When those autumn guests come knocking on your door, be ready with a non traditional drink for them to enjoy. These drink ideas will go nicely with a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal, too.
Apple Cider is a great drink for guests of any age. To make Apple Cider, you will need one gallon of apple juice, one gallon of apple cider, three cups of sugar and eight cinnamon sticks.
In a large pan, mix the apple juice, the apple cider, the sugar and cinnamon. Bring the mix to a roaring boil and remove from heat. Let the Apple Cider cool completely. An additional bonus to this recipe is your whole house will smell of Apple Cider, which can be a warm and inviting smell for your guests.
Pumpkin Milkshakes (adult & kid versions)
A fun drink for adults is a Pumpkin Milkshake. You will need: 2 oz Dark Rum, 1 (12 oz.) can Pumpkin, 1 pint Vanilla Ice Cream (slightly softened), 4 cups of milk (skim recommended), 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg and Whipped Topping.
In a blender, add the pumpkin, ice cream, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and dark rum. Blend until mixture is smooth, then serve with a little whipped cream on top. Make kid friendly Pumpkin Milkshakes by skipping the dark rum.
While it might be tempting to offer your guests a wide variety of drink choices, you can cut your expenses by offering your guests something new, fun and pleasing to their taste buds.
Other drink ideas for the Thanksgiving Day meal is red and white wine. It’s recommended you have both wines on hand, as not everyone has the same taste in wine. Other possible drink ideas for Thanksgiving Day are apple or cranberry juices.
Other drink ideas for Autumn days and activities are hot chocolate, coffee and tea. These are quick ideas for those unexpected guests, that cold day at a football game or pumpkin patch.
Don’t forget to offer your guests water. Many people are trying to cut calories and don’t want to offend the host. Giving your guests the option of water will ensure everyone has a drink they enjoy and truly want.