Punch is delicious way to warm up after coming in from the cold. This recipe will serve about 20 guests.
* 2 cups sugar
* 1 cup water
* ¾ cup lemon juice
* 4 cups cranberry juice
* 4 cups pineapple juice
* ½ tsp. cinnamon
* ½ tsp. ginger
* Lemon slices
Boil water and sugar on medium heat for 10 minutes. Add lemon, cranberry, pineapple juice, cinnamon and ginger. Heat until just boiling. Let cool a bit and add to punch bowl. Garnish with lemon.
OceanSpray.com suggests a Cranberry Festive Sparkler. A perfect drink to cool off after a good game of football in the backyard. This recipe makes one drink so you can make them as ordered or you can multiply the recipe to make a large pitcher.
*8 ounces Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice Drink, any flavor, chilled
*2 ounces sparkling water
*Lime wedge, garnish
Fill a tall glass with ice. Add cranberry juice drink. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Cran-Ginger Punch is always a hit with kids and grown-ups alike. This recipe makes one serving. Be sure to multiply the recipe for how many people you are serving.
* 2 oz cranberry juice
* 2 oz ginger ale
* 1/2 oz lemon juice
* 1 oz orange juice
* lemon and orange slices for garnish
Pour the juices into a collins glass half filled with ice cubes and top with the ginger ale. Garnish with orange and lemon slices.
Although this drink is only for the over 21 crowd, a Cherry Blossom Tini is a simple and delicious drink to make and offer your guests.
* 2 1/4 parts Gekkeikan Sake
* 3/4 part Cointreau®
* 3/4 part cranberry juice
* 1/4 part fresh lime juice
* 2 dashes orange bitters
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. be sure to enjoy responsibly.