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Nonalcoholic Thanksgiving Drink Recipe

Come Party With Me: Vegetarian Thanksgiving — Drinks

Since Thanksgiving is a celebration that brings together all ages, consider serving a nonalcoholic signature cocktail like these apple-ginger sparklers. Kids and adults who don't drink will enjoy the festive flavors of this fizzy concoction. It's a mixture of ginger syrup and sparkling apple cider with a cinnamon stick for garnish! To make it spiked, simply stir in a shot of whiskey or Absolut's new apple-ginger vodka. Interested in the recipe? Keep reading.

Apple-Ginger Sparklers

Apple-Ginger Sparklers

Non-Alcoholic Thanksgiving Drink Recipe

Ingredients

1/4 cup Ginger Syrup, recipe below
4 1/2 cups sparkling apple cider
6 cinnamon sticks
6 pieces crystallized ginger

Directions

  1. Place 2 tablespoons ginger syrup in each of six glasses.
  2. Fill glasses with ice cubes, pour in cider, and stir to combine. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and fresh ginger, and serve.

Serves 6.


Ginger Syrup

2 cups sugar
1 six-inch piece fresh ginger, finely diced

  1. Place sugar, ginger, and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce to a simmer, and cook about 1 hour, until ginger flavor is quite strong. Let cool; strain before using. Store in an airtight container, refrigerated, up to a week.

Makes 2 cups.

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