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Mixed drinks for Thanksgiving--ideas?

Janie Nov 17, 2004 10:08 PM

Need some ideas for a special mixed drink for my thanksgiving guests--no egg nog--something with perhaps rum in it though.....any suggestions? Thanks!

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    Carb Lover Nov 17, 2004 11:43 PM

    How about pomegranate martinis using that POM juice w/ some seeds sprinkled in for garnish? Don't have a recipe, but I think I may have seen Bobby Flay do this once on his show...

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    1. re: Carb Lover
      deibu Nov 18, 2004 08:36 AM

      I just looked it up... Here's a link

      Link: http://www.foodtv.com/food/cda/recipe...

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        hana Nov 18, 2004 01:34 PM

        POM and Prosecco. . .light and refreshing

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      lucia Nov 18, 2004 08:54 AM

      Wild Turkey and ginger beer.

      Hot cider with rum.

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        julesrules Nov 18, 2004 10:13 AM

        Something with Frangelico?

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          Neta Nov 18, 2004 10:37 AM

          How about a "Hot Apple Pie?"

          1 quart apple cider
          3 to 4 cloves
          5 ounces Tuaca
          Freshly whipped cream
          Dusting of cinnamon

          Bring apple cider and cloves just to the boiling point using a medium saucepan. Pour 1 1/4 oz of Tuaca into heat proof glasses (long stem preferred). Using a strainer, pour the cider into the glass leaving about a 1/2 " space at the top of glass. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon.
          Makes four servings.

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            Wisco Nov 18, 2004 01:06 PM

            I haven't seen it yet, but I hear that this month's issue of Bon Appetit has a recipe for Cranberry daquiris. If not too sweet, they might be really good.

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              Caitlin Wheeler Nov 18, 2004 03:33 PM

              I happen to love Manhattans in the fall -- I've seen a version made with a spiced crabapple instead of a cherry, and it's good and very holidayish. For something lighter, Audrey Saunders of the Bemelmans Bar in New York has devised a drink that is wine based but very autumnal. A link to the recipe is below.

              Link: http://www.newyorkmetro.com/nightlife...

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                kc girl Nov 19, 2004 10:01 AM

                I like to mix over ice Captain Morgan rum with some good homemade white rice Horchata with fresh cinnamon.

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                  pam Nov 19, 2004 09:53 PM

                  I have a good recipe and easy too. 1 can of oj,1 can of pineapple juice, coconut rum or white rum to your taste, and genadine from the liquior store. mix in gallon jug keeps for weeks.

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