Thanksgiving Bar Menu: Cocktails For The Turkey Holiday
"Gobble til you wobble" is a common, and funny phrase for one of the tastiest holidays of the year. As we all prepare to give thanks, gather with family and friends, and eat delicious food, I wanted to remind you all not to forget about the drinks! Drinks add color, spice, and a gorgeous variety to your table setting while also leaving a smile on your company's face when they taste a delicious cocktail or a perfectly paired wine with the meal.
For the beer drinkers out there, choosing a beer to pair with a turkey dinner can be relatively easy, as craft breweries everywhere commonly offer an autumn brew, which often have a fruity and spice filled taste that pairs well with the holiday meal. For example, Sierra Nevada's fall pack includes four beer varieties; the Pale Ale, the Hoppy Wheat IPA, the Vienna lager, and the Tumbler autumn brown Ale. If in doubt, go with the Pale Ale, its a classic and an easy crowd pleaser for any beer lover.
Want to make your beer bottles a little more fun? Try adding these adorable labels to the bottles! "Gobble til you wobble" and "Goes well with turkey and difficult relatives" will be a sure way to bring a laugh or ease tense moments at the dinner table if need be.
A common drink to pair with a Thanksgiving meal is wine. For the red wine drinkers, we recommend a Pinot Noir. Pinot Noirs are a low tannin wine, allowing the wine to pair well with the flavors and spices of a traditional Thanksgiving meal. For a local wine to try this season, we recommend the New Clairvaux Winery, located in Vina, CA. You can purchase some of their wines here.
If you are more of a white wine drinker, a Sauvignon Blanc or a Riesling are great light options. The natural, herb-like flavors these two wines contain go perfectly with mashed potatoes and stuffing. We recommend a crowd favorite, the Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc.
Again, if you would like to add a little charm to your drink or your table setting, try adding these adorable wine glass charms. And the best part? These charms do not require wine glass stems! They can be added to stemless glasses too.
For a sophisticated drink option, consider this gin and apricot drink by The Spruce, cleverly called The Thanksgiving Cocktail.
Or if you have a whiskey drinker at the table, try Martha Stewart's Maple Manhattan drink recipe. The sweet maple syrup mixed with the whiskey will be a delicious addition.
Then, for the final touch that is the easiest of them all, add a festive cocktail napkin with each drink. These festive little numbers will not only look fabulous under the wine glass, the whiskey cup, or the children's apple cider, but they will serve well for any spills or mishaps. These are a fun way to include the non-alcohol drinkers to the party also.
As I leave you now to plan our own Thanksgiving drink menu, we hope you have a wonderful holiday, filled with love, laughter, and delicious food that we can be oh-so-thankful for. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving!
-The Rollin' Bar