Happy Blogsgiving! What is that, you say? It’s a pre-Thanksgiving blogging event that takes place this week. I am honored to participate. I am certain you will enjoy meeting the other bloggers and love the great recipes they are sharing, so be sure to read down to the end of the page. Now…on to the cocktail!
This cocktail is so simple it is almost criminal…seriously, S-I-M-P-L-E. This is mainly because the liqueur of choice is The Brothers Vilgalys’ wonderful elixir, Krupnikas Spiced Honey Liqueur. It has become the Thanksgiving cocktail of choice in our family since we discovered it two years ago. It has all of the flavors of fall and packs enough punch to make you forget any drama that may happen around the Thanksgiving table when the whole family comes together. Trust me, this…I know.
If you don’t have access to Krupnikas (I am so sorry), you could use vodka and spiced honey simple syrup. The key to using these ingredients is steeping the spices in the honey simple syrup for a long time. You want the spices to be bold in this cocktail. After all, it’s Thanksgiving—the holiday celebrated with cinnamon, clove, ginger, and nutmeg. Cheers!
3 oz. Fentimans Ginger Beer (or any other strong, full-bodied brew)
1 1/2 oz. Krupnikas Spiced Honey Liqueur
1 lime wedge
Place the Krupnikas Honey Liqueur and lime wedge into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Strain into a glass filled with ice and add the ginger beer. Stir gently and garnish with a slice of lime.
Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and delicious food. Luckily, the food blogging community is all about these things as well. To celebrate the holiday, Meghan from Cake ‘n’ Knife and Susannah from Feast + West are hosting Blogsgiving Dinner. There are 20 awesome blogs sharing 52 recipes
The idea is based on the old-fashioned progressive dinner party, in which you’d eat each course at a different guest’s home. Each blogger is bringing one or more dishes to the party on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of this week, so be sure to stop by each one and get some ideas for your own Thanksgiving meal. Today’s courses include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and soup.
We’ll be posting to social media with the hashtag #blogsgivingdinner. Hope you can join us!
Blogsgiving Progressive Dinner Menu
Monday, Nov. 10
Carolina Apple Sidecar from Think Fruitful
Bourbon Cranberry Lemonade Fizz from bethcakes
Krupnikas Ginger from I Cook. I Eat. It’s Life.
Cured Meat Platter from Wit Wisdom and Food
Baked Camembert with Cranberry Walnut Crust from Cake ‘n’ Knife
Brandied Grapes with Cheese from Glamour Girl Gourmet
Shrimp Sweet Potato Mousseline from Home at Six
Cranberry Goat Cheese and Butternut Squash Crostini from The Wetherills Say I Do
Maple Pecan Baked Brie from My Cooking Spot
Sassy Salmon Dip from Betty Becca
Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney from The Speckled Palate
Butternut Squash Crostini from Chez CateyLou
Gluten Free Holiday Cheese Board from Twin Stripe
Butternut Squash Soup with Cornbread Croutons from Club Narwhal
Creamy Wild Rice Soup from Hello Little Home
Pumpkin Soup with Bacon Roasted Chickpeas from Feast + West