Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Perfect Post-Thanksgiving Drink Recipes

Thanksgiving is days away.  It’s time to get the house ready for guests and the menu finalized.  What better way to finish an abundant feast, but with great post-Thanksgiving drinks?  After the pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie have been devoured, treat your guests to some hot fall drinks – a perfect finale to this year’s celebration.

Gingerbread Latte

·         2 fluid ounces espresso coffee
·         2 tablespoons gingerbread flavored syrup
·         1/2 cup milk, steamed
·         1/8 cup frothed milk
·         1 pinch pumpkin pie spice
·         1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
·         In a coffee mug, combine espresso coffee with flavored syrup. Pour in steamed milk and frothed milk and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice and vanilla powder.

Thanksgiving Nightcap

·         1 shot coffee liqueur
·         1 shot Irish cream
·         1 1/2 shot hazelnut liqueur
·         4 cups hot coffee
·         Cream

·         Mix coffee and liqueur in a pot.  Serve with cream.

Homemade Creamy Hot Chocolate

·         2 cups whipping cream
·         6 cups milk
·         1 teaspoon vanilla
·         1 (12 ounce) package milk or dark chocolate chips

·         Whipped cream
·         Chocolate shavings
Stir together the whipping cream, milk, vanilla, and chocolate chips in a pot.
·         Cover and cook on low for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally, until mixture is hot and chocolate chips are melted. Stir again before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, as desired. 

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