Sipping Italian With Turkey Dinner

Restaurant Critic Craig LaBan compiles a list of crowd-pleasers.

This article, written by Craig LaBan, appears on

Thanksgiving can be predictable when it comes to the drinks. Pinot noir. Zinfandel. All-American choices.

But as a nod to this year’s Italian American-theme menu from chef Joe Cicala, we’ve decided to suggest a splash of Italian flavors, too. For example, why not loosen up the aunts and uncles with a cocktail made to echo some of the same amaro flavors they’ll be tasting in that bird (due to the herbal liqueur used in the brine)?


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