i should be mopping the floor: The Perfect Thanksgiving Drink #thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Perfect Thanksgiving Drink #thanksgiving

Looking for an easy Thanksgiving drink recipe to wow your guests?
This Thanksgiving cocktail is the perfect choice!

An easy holiday cocktail {with a non-alcoholic version, too}. Impress your guests without much fuss! Only three ingredients.
I served this little number last night to my Hot Glue Hotties craft group and it was a HIT! Several ladies asked me for the recipe...a bunch of us plan to serve it on Thanksgiving day {and reap the love from our families who drink it}.

It's gooooood. {And easy}




You'll need: 
  • for the non-alcoholic version, 1 bottle of Martinelli's Sparkling Cider; for the alcoholic version, 1 bottle sparkling wine {pick your fave}
  • 1 3-liter bottle of Sprite
  • 2 cans of cranberry juice concentrate
  • extras to make it fun and festive: I used real cranberries and star-shaped ice cubes {which took me the whole weekend to make since I only had one star-shaped ice cube tray...LOL!}



An easy holiday cocktail {with a non-alcoholic version, too}. Impress your guests without much fuss! Only three ingredients.
Mix it all together and enjoy the fabulousness!


An easy holiday cocktail {with a non-alcoholic version, too}. Impress your guests without much fuss! Only three ingredients.


{i linky-party here}

44 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy and refreshing! :)
    Thanks!
    Kelly

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  2. I'm very excited about this!! Can't wait to try it at thanksgiving for sure!!!! good for xmas too!

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  3. PS - i just shared a link to this post on my fb page.

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  4. Where'd you get your drink server...one of those would be nice to have!

    Bobi

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  5. This looks delicious I might give this a try as well!

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  6. Thanks for a great recipe, going to make this for Christmas!
    Jenna

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  7. Yummy!! I'm going to make this for Thanksgiving. My family will love it!!

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  8. Easy recipe that looks festive and tasty.- pinned it. Thanks!

    (Btw- found you through Lil' Luna's link up.)

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  9. Drinks are so neglected on menus - I love this! I'd love for you to share this at Tuesday's Table for the Holidays - http://zentmrs.blogspot.com/2012/11/tuesdays-table-time-for-holidays.html

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  10. That looks delicious! I'm looking for some different drink recipes for thanksgiving, so I'm so glad to have found this! Thanks!

    Melissa @ The Alchemist

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  11. oh yum! That looks SO refreshing... I could use a glass of it right now :o) I came over from ginger snap crafts to invite you to join my month long Thanksgiving link party. It will be open for one more week, with fabulous features on Thanksgiving day! I would love for you to join us!
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/11/some-fall-baking-tasteful-tuesday-party.html

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  12. This looks delicious and I'm always looking for a great holiday drink. I would love it if you'd share it over at Real Housemoms for Fabulous Fridays!

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  13. Looks pretty and sounds delicious!

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  14. I love love cranberry and sprite so I KNOW that this is good! Thanks for sharing. Pinned.

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  15. I think this will be a hit with my family. Gonna try it next weekend!

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  16. Love this! Definitely going to try! Thanks! www.thefancyyanceys.blogspot.com

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  17. Your photography is beautiful Kristi! This is very close to the exact recipe we make at Christmas and it is SOOOO good! Sharing on Facebook today and featuring! Thanks Kristi!

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  18. I just featured your delicious recipe in my Thanksgiving round up post! Thank you so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  19. Featuring tonight at the party Kristi! Yup...again!

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  20. This sounds good! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Yum! Thanks for the recipe. Cheers.

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  22. Brilliant! looks light and refreshing, the perfect match to a rich Thanksgiving dinner! Thank You for sharing, came to visit you from Say not Sweet Anne's party. Thanks for sharing Kristi.

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  23. Perfect! I am pregnant and love a little something that feels like a cocktail every now and then. Definitely making this for the holidays. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Oooooo.... I love this! You can never go wrong with a little champagne in my book. ;)
    Thank you so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week! Pinned!

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  25. yum!! that sounds really refreshing!! I love your first photo too!! WOW!! I've featured this today on my blog. Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations... I've shared about the round up on all my social media.. id love a retweet, share or repin :o) EMily

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  26. What a pretty red cocktail. Looks fabulous and cranberry juice is one of my faves. Thanks for sharing, Kristi.

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  27. Did mean a 2 liter bottle of sprite?

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    1. I was wondering the same thing......

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    2. It's actually a 3-liter...I think what is pictured is a two, but it is indeed a 3. :)

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  28. You could freeze the cranberries before you add them and they could keep it cold without even adding ice

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  29. I'm going to make this for thanksgiving thank you it does sound good.

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  30. Just wondering with cranberry juice do you add the recommended water or just put the cranberry in with no water?

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    1. I just use the straight concentrate! No water at all. :)

      Hope you enjoy. Have a lovely Thanksgiving!! ;)

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    2. How much do I need for 30 people?

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    3. Betty, I would do three bathes...just to be safe.

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  31. Could you use sparkling white grape juice instead of the cider?

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    1. I'm sure you could...but the apple is there to give it the Thanksgiving flavor spin. Not sure white grape would have the same effect?

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    2. Sorry...I thought I was replying on the apple drink...I think that would be fine.

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  32. Hi! I'm really wanting to make this drink for my Thanksgiving guests, but unfortunately cannot find frozen cranberry concentrate anywhere! I've literally searched the city. Should I use a blend? I've found apple cranberry frozen concentrate. Or should I just use non-frozen cranberry juice from concentrate, and if so, how much? Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated. Thank you. :)

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    1. I think the apple cranberry would be AWESOME!! I would go for it and try that. In my local area, the Walmarts carry the Cranberry one.

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  33. I couldn't find the cranberry concentrate either, I bought cranberry juice cocktail, is that ok and how much? Thanks so much

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    1. I would play with it and see if you like the taste. You can start with two cups and add more from there as you need to.

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  34. How many ounces is the cranberry concentrate container? Haven't tried to find it yet.

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