Celebrate Thanksgiving in Paradise
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the things and the people that matter most. So, we're talking family, friends and frozen concoctions. This year, celebrate Thanksgiving in paradise - just follow our guide below:
First things first, of course. A delicious frozen concoction in hand for every guest sets the right tone for the laid-back, easy-going vibe that a holiday in paradise calls for. Depending on the crowd you're entertaining, you can mix things up in the Margaritaville® Bahamas™ or Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker® if you are having a small, intimate gathering. For big celebrations with family and friends, go for the Margaritaville® Tahiti™ and Bali™ styles. And to go with the festive mood, here are a few fun drinks to make at your Margaritaville® Thanksgiving celebration:
Cranberry Pomegranate Frozen Margarita
Embrace these exciting seasonal tastes by making a one-of-a-kind margarita bursting with holiday flavor from cranberries and pomegranates.
- 3 ounces tequila
- 2 ounces orange liqueur
- 2 ounces cranberry juice
- 1 ounce pomegranate liqueur
- 1 ounce lime juice
- Pomegranate seeds for garnish
Add ice to the reservoir and all ingredients to your Frozen Concoction Maker® of choice. Mix your concoction and serve with pomegranate seeds as garnish.
Pumpkin Spice Frozen Concoction
A delicious slice of pumpkin pie is the perfect way to cap off a holiday feast. Give new life to the classic pie by transforming it into a fun and festive frozen concoction that tastes just like pumpkin pie - but with a little kick!
- 3 ounces spiced rum
- 2 ounces pumpkin liqueur
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- Whipped cream for topping
Add ice to the reservoir and all ingredients to your Frozen Concoction Maker® of choice. Mix your concoction and serve with a swirl of whipped cream.
Caramel Apple Frozen Concoction
Juicy, tangy and covered in a caramel coating, caramel apples are the king of fall treats. Celebrate the fun-loving spirit of this concoction on a stick with a frozen concoction that tastes as good.
- 3 ounces vodka
- 3 ounces apple cider
- 2 ounces caramel liqueur
- 2 tablespoons caramel syrup
- Dash cinnamon
- Apple slices for garnish
Add ice to the reservoir and all ingredients to your Frozen Concoction Maker® of choice. Mix your concoction and garnish with apple slices.
The Tiki Bar
A tiki bar next to your Thanksgiving table is the perfect fun-loving touch for a tropical holiday. Place your Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker® in the center of the table, then surround it with all the fixings to make deliciously refreshing and festive frozen concoctions in seconds, such as pumpkin, cranberry and cinnamon liqueurs and garnishes like apple slices, pineapple wedges and cherries. Prepare glasses beforehand by dipping the rims in margarita salt, brown sugar or cinnamon. Adding a colorful paper umbrella is the perfect touch before serving the drink.
A free-spirited blend of autumn and island decor starts with the table - a few yards of macramé makes a great bohemian-inspired runner. On top, arrange a mixture of palm leaves, grapefruit, pineapples, coconuts and pomegranate for some colorful punch. For a centerpiece, create a cornucopia, which can include a variety of tropical fruits, colorful exotic flowers and palm fronds. For lighting, skip the traditional candles and go for tiki lanterns strung across the ceiling and windows.
There's never a lull in a Thanksgiving party in paradise, so make sure the vibes of your Thanksgiving match the fun-loving spirit! Play island music in the background to create the right laid-back atmosphere as you and your guests dig into your paradise-worthy feast. Before dinner - or after, when everyone's rested from the meal - gather the gang for some fun party games. Coconut bowling, whether indoors or outdoors, is sure to be a hit.
Remember to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and follow all drinking laws.