Angel’s Envy® 2015 Thanksgiving Pairings

We’re always thinking about new ways to drink Angel’s Envy®. In the past, we’ve created cocktail pairing guides around the fairly common theme of “here’s a type of food/here’s a cocktail” format. And that’s fine. It works. Now we’re going to try something different for Thanksgiving: a pairing guide for you, the brave soul preparing the family feast.

Preparing Turkey

Pre-Dinner Prep Cocktail

Getting everything together is a TON of work, and ensuring that everything comes out on time and stays warm can be a massive juggling act. You definitely deserve a drink to reward all your hard work. This festive take on a mule will definitely get you in the Thanksgiving spirit (and prepare you to face your extended family). The sherry promotes appetite, and the cranberry will get you in the mood for the meal to come.

November Mule
1½ parts ANGEL’S ENVY
2½ parts ginger beer
¾ part manzanilla sherry
½ part lemon juice
½ part fresh pressed cranberries (or 10 cranberries muddled)
¼ part simple syrup

Shake all ingredients together, strain into a copper mug and top with ginger beer.

The Feast

As the host, the last duty you want to get stuck with is making drinks for your guests. With the food to deal with and family to talk to, this is a great time to break out your punch bowl and enlist the help of someone capable of following a simple (and delicious) recipe.

Cider Envy Punch
2 bottles of ANGEL’S ENVY
1 quart apple cider
1 cup cinnamon syrup (or let a handful of cinnamon sticks in the punch)
1 cup lemon juice
½ oz. Angostura® Bitters

Combine all ingredients into a punch bowl and garnish with floating cranberries. Serves 15 to 20 guests.

Late-Night Nightcap

Against all odds, once your guests have left, the kitchen is clean and everyone else is asleep, you’re going to be hungry again—ravenous even. It defies all logic, but you’ll find yourself grazing over now-cold leftovers straight from the fridge. Luckily, we have the perfect, simple drink for this Thanksgiving ritual.

Classic Hot Toddy
2 parts ANGEL’S ENVY
2 tablespoons honey
½ part lemon juice
1 cup hot water
4 dashes Angostura® Bitters

Combine the first four ingredients into the bottom of a mug. Garnish with lemon or cinnamon stick (if you have one).
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