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Thanksgiving Cocktails

Posted Nov 22 2010 7:10am

We all know how stressful preparing for Thanksgiving dinner can be, but why not lighten the workload with simple yet delicious cocktail recipes! How about some easy, delicious recipes by mom, cookbook author and celebrity chef Marcela Valladolid, star of the hit Food Network show ‘ Mexican Made Easy .’ Marcela has partnered with Sauza® Tequila to create easy-to-make, fresh tasting margaritas at home—no fancy tools and no exotic ingredients!

Entertaining your family and friends has never been easier and your guests are sure to leave abuzz about drinks such as Marcela’s Warm Winter Margarita, a traditional Mexican recipe passed on to Marcela from her grandmother… an old family recipe that she’d love to share with you.

WARM WINTER MARGARITA : Perfect for a cold day. This drink is full of flavor and makes the tequila blend smoothly.
Ingredients – Serves 4 3 ½ cups apple juice
1 cinnamon stick
2 cups dried fruit of your choice
2 tbs granulated sugar
4 shot glasses Sauza® Silver Tequila

Directions Combine apple juice and cinnamon in a heavy pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick carefully. Add sugar, dried fruit, and tequila. Mix well. Serve warm.

CRANBERRY MINT MARGARITA As families gather for Thanksgiving festivities, cranberries seem to be on everyone’s plate. So why not have them in your glass as well?
Ingredients 16 oz. cranberry/raspberry juice
8 oz. lemon/lime soda
6 oz. Sauza® Silver Tequila
8 mint leaves for garnish

Combine all ingredients except mint leaves in a pitcher. Serve over ice and garnish with two mint leaves.

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