This is part II in a weeklong series of Thanskgiving goodness. We’re on to cocktails today!
For those who love to cook and entertain, you’re probably already hard at work on your Thanksgiving menus, selecting new dishes to try and choosing which beverages to serve. For the gluten free community, a little bit more preparation is required. For those looking for a little extra help, I’ve assembled a guide that includes some of my favorite recipes, the best gluten free products to use, top-notch gluten free beverages as well as restaurants and stores that help prepare gluten-free dishes to serve on America’s favorite holiday.
For those reading who have suggestions and favorites to the list, please email me at email@example.com or tell me on my Facebook Page, Pasta’s Kitchen.
Omission Beer: One of the best things about Omission is that there are options. They have three types of beer to choose from: and IPA, lager and pale ale. Whatever you are in the mood for, Omission supplies an option, and a tasty one at that.
Fox Barrel Cider: I’m a big cider fan, but often can find them overwhelmingly sweet. Fox Barrel Cider has a terrific pear cider that has just the right amount of sweetness, and its certified gluten free!
Baron Tequila: One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor. Right? Right! Here’s a great newly-launched gluten-free tequila brand with an accompanying recipe for the General Baron cocktail.
General Baron Cocktail Recipe
2 oz tequila
1 ½ oz fresh grapefruit juice
1oz fresh lime juice
½ oz agave
6 oz lemon–‐lime soda
Muddle the strawberries, add the remainder of ingredients except for the soda, shake, strain over
Ice top with the soda, garnish with strawberry and Grape fruit twist.
Vodka: I happen to be a vodka gal, myself. While I enjoy sipping and trying a variety of spirits, when I’m out for the evening, a vodka soda is usually my safe drink of choice. With that being said, here’s a roundup of three rock-star vodka brands, Boudoir Vodka, Bootlegger Vodka and AnestasiA Vodka. Below are a few cocktail recipes to whet your appetite:
Bin 14 Apple Cider
By Joel Liscio , Bin 14
2 oz Bootlegger (infused with Chai and cinnamon)
1 oz Sorel Hibiscus Liqueur
3 oz fresh Apple Cider
Dash Bitter Truth Lemon Bitters
Cinnamon & Sugar Rim
Directions: infuse bootlegger with Chai tea and cinnamon for 1 hour. Do this by pouring bootlegger over chai and cinnamon and stir. Let sit.
In a shaker add ice , Infused Bootlegger vodka, Sorel, Cider, and bitters. Shake hard. Rim a rocks glass with a cinnamon and sugar.
Rocks glass with low ice
1 1/2 oz of Boudoir
A half lime squeezed
Then fill the glass with my favorite ginger beer, Cock’n’Bull ginger beer.
Add a sprig of mint for garnish