I have hosted Thanksgiving for the last three years. This year is my first year that I am not hosting. Because I lived in San Diego and my whole family lives on the East Coast Thanksgivings usually included close friends rather than family. To that effect I began to create my own Thanksgiving traditions. I will share with you the most fun: The Apple Cider Martini.
Delicious, simple, and makes Thanksgiving a party!
Apple Cider Martini
2 parts Apple Cider
1 part Vodka
Place vodka and cider in martini shaker with several ice cubes and shake well.
Strain ice out and pour into martini glasses with cinnamon-sugar rim.
If you cannot obtain apple cider, “Simply Apple” juice works well as a substitute.
Cinnamon Sugar Rim
Mix equal amounts cinnamon and sugar. Pour onto plate. Use a lemon slice to moisten rim of martini glass. Dip rim in cinnamon and sugar so that the rim is evenly covered.
Warning: Serve these only after you have finished cooking. I cannot recommend using the stove or handling hot dishes while drinking these tasty martinis. Trust me. Please.