Happy almost Turkey Day! This kicks off my favorite time of year. Cliche? Yes. But thoughts of stuffed turkeys, chatty relatives and strong cocktails make me giddy.
Especially the drinks part. I love to sip on something festive while inhaling pumpkin pie all night. Below are three of my favorite savory sips. These are traditional holiday drinks, but my spin on them is a little healthier. Because let’s be real— you’re certainly not holding back at the buffet this year.
Read on for the recipes [all serve two] + a fun Thanksgiving game idea…
Pumpkin Spice Eggnog
Ingredients: 1c light eggnog, 1c skim milk, 4tbs pumpkin puree, 2oz dark rum, ground nutmeg
Instructions: Combine eggnog, skim milk and pumpkin puree in a saucepan and stir on low heat until mixture is smooth. Add rum and pour into mugs. Top with whipped cream and ground nutmeg. Serve with nuts.
Ingredients: 2c hot cider, 2oz cinnamon schnapps, cinnamon sticks, sliced apples
Instructions: Heat cider in a saucepan on low heat for 10 minutes. Add cinnamon schnapps and pour into mugs. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and apple slices.
Ingredients: 2c coffee, 2oz Baileys Irish Cream, 2oz Irish whiskey, light whipped cream, nutmeg
Instructions: Brew a fresh pot of coffee and pour into mugs. Add 1oz cream and 1oz whiskey into each mug. Top with whipped cream and ground nutmeg. Serve with dark chocolate.
… and for a Turkey Night game, have everyone throw their name in a bowl before dinner. Once everyone is seated, go around the table and have each guest pick a name from the pile. Everyone gets to share one sentence on why they’re grateful for the person whose name they chose.
The holidays can be especially stressful on us, so a simple compliment can go a long ways. Speaking of which— I’d like to compliment each of you! I’m so grateful to have a space for sharing my love of all things chic and meaningful. My biggest hope is you continue to find inspiration here for living with enthusiasm and gratefulness. Life is worth swooning over. Happy Thanksgiving. Big hugs to you.