Thanksgiving marks the prelude to the holiday season every November. If you are looking for a good time surrounded with your loved ones, then Thanksgiving is the perfect time to do that.
If you are hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for your family and friends, you might be looking for some delicious appetizers and beverages to serve them.
Shop for the bountiful Autumnal produce like pumpkins, cranberries, apples, spices like cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and vanilla. For fall-themed cocktails, use Smoke Lab Classic, which is one of the best vodka brands in India. Here are some delicious entrees and cocktails to serve for Thanksgiving dinner.
Fig & Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Cut some baguette slices and toast in a grill pan with a drizzle of olive oil. In a bowl, add goat cheese, cream cheese, sea salt, and thyme leaves and mix with a fork. You can make the balsamic glaze by heating balsamic vinegar with brown sugar in a skillet and bring it to a gentle simmer. Crumble some soft goat cheese on the crostini slices. Cut fresh figs into thin slices, place on the crostine, and drizzle over the balsamic glaze. Drizzle honey and sprinkle some sea salt and serve this bruschetta with a sparkling apple cider cocktail. Use Smoke Vodka to make the flavoured apple vodka used in this cocktail recipe.
In a baking tray, add halved baby potatoes coated with olive oil, salt, pepper, and chopped fresh rosemary. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Blitz fresh basil leaves, Parmesan cheese, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, fresh lemon juice. Take the potatoes out of the oven and add a few dollops of the pesto on the potatoes. Flash cook frozen peas in salted boiling water. Add the peas, mint leaves, salt, pepper, to a food processor and blitz until smooth. You can serve this with an orange & ginger punch. To make this festive punch add fresh orange juice, frozen cranberries, orange wedges, raw ginger, Smoke Vodka, and a few cinnamon sticks. Mix well and enjoy with the roast turkey and sides.
Honey Paprika Carrots
Blanch some baby carrots in boiling water. In a bowl, add honey, rosemary, salt, smoked paprika, sumac and mix well. Add garlic in olive oil and sauté until fragrant. Add the baby carrots in the garlic oil and sauté until tender. Add the sauce and coat the carrots well. Serve with a side of hummus to dip. Serve this with a side of ginger and apple cooler made with candied ginger, maple syrup, lemon juice, apple sticks, and Smoke Lab Vodka, which is one of the best vodka brands in India.
In a bowl, add roasted pumpkin puree, salt, pepper, ground garlic, thyme, basil, flour, thyme leaves, parmesan cheese. Scoop the batter in a ¼ cup and fry in olive oil. These delicious pumpkin nuggets are best enjoyed with a side of garlic aioli. Serve these delicious pumpkin nuggets with Rosemary Grapefruit Fizz. This easy cocktail can be made with fresh grapefruit juice, a dash of bitters, fresh rosemary sprigs, Seltzer, and Smoke Vodka.
Pair these delicious appetizers with these classic cocktails for a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Always store the leftovers well for easy and tasty meals in the days to follow after Thanksgiving.