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Four Local Holiday-Inspired Cocktails for Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, take the opportunity to grace the table with more than just your favorite foods. In other words, don't forget to bring a few liquid treats with you too.

Because when Dad delivers his annual table-side speech and after the entire family has asked you about your job (and love life), you'll need a few ingredients on hand to whip up -- and quickly down -- any of these holiday-inspired cocktails.

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El Camino Pumpkin Pie Margarita

Nothing says fall like pumpkin pie. We've all had the latte, bread, and whatever else you can make pumpkin -- but what about a margarita? El Camino in Delray Beach has whipped up a delicious version of the Mexican specialty with a few added flavors. The creamy concoction is perfect for Thanksgiving and good enough to make all year long.

1 oz. Cinnamon tequila

1 oz. RumChata liqueur

1/4 oz. Allspice

1 Bar spoon of pumpkin purée

2 Dashes of walnut bitters

Combine all ingredient and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake for 10 seconds, making sure pumpkin purée has mixed well. Serve straight up, or on the rocks. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and toasted pumpkin seeds.

Del Frisco Grille White Chocolate Candy Cane Martini

Spice up any party or evening with your own version Del Frisco's white-chocolate candy-cane martini. The crushed candy-cane garnish gives it a unique look and makes it the perfect after-dinner dessert drink.

1.5 oz. Stoli Vanilla vodka

.75 oz. Godiva White Chocolate liqueur

.5 oz. Peppermint Schnapps

2 oz. Half and Half

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and shake 10-15 times. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with crushed candy cane.

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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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