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Give Thanks — or Gifts — With a Cranberry Cocktail

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

This was a recent conversation with my daughter, “Shirley Temple”:

Shirley: I wonder what present I’m going to get for Thanksgiving?

me: Oh, you don’t get presents on Thanksgiving, you give thanks.

Shirley: Yes, I’ll give thanks for the present I get.

Well.  In that case, I’ll give thanks to those creating delicious cocktails, because I always welcome those gifts.

Here is one that fits the Thanksgiving theme; although I wasn’t planning on posting another “pie” cocktail, it was my favorite among the cranberry recipes. I confess that I was not crazy about the crushed graham cracker rim, but my husband thought it was fine.  Try a half-rim and decide if you like it.

Cranberry Pie

1 ¾ oz rum
1 oz apple cider (I used local Spire Apple Cider)
¾ oz cranberry juice (I used 100% cranberry)
½ oz lime juice
¾ oz simple syrup
3 cranberries and crushed graham crackers to garnish (optional)

Add ice, rum, juices and syrup to a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass rimmed with crushed graham crackers. Add apple cider and stir gently. Garnish with three skewered cranberries and serve.

Lift this drink with one hand and pull the wishbone with the other – that’s a happy Thanksgiving.

Cheers, ICE