November 2011

High Spirits November 2011

Author: Krissy Cantelupe

In the Spirit of Giving: The 13th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Organized by St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church and Hudson’s Restaurant

Thanksgiving Day on Hilton Head Island need not be a lonely day for anyone. All are welcome to share turkey, dressing and all the trimmings at a free dinner on November 24th at Hudson’s Restaurant. This is the 13th annual event organized by St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church and Hudson’s to celebrate the meaning of Thanksgiving on Hilton Head Island.

For those who might be alone or unable to prepare a meal, it is important for members of our community to know there is a place for them to go and celebrate this holiday with others. The meal will be prepared by Hudson’s restaurant on Skull Creek with volunteers from the community to help serve the food. There will be lots of good fellowship, entertainment to create a festive atmosphere. Dinner will be served from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

Your donations in the true spirit of Thanksgiving would be greatly appreciated to help a very worthy cause for years to come. All donations on the day of the event will go to The Deep Well Project.
For further information about volunteering call 843-540-7925.

High Spirits

Flavorful Fall
By Krissy Cantelupe

As November bursts forth in a rich array of color, we naturally crave the fruits and spices of the season. So let’s turn our attention to some fun fall cocktails and beers for November.
Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Crème Liqueur
Only available from September to November, this delicious liqueur contains all the flavors of pumpkin pie in a bottle: rich vanilla bean and brown sugar with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve chilled in a graham cracker rimmed martini glass, on the rocks, in coffee as a “creamer” or over vanilla ice cream.
Smirnoff Cranberry Vodka
Of all of the vodkas on the market, this cranberry vodka brings Thanksgiving cocktails to life. After all, it has the distinct cranberry flavor to pair with your turkey feast. Serve with ginger ale, ice and a lime or with soda water, Sprite, or 7-UP. My favorite cocktail is the Cranberry Apple Martini: 1 oz. Smirnoff Cranberry Vodka, ½ oz. Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka, 3 oz. Cranberry Juice and a slice of apple. Shake well with ice, pour into a martini glass and garnish with the apple slice.

Baileys Caramel Apple
This is a fun cocktail that can be served on the rocks or layered in coffee for a warm-up. Take 2oz. of Baileys Caramel Irish Cream, ½ oz. Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka, and ½ oz. Goldschläger. Shake and pour over ice. Or, pour coffee into a mug, then add each of the liquors and garnish with whipped cream; for even more decadence, drizzle a little caramel syrup over the whipped cream.

Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale
Beer drinkers will appreciate seasonal brews such as Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale—brewed with 11 pounds of real pumpkin per barrel (no artificial flavor here) adding a full body and sweetness to this dark reddish amber brew. Deep roasted malts, including a smoked malt, lend a distinct character while traditional pumpkin pie spices give the beer a subtle spice note.

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