Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Thanksgiving Cocktails: Fall Bellinis
This next Thanksgiving cocktail recipe couldn't be simpler: bellinis made with either apple cider or cranberry puree. I've been serving some iteration of this drink at Thanksgiving for the past few years. In part because it's a crowd pleaser, and also because it's easy for guests to make themselves (freeing me up to work on perfecting the art of getting each dish hot at the same time).
You hardly even need a recipe. Simply pour a tablespoon or two of apple cider (the thick, dark, natural kind) into a champagne flute and fill it the rest of the way with champagne or prosecco. For the cranberry, I usually just make a little extra cranberry sauce (or buy some already made) and puree about a cup's worth. Then, just spoon a little of the cranberry puree into the champagne flute and top with champagne.
A few more Thanksgiving cocktail ideas:
The Clove Club's Hendrick's and pear cocktail
Cider Rum Punch