Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Holiday Cookbook - Drink Recipes

Neutral2Neon.com Holiday Cookbook - Thanksgiving Drink Recipes: Apple Cider Mimosa

BE WARNED: Every single one of your guests will be ranting and raving as they sip! Whether you're catering to grandpa nestled on the couch or the kids playing outside, here's a few drink recipes that are sure to impress all guests at your Thanksgiving gathering this year.


Neutral2Neon.com Holiday Cookbook - Thanksgiving Drink Recipes: Apple Cider Mimosa

APPLE CIDER MIMOSAS
Ingredients:
- Fresh Apple Cider
- Champagne (or sparkling cider for those avoiding alcohol)
- Gold, silver or other sprinkles for rim of glass
- Apple slices for garnish

Directions:
1. Dip the top of each of your champagne flutes into water and then dip rim into sprinkled to coat (like rimming a margarita glass with salt).
2. Fill each champagne glass 1/2 - 3/4 of the way full with apple cider (however much desired).
3. Top each glass with champagne or sparkling cider. Enjoy!


Neutral2Neon.com Holiday Cookbook - Thanksgiving Drink Recipes: Apple Cider Sangria
Neutral2Neon.com Holiday Cookbook - Thanksgiving Drink Recipes: Apple Cider Sangria

APPLE CIDER SANGRIA
Ingredients:
1 bottle of white wine (I personally liked using a Pinot Grigio for this, but use any that you like!)
- 1/2 cup vodka (can use gluten-free vodka if desired, I recommend Tito's)
- 2 1/2 cups fresh apple cider
- 1 cup carbonated water
- 2-3 apples, chopped - can add more if desired
- 1 tbsp raw honey or agave
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 orange, chopped
- 1/4-1/2 cup pomegranate seeds (add as desired)
-  Cinnamon sticks (to flavor and garnish)

Directions:
1. Chop up your apples and oranges, then place them in the bottom of your pitcher or drink container with pomegranate seeds.
2. Add in 2-3 cinnamon sticks, carbonated water, wine, raw honey or agave and cinnamon. Stir all together.
3. Add in vodka, mix and taste - you can add as desired.
4. Serve over ice and garnish with fruit pieces or cinnamon sticks!

*The longer that your sangria mixture sits, the better it will taste! I recommend making this a few hours ahead of time and letting it sit in the fridge. Also, the best fresh ciders can be found at local farmer's markets or farms in your area! If not, go for an all-natural version from your grocery store.


Neutral2Neon.com Holiday Cookbook - Thanksgiving Drink Recipes: Skinny Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate

PUMPKIN SPICE WHITE HOT CHOCOLATE (SKINNY VERSION ALSO)
Ingredients:
4-5 cups milk (I use almond milk for a skinny, dairy-free version)
- 12 ounces chopped white chocolate - using chips is easiest (Dairy-free chocolate chips are also an option!)
- 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 tsp cocoa powder, as pure as you can find
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Cinnamon sticks (to garnish)
- Dairy-free whipped cream (if desired)

Directions:
1. In a saucepan over medium heat, pour in milk, cocoa powder and chocolate. Stir together until completely combined and frothy.
2. Add in vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. Stir all together until completely mixed.
3. Pour into glasses while hot and garnish with dairy-free whipped cream, a hint of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice, and a cinnamon stick.

Neutral2Neon.com Holiday Cookbook - Thanksgiving Drink Recipes: Skinny Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate

Also can we just touch on how cute these little pine cones are?! Such an easy DIY, and I've placed them on my side tables, inside glassware and more! 

Neutral2Neon.com Holiday Cookbook - Thanksgiving Drink Recipes: Glitter Pine Cone DIY

I don't know about all of you, but the anticipation of the holidays is KILLING ME! I'm ready for the cooler temps, Thanksgiving spread and Christmas music playing everywhere that I go. Plus, who doesn't love the great holiday sales that just seem to last forever.

It's the time of the year to eat, drink and be merry!

Do you have any great holiday recipes? Share them in the comments below! 
xx,
B
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20 comments

  1. I NEED to try that hot chocolate! It looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing these great recipes! <3
    xoxo,
    Amanda | www.TheChambrayBunny.com

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    1. Oh gal, I had to keep myself from drinking it all while shooting these images! Thanks for reading!! :)
      xx, Bri

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  2. That apple cider sangria looks amazing! Thank you for sharing. Also, such pretty glasses you used :)

    www.laurenfarrellny.com/blog

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    1. Thanks so much, Lauren!! :) It's so tasty! I bought those glasses from Z Gallerie (http://www.zgallerie.com/) for only $6 each - they're a great find! xx, Bri

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  3. That apple cider sangria looks amazing! Thank you for sharing. Also, such pretty glasses you used :)

    www.laurenfarrellny.com/blog

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  4. Ummm...will totally be making these!! These ideas sound perfectly delicious! Your pictures are gorgeous too!!
    xo
    Carrie
    CS Gems

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  5. Loving your blog! Both of these drinks look amazing - I am definitely getting the stuff to make the cider mimosas during my turkey day haul. Thanks for sharing, love!

    Belle

    http://workandtheweekend.com/

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  6. i did the apple cider mimosas for a party i had - they were a hit! more popular than the OJ ones!
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

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  7. Apple Cider anything is the best! But that sangria looks delish!

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  8. Those pumpkin spice white hot chocolates look delicious! I love your food recipes!

    xx,
    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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  9. I need that pumpkin spice white hot chocolate recipe. It looks so delish!!!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  10. ummmmm YUM! I'm definitely trying these!!!

    xo,
    Taylor | www.styleiseverythingblog.com

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  11. Oh my gosh...apple cider mimosas...YES please! These look and sound so delicious, I will definitely be making these, thanks for sharing!

    xo,
    Brooke | <a href="http://kbstyled.com" rel="nofollow”>KBStyled</a>

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  12. All of these recipes look fab. I'm all about the apple cider ones! Have to try these out ASAP.

    xo, c.
    The Block is Haute

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  13. i want to try the pumpkin spice white chocolate one!

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  14. Thanks for sharing! Ive been searching for some ideas and will need to try these recipes!

    Sportsanista

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  15. I am so sharing this with my boyfriend's mom because she loves recipes like this...and we both love sangria so we would be making something we will both drink ;) Thanks for always sharing such fantastic recipes that make me excited to go into the kitchen! xx, adaatude.com

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  16. These look so delicious! I have actually had apple cider sangria, and it is fabulous!!

    xo

    Brittany || Pretty & Sassy

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