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Hey Turkey!!!Thanksgiving is just around the corner…

One day to go and  we are ready. We’ve got the turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and pies. But what about cocktails? Why not try and be a little inventive this year with a signature cocktail or punch? Here are a few of recipes using Leblon Cachaça (Brazilian Rum). They taste great and your guests will think you went out of your way to please them. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Pumpkin Caipirinha

Pumpkin Caipirinha

1 ½ oz. Leblon Cachaça

½ Lime

½ oz. agave nectar (or substitute honey)

1 ½ oz. Pumpkin Puree

½ oz. Canton Ginger Liqueur

Cut lime and place in a shaker with agave nectar and muddle. Add crushed ice, Leblon Cachaça, pumpkin puree and Canton in the shaker. Shake well and garnish with nutmeg, pumpkin flesh twist and lime wheel.

Leblon Punch

Leblon Punch Caipirinha

1 Bottle of Leblon Cachaça

½ Bottle brandy

¼ Bottle Cointreau

¼ Bottle Amaretto

3 Bottles Medium body red wine

1 lg. Bottle of soda water

½ Cup of fine white sugar

3 Oranges-sliced

20 Cherries – pitted

3 Apples – chopped

10 Cinnamon sticks

8 Cloves

10 star anise

Combine all ingredients except the soda water into a punch bowl. Let stand for two hours. Just before serving add soda water. Serve over ice in a wine glass.

Pumpkin Martini

Pumpkin Martini

2 ounces Leblon Cachaça

1 ounce Torani Pumpkin Spice

1/4 ounce Torani French Vanilla

1/2 ounce Frangelico

1 tablespoon Pumpkin Puree

1 dash Orange Juice

1 dash Nutmeg & Cinnamon

In a cocktail shaker, add all ingredients and crushed ice. Shake vigorously then strain into a frosted martini glass. Garnish with a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon.

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