Thanksgiving Mixology Party

Get Your Holiday Mixology Party On!

with JABnow Organic Cocktail Mixers and the Great Holiday Recipes Below

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Everything you need to throw an instant, highly creative mixology party at the holidays, even the recipes, is listed below. Enter your email on www.JABnow.com for more unique and easy mixology party ideas. 

RECOMMENDED JABnow COCKTAILS FOR THIS HOLIDAY MIXOLOGY PARTY

USE JABnow Orange Lemon, Lemon Lime or Grapefruit Lime MIXER FOR THESE COCKTAILS

(Makes 1 Cocktail) 

Cranberry Cinnamon Whiskey Sour: Shake 0.5 oz. each orange lemon and lemon lime JAB, 2 oz. whiskey/bourbon, 4 oz. cranberry juice. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, orange slice and frozen cranberries.

Brandy, Citrus and Pineapple Punch: Shake 1 oz. lemon lime JAB, 2 oz. brandy, 1-2 oz. pineapple juice, ice. Top with 3-4 oz. club soda. Garnish with lemon slices and a grate of nutmeg. You can easily make this into a punch by upping the ingredients.

Bitter Salty Perro: Shake 1 oz. grapefruit lime JABnow, 1.5 oz. water, 2.0 oz. tequila, dash of bitters. Top with tonic water. Garnish rim of glass with kosher salt.

Daiquiri: 1 oz. lemon lime JAB, 1.5 oz. water, 2 oz. white rum, ice. Garnish with lime slice. This can be blended with ice too, like all JAB cocktails. It’s really nice in a chilled glass!

Or just put out our JABnow mixers, your variety of spirits and liqueurs, ice, cut citrus and glasses and let your guests create! Get your mixology on! 

RECIPES TO GET THE PARTY GOING!

My FATHER’S FAMOUS THANKSGIVING DRESSING — SERVES 8-10         

FOR THE DRESSING

1 loaf of white bread cut in cubes*                       

1 loaf/square of corn bread, cut in cubes              

5 or 6 large stalks celery, diced small       

1 large onion diced small             

1.5 sticks of real butter, plus extra for dotting dressing

2-3 C. chicken stock                  

1t. salt             

1 t. fresh cracked pepper

2 T. rubbed sage*                                                                    

Preheat oven to 350.

Melt butter in large, deep saucepan. Add onion and celery and sauté until soft, not caramelized. Stir in salt, pepper and sage. Pour over white bread, cornbread. Pour in 1 cup of stock. Toss gently. You want the bread coated with stock and onion mixture, but not soggy. Add more stock as needed. You don’t want dry, uncoated bread. Taste mixture to make sure spices are to your liking. Turn into buttered casserole. Dot it with butter. Bake uncovered for 30-45 minutes until warmed and crunchy on top, but not dried out. Enjoy!  

*Bread can be a few days old, but not moldy of course. Leave the crust on. It can be inexpensive bread too. This recipe serves 8-10, with all the other holiday foods you will have to go with it. Cornbread—if your grocery store does not offer already made cornbread, buy Jiffy cornbread mix, make it and use it in this recipe. It is very easy to make from the Jiffy mix. We like a lot of sage, adjust to your taste.   

ROAST TURKEY BREAST — EASY AND THE BEST!

FOR THE TURKEY

1 turkey breast (5-6 lbs. will serve 4-6 people, with some leftover)

Olive Oil

Butter

Rubbed sage

Salt & pepper

1 each orange, lemon, quartered

fresh thyme 

Preheat oven to 350F.

Thaw the breast (in refrigerator) 1-2 days before cooking. To prevent sticking, prepare a roasting pan by spraying with cooking spray, cover it with foil and spray the foil too. Holding breast, rinse under old water, pat dry with paper towels. Mound citrus and thyme in pan and place breast on top of it, breast side up. It should stand. Rub butter between skin and meat (don’t bread skin fully away from meat. You can place some salt, pepper and sage in butter before you place it under the skin for more flavor if you like. Run skin with some olive oil, salt, pepper and sage. Wash hands. Please breast in oven (325 if you have a convection—use it!). Roast breast, basting with juices in pan or chicken stock until it reaches 165 F. Do not overcook breast. Use a meat thermometer. Remove breast from oven and tent with foil for 15-20 minutes to rest and retain meat juices. Slice and enjoy! Serve with dressing recipe above.

Magic pumpkin custard cake — fun and delicious! No need to make a crust

FOR THE CAKE               

½ C. butter                                2 t. cinnamon                

2 C. milk                                                      1 t. ground ginger

4 eggs, separated                             ½ t. ground cloves

1/8 t. cream of tartar                   ¼ t. allspice      

1-3/4 cups powdered sugar             1 C. pumpkin puree

1 t. vanilla                                        1 C. flour                                       

Note: You can substitute 2-3 t. of pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon, ginger, cloves and allspice.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Melt butter and cool. Warm milk and set aside. Whip egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff peaks form. Beat egg yolks and sugar until light. Beat the cooled butter, vanilla and spices; mix in flour. Beat in the pumpkin puree and ½ cup of milk. Add remaining milk slowly with mixer on low, scrape down sides. Gently fold in egg whites by hand. Pour mixture into greased 9X9 pan. Bake for 55-65 minutes. Cake will still be jiggly, but it shouldn’t be runny. Cool cake completely before cutting. Serve with whipped cream. Enjoy! 

WHERE TO BUY

Locally you can get extraordinary food and/or JABnow mixers at the following stores:

Blue Goose, St. Charles, IL (Ingredients & JABnow organic cocktail mixers)

Rogers Park Provisions (Ingredients & JABnow organic cocktail mixers)

Binny’s Beverage Depot (JABnow only, at these locations)

St. Charles, Naperville, Montgomery, Mokena, Lincoln Park, South Loop, Glen Ellyn, Plainfield, Montgomery 

See Where to Buy

NON-ALCOHOLIC

Of course all of the recipes for alcoholic drinks can be made without alcohol easily enough by omitting the alcohol and adding more JAB/water, juices, and club soda or tonic. You can make lemon/limeade and use any of the JAB mixes you love to create a refreshing non-alcoholic drink by adding 1 part JAB mix to 4 parts water or soda, stir, add ice. And JAB mixes travel incredibly well for picnics; just keep them on ice in your cooler after opening. The concentrated, all-natural mixers in small bottles are easy to pack and travel with to create your special cocktails on the spot, anywhere. 

JABnow also makes great “skinny” cocktails. Just use 0.5 oz. of our mixer and 0.5 oz. of water. Still delicious and super citrus flavor!