The day after Thanksgiving is for lazing around in pajamas and eating leftovers. Some people might tell you it's for waking up early and shopping, but they are wrong (that's what Cyber-Monday is for). It's for not leaving your house and enjoying the day off with family and friends, or to recover from seeing too much family and friends. Here is a cocktail you can enjoy with the leftovers in your fridge so you don't have to even kick off your slippers to keep the celebration going.
Plop a spoonful of your leftover cranberry sauce (or even the canned version) into a cocktail shaker with chopped ginger and muddle. Really smash the ginger so you extract the juices. Then add the vodka, OJ and juice of a lime and shake! Strain into a coup glass and top with some fresh cranberries for garnish! (or if you don't have any leftover, a slice of lime)
This take on the traditional Bay Breeze cocktail is boozy and delicious, perfect for leftover brunch the day after a huge feast. I suggest you make this leftover hash and serve these punchy cocktails so everyone can recover from their turkey hangovers with a little hair of the dog. Or after everyone has left, kick your feet up, whip up this cocktail and a turkey sandwich and enjoy peace and quiet. If you want to make it a less potent drink, use one shot of vodka instead and top with seltzer or champagne.
Enjoy the lazy day! And check back in on Monday for a list of our fav Cyber-Monday deals!