Thanksgiving can be a stressful time. You may have to cook dinner for a crew full of people – or maybe sitting watching others cook – or you may be getting grilled by family asking when you’re getting married (we’ve all had that long conversation). But nothing brings family together than a good drink.
+ 4 oz of cranberry juice
+ 1/4 oz of lemon juice (for a little kick)
+ 1/2 oz of vodka
+ 1/4 o of water (optional)
+ 1 lemon
+ 1 lime
Get your favorite mixer with a strainer. I have a bar kit a home (thanks to having a roommate that is a bartender). Put as much ice as your want in the mixer. I typically fill it half way. Start by pouring in your 1/2 oz of vodka, followed by your 4oz of cranberry juice and 1/4 of lemon juice. This is the part where you can add a bit of water, to mellow out the vodka. Depending on how I feel, I will add the cut lemons and limes inside the mixer to let the taste soak into the drink. Now, shake. Once you’ve shaken like your life depended on it, strain the mixture in to a glass over ice. If I have extra lemon/lime left over so I will either slip a piece inside the drink or garnish the glass to make it extra fancy.
Whalaa! The perfect, refreshing simple drink to keep conversation going at the dinner table! Happy Thanksgiving! And as always, drink responsibly!
*This post is sponsored by Purity Vodka #VodkaElevated*