Thanksgiving has been on the brain and after seeing this cocktail on Tasting Table, I thought that I would give it a whirl. It sounded intriguing and utilized celery, a staple in Thanksgiving stuffing, but something that I can’t say I’ve ever used in a cocktail, aside from as garnish for a Bloody Mary.
This Thanksgiving, I was not hosting dinner and was instead invited to a friend’s home for dinner, which made my holiday much less hectic (phew!). I was charged with bringing a couple side dishes and of course a cocktail! So, since I wasn’t cooking a whole dinner, I had plenty of time to perfect my cocktail.
Fall and winter seem to bring some of the best seasonal beers, one of my favorite being N’Ice Chouffe by one of my favorite breweries, Brasserie d’Achouffe. N’Ice Chouffe is a dark spiced Belgian beer – well technically for the beer snobs, it’s a Belgian strong dark ale.
I love all holidays, including ones like Halloween that not everyone considers a holiday (in fact, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays). One of the things I like best about holidays is food and establishing traditions around food. This might sound strange, but I love food traditions and knowing that whatever holiday it is, I’ll make a certain dish that I only eat once a year on that holiday, which makes it a special treat, and usually means it’s something somewhat indulgent.