Festive Thanksgiving Beverages
These recipes should only be viewed if you are of legal drinking age.

Make your Thanksgiving festivities even more festive with this selection of holiday inspired adult beverages.

Apple Pie

1 gallon apple juice
1 gallon apple cider
3 cups white sugar
8 cinnamon sticks
1 (750 ml) bottle of your favorite spirit (vodka, white rum, etc)

In a large pot, combine apple juice, apple cider, sugar and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let cool completely.

When juice mixture is cool, Stir in the alcohol.

Yield: 36 Servings!

Fried Wild Turkey

1 can or bottle (12 oz) lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
1 jigger (1.5 oz) bourbon whiskey
1 jigger (1.5 oz) hazelnut liqueur (Fra Anjelico for example)

Fill a tall glass with ice. Fill to 3/4 with lemon-lime soda. Pour in Wild Turkey whiskey and hazelnut liqueur.

Yield: 1 Serving, but can easily be multiplied to include your friends.

Hot Spiked Cider

1 qt water
3 orange spice tea bags
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 cups apple cider
1 1/2 cups light rum
8 cinnamon sticks
3 tsps butter

Pour water into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and toss in the orange spice tea bags. Cover and let steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and stir in sugar, apple cider, rum, and 2 of the cinnamon sticks. Heat just to steaming - do not boil.

Ladle hot cider into 6 mugs and drop 1/2 teaspoon butter into each. Garnish with a cinnamon "swizzle" stick.

Yield: 6 Servings

Thanksgiving Turkey

1 jigger (1.5 oz) bourbon whiskey
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tsp frozen lemonade concentrate
1 tsp frozen limeade concentrate
1/3 cup ginger ale

Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour in the bourbon whiskey, orange juice, lemonade concentrate and limeade concentrate. Fill to the top with ginger ale. Stir and serve.

Yield: 1 Serving, but easily doubled or tripled