It’s the same story every year: You host Thanksgiving and cook up a massive feast. Your friends and family glut themselves as best they can, but you’re still left with a fridge full of leftovers. Whatever you do, don’t throw any of that glorious bounty away—it’s good for more than just sandwiches. Conquer the annual food waste by turning your Thanksgiving leftovers into cocktails.
Pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, yams and even your Thanksgiving turkey can be repurposed as cocktail ingredients. Whip these drinks up between first and second dinner on Thanksgiving, or pair them with brunch on Black Friday (and all weekend long). It’s the responsible, seasonal and delectable thing to do.