Jan 29 2011
When it comes to Thanksgiving celebrations, the primary focus will mostly be on the big turkey dinner. It would be helpful to preplan for the rest of the day too. This would be easier in case you could break it into the activities that are planned for the day. Here are some ‘mocktails’ (morning cocktail recipes) to try for the morning to kick in that festive feeling.
Orange Ginger Hot Chocolate
Orange zest and ginger add flavor to this Thanksgiving drink. Just mix 4 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of peeled and chopped fresh ginger, a quarter teaspoon vanilla essence and also the zest of half an orange in a food processor. Mix this well for a minute. Add 4 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa, blending well.
Warm a cup of milk and a half cup water separately. Add this slowly to the cocoa mixture, a tablespoon at a time until the cocoa grow to be thin. When it’s well combined, serve hot.
Put ice cubes in a glass and add 3 ounces every of apple juice and cranberry juice and an ounce of honey. Mix well utilizing a bar spoon. Pour this into a highball glass and garnish with a cherry on top.
Pour out 2 ounces of peach nectar into a champagne glass and top up with chilled sparkling cider poured in slowly. It looks and tastes extremely festive.
Mix a cup of ice, 4 ounces of pineapple juice and 2 ounces of coconut cream in a blender. Mix until it really is smooth, pour into a chilled glass and finish with an orange slice for garnish.
Spread some sunshine with this 1. Layer 2 ounces of orange juice, 2 ounces of grapefruit, 3 ounces of 7 Up along with a dash of cranberry juice, pouring slowly from the side of a glass for the layers to form. Finish with an orange slice for garnish.