Trending
MOST READ
‘Walking the Camino’ Explores a Treacherous Trek Through Spain

‘Walking the Camino’ Explores a Treacherous Trek Through Spain

Screens: In the Middle Ages, pilgrims walked the 500-mile El Camino de Santiago de Compostela as a pilgrimage to the tomb of Apostle St. James. It was an... By Stephen James Ross 10/22/2014
Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013
SAPD Issues Thousands of Tickets for Homelessness

SAPD Issues Thousands of Tickets for Homelessness

News: Data and records obtained by the Current show that between January 1, 2013, and early October of this year the... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta and Elaine Wolff 10/22/2014
5 Awesome Ways to Survive on Ramen

5 Awesome Ways to Survive on Ramen

College Guide 2013: Nearly every college student has lived off of ramen noodles at one point or another. What a lot of them didn’t know was that the classic just-add-water... By Mary Caithn Scott 8/20/2013
A Closer Look: The ins and outs of a few important races

A Closer Look: The ins and outs of a few important races

News: For more than a year now gubernatorial candidates Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott have dominated airwaves and secured way... By Mark Reagan 10/22/2014
Calendar

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email

Food & Drink

Down The Hatch: Pre- and post-dinner drinks for surviving Thanksgiving

Photo: Jacob Coltrane Burris, License: N/A

Jacob Coltrane Burris


Supposedly fall is upon us (just don’t tell this stubborn Texas weather) and Thanksgiving is but a few days away. With that in mind, here are some cocktails to help ease into the awkward family gatherings, the furious football games, the overstuffing of gullets, the eventual guilt of gluttony, the screaming kids and all the food comas you can stomach.

The first cocktail is meant as a nice, dry, pre-dinner drink, to spark the appetite. The pear and pomegranate pair nicely together with the Champagne. Take care to not have too many of these before the feast even begins.

A Pear and Pama Apéritif

1 1/2 ounces Mathilde pear liqueur
3/4 ounce Smirnoff pear vodka
1/4 ounce lemon juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup
1/4 ounce Pama pomegranate liqueur
Champagne
Pear slice, for garnish

Shake pear liqueur, pear vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup and pomegranate liqueur; strain into a champagne flute. Fill with Champagne. Garnish with a thin pear slice.

Cocktail No. 2 is meant as a boozy, post-dinner libation, to aid digestion and help ease you into that food coma. The apple brandy pairs well with the orange cognac and citrusy aperitif wine (Lillet). Seriously, don’t be afraid of adding these to your liquor collection, if you haven’t already.

Apple and Citrus Digestif

3/4 ounce Calvados apple brandy
3/4 ounce Grand Marnier
3/4 ounce Lillet
1/4 ounce fresh-squeezed orange juice
1/8 ounce lemon juice
Apple slices, for garnish

Combine ingredients in a rocks glass with ice. Stir vigorously. Garnish with thin apple slices.

Recently in Food & Drink
We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus