If you’re looking for my special Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe, you’ll find it here. Be sure to tweet or post your photo so we can see how great everyone’s Thanksgiving table looked. And, enjoy these cocktails!

Traditional Thanksgiving meals usually include the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberries, but it’s always fun to try new holiday recipes.

Our staff is finishing up work before the Thanksgiving holiday, and we wanted to share some of our favorite Thanksgiving food and drink recipes.

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

Vicki’s Best Cosmopolitan:
1 1/2 ounces Absolut Citron
1 ounce Grand Gala orange liqueur
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce cranberry juice
1 lime wedge, for garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, orange liqueur and juices; shake well and strain into a cocktail (martini) glass. Garnish with orange peel.

Adam’s Spiced Apple
1 shot spiced rum
A dash of nutmeg simple syrup
Fill a champagne flute to a finger of the rim with sparkling apple cider
Garnish with candied orange peel twist

Allison’s Whiskey Cranberry Slushy
2 cups whiskey, preferably Crown Royal
6 cups cranberry juice
4 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
2 cups orange juice
Juice of 2 limes
1 cup sugar
1 cup fresh cranberries, diced
Mint leaves, for garnish

Combine the whiskey, 3 cups cranberry juice, the pomegranate juice, orange juice, lime juice, sugar and 1/2 cup water in a large, shallow freezer-safe container. Stir well, then cover and freeze until the mixture is icy, stirring every 20 to 30 minutes, 4 to 5 hours.

Scrape the frozen mixture with a spoon and divide among glasses, filling them three-quarters of the way. Divide the remaining 3 cups cranberry juice among the glasses and top with the diced cranberries; stir until slushy and garnish with mint.


And Something To Eat With Your Thanksgiving Cocktails….

Ilyce’s Red Garnet Yam and Green Apple Casserole:
(So good, it could be dessert!)

Peel and slice red garnet yams into 1/2″ thick rounds
Peel, core and slice Granny smith apples into 1/2″ rounds
Alternative layers of yams and apples in a circular pattern around the pan until the pan is full
Sprinkle with olive oil and then pour on a generous helping of maple syrup
Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg, if desired.
Cover and bake until soft, about 45 minutes to an hour. 

Jenn’s Pumpkin Cornbread (Gluten-Free)

  • 6 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 2 tbsp sorghum flour  (or regular flour if you can have gluten)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 c buttermilk
  • 1 – 8oz carton sour cream
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 c canned pumpkin, not pie mix
  1. Heat oven to 350. generously brush round cake pan with butter
  2. in large mixing bowl combine cornmeal, sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice. in another bowl combine the remaining butter, milk, sour cream, egg and pumpkin; whisk into corn meal mixture. pour into prepared pan.
  3. bake for 35-40 minutes or until inserted knife comes out clean. cool on wire rack; serve with warm whipped butter. (I forget where I got this recipe, but it originally said 25 minutes. I usually end up baking it for about 45 minutes. Just see when the knife comes out clean.)

Do you have any favorite Thanksgiving recipes? Share your recipes in the comments.

More Thanksgiving Recipes

Another Helping of Ilyce’s Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

Strawberry, Rhubarb & Cranberry Crumble

Happy Thanksgiving from the Think Glink Team!