the PERFECT #Friendsgiving holiday cocktails & snacks

Thanksgiving may look a little different at our home this year, but we still wanted to take some time to celebrate all we are thankful for ❤️ #ad— and thanks to Jewel-Osco we were able to throw the perfect #Friendsgiving!*

Instead of the traditional turkey and stuffing, we created a delicious charcuterie board & and some fun cocktails made with Jameson Irish Whiskey & Absolut!

We had the best time hanging out, watching football, and, of course, eating & drinking until we could no more! Our holiday celebration may have been smaller, but we still ended the night with full hearts and bellies!

No matter what you’re planning, these recipes will get everyone in a grateful, festive spirit!

THE DRINKS

Cranberry Holiday Mule

  • Serve in a Copper Mule cup filled with ice
  • 2 oz Jameson Whiskey OR Absolute Vodka 
  • 3 oz Cranberry Juice
  • Top with Ginger Beer
  • Garnish with Cranberries

Apple Cider Irish Mule

  • Serve in a Copper Mule cup filled with ice
  • 2 oz Jameson Whiskey
  • 4 oz Apple Cider
  • Top with Ginger Beer
  • Garnish with Apple Slices & Cinnamon Sticks

Thanksgiving Punch

  • Serve in a glass with ice
  • 2 oz of Absolut Vodka
  • 2 oz of Cranberry Juice
  • 2 oz of Lemonade
  • Top with Ginger Ale
  • Garnish with Lemons & Cranberries
  • (For the perfect kid-friendly mocktail, simply exclude the 2oz of vodka)

THE FOOD

Also! Here is a list of everything we included in our Friendsgiving Charcuterie Board!  

Charcuterie Board

Specialty Cheeses

  • Boars Head Gouda
  • Kerrygold Cheddar
  • Boars Head Chèvre Goat Cheese
  • Long Clawson Blue Stilton Cheese Wedge
  • Roth Cheese Havarti Jalapeno

Meats

  • Primo Taglio Prosciutto
  • Creminelli Sopressa
  • Primo Taglio Pancetta

Other

  • Werther’s Original Caramel Popcorn
  • Emerald Glazed Pecans
  • Jewel-Osco Signture Select Everything Entertaining Crackers
  • THINaddictives Cranberry Almond Thin Cookies

Baked Holiday Brie

Ingredients

  • 1 large sheet of puff pastry dough (or 1 tube crescent roll dough)
  • 1 round Brie cheese (keep on the rind)
  • 2 tbs of jam (I used cherry, cranberry would be good, too!)
  • Maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Slice the top off of the Brie and center on the pastry puff (spread out on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper)
  • Top the brie with your jam
  • Wrap/fold-over the brie with the pastry puff, cut off excess
  • Top with Maple Syrup
  • Cook for 30 mins

We used Stacy’s Pita Chips for dipping and it was SO GOOD.

We loved the ease of putting together a charcuterie board & baked brie and they were great, lighter options that everyone loved! Another fun option would be a caramel apple bar— keeping that in mind for next year! 

Whether you’re celebrating with your immediate family or virtually with your family & friends, celebrating new traditions or old, I hope you have a wonderful #Thanksgiving season!

happy holidays,

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