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Your Thanksgiving Table: Drink Recipes

In the days leading up to the big feast, Charlestown Patch is sharing a series of tips and dish ideas to help with the celebration.

The kick-off to the holiday season, Thanksgiving Day, is coming up this Thursday, Nov. 22, and if you're looking for some new recipes to try, dinner tips or dish ideas for throughout the holiday season, check back with Charlestown Patch all this week: We'll share some of the recipes we've collected from Patch readers throughout the country. 

Got your own great recipe or cooking tip? Share it in the comments at the bottom of the page, or email recipes to becca.manning@patch.com. We'll add it to the list and share it with other Charlestown readers this week and throughout the season.

To start things off, we've provided a list of easy drink recipes, courtesy of other Patch readers, that you can mix up this Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season.

A friendly reminder: All alcoholic drinks should only be consumed by responsible adults age 21 and over. Please do not drink and drive, and have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

Rum Punch

Provided by Ashley Troutman, North Reading Patch Editor

Combine over ice in a punch bowl:

1 quart orange juice 
6 oz. lime juice 
1 quart club soda 
1 quart unsweetened pineapple juice 
add one 750 ml. white or gold label rum

Caramel Apple Martini

Provided by Katie Curley-Katzman

2 parts Schnapps, butterscotch 
2 parts Sour Apple Pucker 
1 part Vodka

Mixing instructions: Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Provided by Katie Curley-Katzman

Ingredients:

2 ounces (1/4 cup) vanilla vodka 
2 ounces (1/4 cup) crème de cacao
1/4 cup heavy cream 
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 
Whipped cream, for garnish

Directions: Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes. Add the vanilla vodka, crème de cacao, heavy cream and pumpkin pie spice and shake well.

Dip the rims of 2 martini glasses into a bowl of whipped cream. Strain the cocktail into the glasses.

Do you have a great holiday drink recipe? Share it in the comments!

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