Bourbon Cranberry Lemonade Fizz

Bourbon Cranberry Lemonade Fizz! Super easy and perfect for your Thanksgiving gathering this year. bethcakes.com
This is an exciting day. Cranberries! This is the first time cranberries have made an appearance on bethcakes. Probably because I’m a picky eater and am not really a fan of the canned stuff at Thanksgiving, and that’s about as far as my history with cranberries goes.

But the fun part about blogging is trying new things. Maybe I’m just trying them because they’re seasonal and everyone’s posting stuffing, casseroles, and other turkey day recipes, but hey! Still tried something I never would have before.

And I have plenty of cranberries left after this little Thanksgiving cocktail, so you’ll see them again soon. And any ideas you have for things to make with cranberries (aside from cranberry sauce) are welcome.

blogsgivingdinner
Back in August I went to Food Blog Forum in Asheville, and I met Susannah from Feast + West, who kindly invited me to be a part of a blogging Thanksgiving party!

Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and delicious food. Luckily, the food blogging community is all about these things as well. So Susannah and Megan from Cake n Knife are hosting an awesome week with 20 bloggers and FIFTY-TWO Thanksgiving recipes!

The idea is based on the old-fashioned progressive dinner party, in which you’d eat each course at a different guest’s home. Each blogger is bringing one or more dishes to the party on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of this week, so be sure to stop by each one and get some ideas for your own Thanksgiving meal. Today’s courses include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and soup.

We’ll be posting to social media with the hashtag #blogsgivingdinner. Hope you can join us!

Bourbon Cranberry Lemonade Fizz! Super easy and perfect for your Thanksgiving gathering this year. bethcakes.com
This cocktail is extremely easy, and definitely something you’ll want at your Thanksgiving gathering this year. Typically my family sticks to our usual wine, but I think the idea of a Thanksgiving cocktail is so fun! I decided to go with a store-bought bottle of cranberry juice for this because when making cocktails for a crowd, especially when you’ve got all the other dishes and recipes to worry about, you don’t need to worry about making homemade cranberry juice too. Unless you are totally into that.

When I was standing in the juice aisle of the grocery store, I had been planning on just grabbing a bottle of regular, old cranberry juice. But then I saw all of the options that were available! Cran-apple. Cranberry + raspberry. Cranberry + pomegranate. White cranberry + strawberry. Regular cranberry juice didn’t seem good enough, exciting enough, after that.

I knew bourbon cranberry would be good, but bourbon lemonade is also good. Football season begins winding down toward the end of November, so this cocktail does double duty for Thanksgiving and tailgating. Celebrate the holiday and cheer on your team with friends, family, and good food!

Bourbon Cranberry Lemonade Fizz! Super easy and perfect for your Thanksgiving gathering this year. bethcakes.com
Follow along with the other bloggers and get excited about Thanksgiving! Take a look at today’s menu:

Cocktails
Carolina Apple Sidecar from Think Fruitful
Bourbon Cranberry Lemonade Fizz from bethcakes
Krupnikas Ginger from I Cook. I Eat. It’s Life.

Appetizers
Cured Meat Platter from Wit Wisdom and Food
Baked Camembert with Cranberry Walnut Crust from Cake ‘n’ Knife
Ginger Cran Apple Chutney from Love & Flour
Brandied Grapes with Cheese from Glamour Girl Gourmet
Shrimp Sweet Potato Mousseline from Home at Six
Cranberry Goat Cheese and Butternut Squash Crostini from The Wetherills Say I Do
Maple Pecan Baked Brie from My Cooking Spot
Sassy Salmon Dip from Betty Becca
Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney from The Speckled Palate
Butternut Squash Crostini from Chez CateyLou
Gluten Free Holiday Cheese Board from Twin Stripe

Soup
Butternut Squash Soup with Cornbread Croutons from Club Narwhal
Creamy Wild Rice Soup from Hello Little Home
Pumpkin Soup with Bacon Roasted Chickpeas from Feast + West

Bourbon Cranberry Lemonade Fizz
 
Serves: depends on size of glasses
Ingredients
  • for each drink:
  • 3 oz cranberry lemonade (I used a 64oz bottle of Ocean Spray)
  • 1 oz bourbon
  • club soda
  • cranberries for garnish
Instructions
  1. Fill a glass halfway with ice and add the cranberry lemonade and bourbon. Then fill the remainder of the glass with club soda. Stir to combine, and garnish with a handful of cranberries.
Notes
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