Help, I’m hosting Thanksgiving! If that’s going through your mind right now, please don’t panic. While it’s true that the biggest food holiday of the year can be tough on the cook — the shopping, the chopping, the dishes — we’re making things a little easier on you by offering creative ideas and practical tips. Start your planning here, with frequently asked Turkey Day questions answered by local experts.
Q to Little Bitte: I’d like to serve a festive cocktail. Do you have any ideas? And can you suggest something that can be made in advance so I don’t have to make drinks while cooking?
1.5 ounces Vodka
.5 ounce St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur
2 ounces fresh apple cider
Crystallized ginger for garnish
Combine all ingredients and shake vigorously with ice for 10 seconds. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with crystallized ginger if desired.( Makes 1 cocktail)
AUTUMN LEAVES (BATCH METHOD)
18 ounces vodka
6 ounces St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur
30 ounces fresh cider
Crystallized ginger for garnish (optional)
Pour vodka, pear liqueur and fresh cider in a nonabsorbent vessel, stir and chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours. Serve up or over ice, garnished with crystallized ginger.