Thanksgiving is a few days away! Time for family, friends and tons of food! Since we’ll all be spending the day eating (and drinking) our faces off, I decided a few cocktails on the lighter side might be in order.
These cocktails all have one thing in common: Saint Germain. If you don’t own it, get it. It’s a light lychee/pear liqueur that goes well with so many wines, liquors, and champagnes. It’s super light and will be refreshing with all of the heavy holiday food.
I opted for simple recipes this time so you’re free to wrangle the turkey, extinguish the flames in the oven, and maybe even impress the in-laws. Hey, it may help you stay sane too.
So, happy Thanksgiving – let’s make it a great one this year!!
-Miriam Zelinsky, Official Lazyjack
1) Cucumber/Mint Champagne
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add:
3/4 champagne or prosecco
A few mint leaves
A few slices of cucumber
Top it all off with a splash of Saint Germain - a little goes a long way!
2) The Saint Germain cocktail
Fill a highball glass with ice, and add:
2 parts champagne or prosecco
1 part Saint Germain
2 parts club soda
Garnish with a lemon twist
Note: the above recipe also works with a nice white wine like a Sauvignon Blanc!
3) Or, I’d just skip the club soda and put the prosecco/champagne with Saint Germain in a champagne flute.
4) Sparkling Lychee:
In a champagne flute:
Add a lychee fruit
Fill the glass with champagne/prosecco
Top off with Saint Germain