questionstday is coming! what's in your glass?

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Caramel vodka and cider. I originally thought it would be great heated up, but at first tried it cold. It is delicious cold - basically like a Carmel apple martini. Then I heated up the cider and added the vodka and it was bad - oh so bad.

So I recommend it over ice :)

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Wild Turkey 101
Tradition I started years ago.

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Makers Mark, Wine, Beer or water

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Hot cider, if available; it feels seasonal from Labor Day to Thanksgiving.

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Thanksgiving in the a.m. will be mimosas then switching to wine for the afternoon. One of my favorite hot holiday drinks is cocoa with creme de menthe. It's so good.

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This T-day I will probably have some Pinot Noir. Not because I like wine (although I did take a "wine science" course in university), but because I am invited to someone else's place and will likely be bringing some wine. Ideally, a nice cider is in season and would compliment the meal nicely (IMHO), but I rarely see ciders on the shelves, and when I do they are more expensive than I expect. That said, I am hitting the liquor store this evening to prep for being a dinner guest, if they have cider, I might just get that this year.

As for eggnogg, I probably shouldn't comment, but I will. It only works for me if in December, if it's not December, you should not be drinking eggnogg. This, I suspect, is because I am Canadian and despite living in the US for several years now, I still cannot get used to the holiday hype in November. November is for Remembrance day and honoring soldiers, December is for winter holidays. That's just how it was when I grew up.

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When at my parents - spiked coffee. Spiked with what, you ask? Well that depends on how stressed out my mother is.

At my in-laws - usually a Mike's with my FIL and either water or Pepsi with dinner.

Now the next holiday (that we shall not name until after this glorious feasty festivity) is when we get downright creative.

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@flyinggirl: That sounds like a great way to do T-giving. Kind of similar to how my family handles "the next major holiday", only a bit better assuming you keep it running all day (my folks take a long boring break right in the middle of the day).

Anywho the drink also sounds familiar, I have a friend that makes it with peppermint schnapps instead. He calls it a snuggle....

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I recently discovered Angry Orchard apple ginger hard cider. That, along with whatever my oenophile brother-in-law serves, is what I'll be drinking on Thursday.

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Coffee... then apple cider... then egg nog (with dinner)... then coffee... then egg nog (with dessert)... then beer.

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@kmeltzer: don't know why, but I imagined Stephen Wright's voice when I read your answer. Made me chuckle...

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@natedogg828: Have you tried Maker's Mark 46? Delicious!

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Diet Pepsi or A&W for the snacking phase, water for the meal, hot tea for dessert,. Allergic to wine (sulfur), don't like beer. They have started making some hard ciders I like pretty well (go Woodchuck), but I am generally happiest with water, hot tea and soda.

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Whatever it is, I'm sure the glass will be half empty.

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@flyinggirl: Thanks for the tip, looks like they only ship to MD though. Hopefully I can find something here. As long as we are making some recommendations though, a friend once brought me some woodchuck cider (from vermont) which tasted like apple pie in a freaking glass, without being (too) sweet. They must have used some cinnamon/nutmeg to bring out the flavour.

Anyway, I am hopeful I can find something nearby (MN). There are apparently come cider makers in state, so there has to be something at my local store.

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@mkdr: Thank you thank you for this tip! My sis-in-law suggested this drink for us this year as well

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Strangely, now I want a bloody mary. But I'll probably have guinness while cooking.

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WHY wait til Thanksgiving? Tequila, straight! Happy holidays!

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Tea day? Has anyone told Si?

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@countdown: There is a winery in MD that makes yummy ciders. Here is the link http://greatshoals.com/gsw/ They do direct ship. I am always a bit leery on ciders as they tend to be a bit too carbonated for me, but I did a tasting with these guys and it was pretty good.

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An ice cold glass of Miller High Life. Keep it simple.

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Of course it's going to be punch...regular punch...

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I've got a pile of Wine.Woot wine that needs drinking. After I get back from the local Turkey Trot I'll take a nap and pop a bottle of Ty Catton.

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"What's in my glass?" Wine. Thanksgiving & any other day. But, then that's usually what's in it. Perrier direct from the bottle is also normal. All day long. Oh, & coffee. Tea, hot or cold. :-D

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FYI it's official. (In case anyone was worried) I got me some Woodchuck Cider.

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I am home in Philly for Thanksgiving for the first time in three years. I'll be drinking Yuengling Lager. Can't get it out in North Dakota! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Local winery has a wine called Pumpkin Bog. It's great for thanksgiving. (and whenever else)

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Coffee in the morning, sweet tea with lunch and beer after that.

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Some single malt Scotch with an unspellable, unpronounceable (by me) name.

Guinness mini-keg.

Vodka, gin, cheap whiskey, tequila with myriad of mixers.

And I'm hoping one of the cousins brings a few bottles of mead. Mmmmmead.

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@jha1223: yes, I was able to sample it when I toured the distillary shortly after it was launched...fell in love with it then and it is a regualr part of my purchasing of bourbon