Thanksgiving season may look a bit different for everyone this year, but one truth remains: family gatherings and having a tipple or four come hand-in-hand. As you gather together to give thanks, whether clinking glasses and toasting to happy memories, sitting around over a glass of wine with your closest friends, losing round after round to your older and wiser grandparents in cards, or drinking your way through a distant relative’s long-winded tale, wherever your Thanksgiving takes you this year, we have you covered. Not only will we deliver your Thanksgiving meal and serve you up some festive pies, but our talented team of bartenders and sommeliers is sharing their favourite, and most trusted, drinks to help get you through the season.
JD, Osteria Marzia
For me, I like a good, hearty punch with my Thanksgiving meal. Nothing fancy or ostentatious, just a simple recipe that can be made without any stress. A whole Thanksgiving feast is enough to prepare, no need to worry about anything else, but this Caribbean Punch is easy to make and uses household ingredients that complements the spices and aromas of the meal perfectly. All you have to do is pour all the ingredients into a big bowl and mix.
Top Tip: Serve the punch hot or cold but never room temperature.
Plantation Stiggins Fancy Pineapple Dark Original Rum – 450ml
Prosecco – 300ml
Pineapple juice – 450ml
Cranberry juice – 300ml
Lime juice – 150ml
Sugar syrup – 100ml
Cloves – 20pcs
Star anise – 7pc
Cinnamon stick – 7pc
Allspice – 10tsp
Arnaud Bardary, Buenos Aires Polo Club
As Thanksgiving is celebrated as the weather gets cooler, I suggest a red wine. If a full-bodied red is more your style, look no further than an Argentinian Malbec, a savoury wine with spice notes that pair beautifully with almost every festive feast.
If you are eating a lot of rich food, I also like to recommend lighter and more delicate wines, which surprises people. However, with the food already being so heavy, a full-bodied wine to pair can saturate your palate and it can be hard to have more than a couple of glasses. If you choose a more delicate Pinot Noir from Burgundy, its light and refreshing finish can balance out the meal.
Johann Kwon, Crown Super Deluxe
Thanksgiving is often a time when you are surrounded by family and friends, making it one of the most important and memorable times of the year. I tend to start the evening off with a more weighty and opulent style white wine, something like a Domaine Naturaliste Artus Chardonnay. This gem from Western Australia strikes a tender balance between taste, fragrance and texture. It showcases an outstanding structure, creaminess and a touch of butterscotch flavour, but at the same time, it possesses phenomenal minerality and freshness on both the nose and palate.
When we sit for our dinner I will move to a red wine, which is often hard to pair with the smokiness of the turkey and the richness of the gravy. Fantinel Vigneti Sant’Helena Refosco from Friuli, Italy is one of my favourite reds and it is wonderful value, which makes it an attractive option for a big party. It is a well-balanced, easy-going wine that will pair well with all the dishes on the table.
To order your Thanksgiving Delivered meal please email here or view the menu here. Burger Circus’ nostalgic Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Spice Milkshake are available in-house and via GO through the end of November, and Butter’s Tennessee-Whiskey Caramel Pecan is available for delivery 23-30 November and must be preordered 48-hours in advance via GO or through Butter Cake Shop.