For some people, Thanksgiving is only quality time with family and friends that they can't get the rest of the year. For others it's the one time that it's okay to be a greedy pig and be hammered all weekend long.
In that spirit of eating and drinking until you drop, we have found some of the best Thanksgiving Day Recipes that combine your favorite traditional dishes with your favorite alcohol. We are talking about starters, main courses and desserts with wine, hard cider, vodka and more – there is something for everyone!
These are of course no substitute for all the wine and beer that you will drink. during your vacation, so make sure you stock up on the right.
. Cheddar & Hard Cider Fondue
Fondue is one of the most amazing things in the entire culinary world – especially when it comes to seasonal fondue. Make the Food Network version of cheddar and hard cider fondue and literally dip everything in before it is eaten: sausages, bread, vegetables, pretzels, candy. (Everything tastes better with cheese!) They add cider and bourbon to the fondue, so you know you feel like a real treat.
2. Whiskey Glazed Carrots
As soon as you try The Pioneer Woman's recipe for whiskey-candied carrots, you are convinced that everything will taste better with a dash of whiskey.
3. Green beans with wine (& bacon)
Green bean casserole is a classic that cannot be touched – or so you say, until you get hold of this drunk, bacon-y version . We also love the addition of mozzarella cheese for a slightly sticky taste and the soy sauce for a little tang.
4. IPA Mashed Potatoes (with garlic)
"Just like a single malt whiskey, to bring out the true essence of a potato and to show its taste, texture and color, you need the concept of" simplicity is complexity " to practise !" That's what the Home Brew Chef says, and he puts his tattoos where his mouth is with his IPA mashed potatoes.
Jus is the sauciest of Thanksgiving counterparts and spices. You need something to pour over your spirits, that's where these beer gravy factors in your alcoholic Turkey-day comparison bombs.