Cocktails & Spirits

Paula Deen & Sandra Lee: A Turdrunken Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and if you haven't made plans, take a page from the Food Network cookbook's two booziest ladies and have a good old fashioned Southern Thanksgiving - complete with lots of booze and an easy to make turducken.



After a meal of turducken washed down with a half dozen fall-inspired cocktails, we're ready to meet the in-laws.

First, Sandra Lee shows us how to make a pitcher (or five) of her easy Pumpkin Pie Spiced martinis:



After we're well lubricated from Sandra Lee's martinis, it's time to make the turducken. Thankfully, Paula Deen recommends buying birds that have already been deboned by the local butcher - because by now we're in no shape to do this ourselves:




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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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