Thanksgiving here in the USA is just over a week away and you know what that means: it's time to finalize the cocktail menu! Which is the task assigned to yours truly every year, and one that I take very seriously.
While wine is always the star of Turkey Day dinner, we like to enjoy a cocktail or two throughout the day while we're cooking and hanging out. (And watching the National Dog Show, of course.) But daytime drinks leading up to the main event can't be too boozy or too heavy because a) we don't want to fall asleep at the dinner table and b) we can't be too full for stuffing! So lower in alcohol, fresh, and seasonal are what I aim for, and I never repeat the same Thanksgiving tipple twice.
For this year's cocktail I'm keeping with my apple theme thanks to an absolutely delicious jug of apple cider I picked up at Mercier Orchards. It tastes just like biting into an apple, and offers the exact fresh element I'm looking for. Couple that with a note of ginger and you've got the perfect Fall-flavored, Margarita-inspired Thanksgiving Day concoction! And yes, Tequila is perfectly acceptable on Turkey Day.