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Thanksgiving Dessert in a Glass

Thanksgiving Dessert in a Glass

By Natalie Bovis,

The Thanksgiving meal is something we all look forward to but don’t you think it can be a little predictable?  Aunt Edna’s sweet potato casserole, Uncle Bernie’s roasted turkey, Grannie’s homemade apple pie, are all items we would not trade for a million bucks, of course.  However, if you’re hosting this year, consider throwing a little surprise on the table that will elevate your status from “Hostess to the Mostess” to “Entertainer Extraordinaire”.

Serving a drink as dessert not only complements the actual cakes, pies, puddings and tarts but can also be a tasty (and less filling) alternative for those wanting a taste of something sweet without piling up another plate (not to mention, it’s a great opportunity to finally use that fancy stemware from your wedding registry!).  As an alternative to an actual pumpkin pie, for example, waltz out of the kitchen with a tray full of martini glasses filled with sumptuous, nonalcoholic Pumpkin Pie Preggatinis™.  This twist on the traditional will get eyes popping and tongues licking their lips – and keep them wagging long after the meal is done.  That’s a little holiday cheer for everyone.

Please consider choosing organic ingredients.

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Photo taken by Claire Barrett

Pumpkin Pie Preggatini™ (c) 2008 excerpted from “Preggatinis™: Mixology for the Mom-To-Be” by Natalie Bovis

2 graham crackers 1 ounce Fee Brothers Spiced Cordial Syrup (or 1 ounce maple syrup) 2 ounces milk 1 1/2 ounces sweetened condensed milk 1 heaping tablespoon canned pumpkin Dollop whipped cream (garnish)

Step 1, Rim the Glass: Finely grind graham crackers in a food processor.  Pour onto a small plate.  On a separate plate, pour a small amount of spiced syrup.  Dip the rim of a martini glass into the syrup and then into the graham crackers, and set aside.Step 2, Make the Drink: Vigorously shake the milk, sweetened condensed milk, remaining syrup and pumpkin in a mixing glass with ice.  Slowly strain into the rimmed glass.  Top with dollop of whipped cream.  Enjoy

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