One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor... Some of us handle tequila better than others, and I have friends who swear that it's the drink that does them in. They can handle anything but tequila! That seems odd to me, but I've always loved tequila and felt the opposite, so I just don't have that experience.
My friends all know that if I could just drink my food, I would, and often do. I much prefer drinking to eating and am constantly finding new favorites. My current favorite is a lemon loaf Tazo tea with a bit of stevia and heavy cream. It's delightful, but I do recommend two teabags. My favorite cocktail is much simpler--just some pineapple juice with vodka in it. It's popular in Spain, where I taught for a semester, and I've always carried it with me, although I'll try almost any cocktail once.
If you haven't watched Iliza Schlesinger's bit about mermaids, you must; you'll die laughing. Then you can skip being a mermaid and just buy these mermaid tail cocktail glasses instead. The wine glasses are actually glasses within glasses, as you can see, because setting your mermaid tail in an upright position from which to drink would be super awkward and likely spill.
I don't know why people use "vanilla" to describe boring things. It's my all-time temptress flavor. I'll succumb to vanilla Oreos far sooner than the chocolate ones, and don't even get me started on Nilla Wafers! Did you know that there's a martini mde with Nilla Wafers? It's really just amaretto and vanilla vodka, but could you imagine lining your glass with wafter crumbs? Mmmm... It supposedly tastes just like Nilla Wafers.
Gravy fat and turkey stock in a cocktail? Gin with celery syrup and cilantro? Ugh, I can't stand cilantro (the soap herb!) and I didn't even know there was a such thing as celery syrup. These surprise ingredients are supposedly the makers of exquisite cocktails that only sound weird and gross and terrible but are actually amazing and enjoyable.
If you've ever remarked that there should be a cocktail machine similar to your Keurig for brewing up drinks instead of coffee, tea or cocoa, you're in luck. The Drinkworks Home Bar is now at your service, offering a range of beers and cocktails for all of your single-serve needs. If you're wondering whether or not each pod is totally comprehensive, containing every ingredient for the cocktail of your choice... the answer is yes! Everything is pre-measured, with premium ingredients in each pot. Want a margarita? Pop the pod in.
Dorito cocktails? Yes, they are a thing, just as just about everything is a thing these days. Hey, if it works for tacos, right? No... that's really not how this works. But this milky Dorito cocktail is just one example of a creative bartender rising to the challenge. And while this nacho cocktail isn't exactly the same thing, you could still make it with Doritos, too.
If you make your own cranberry sauce, more power to you: I like it store-bought and homemade for different reasons, and both can be used after the holiday for everything from quesadilla sauce (seriously, turkey quesadillas are amazing) to, of course, cocktails!
This is one of the best ways to create cocktails for your holiday events: use the ingredients you already have on hand for the meal! It's a great way to cut down on spending and waste while still managing to get a few great cocktails on the menu. From cranberries to apple cider, butternut squash (for real!) to lemons and limes, there are several items you will probably already have on hand that will make excellent drinks for Thanksgiving.