As the saying goes, there’s nothing “as American as apple pie.” While the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag did not eat the fruit-filled dessert at the first Thanksgiving dinner back in 1621 (also skipping cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes – both of which were not invented yet), it’s been a staple on holiday tables in our country since the 18th century. That’s a lot of pie.
This year, why not shake up your Thanksgiving tradition a bit? Head to the bar at Hotel Viking’s One Bellevue Restaurant and drink your apple pie. The stellar cocktail list features several autumn concoctions including Tuscan Apple Pie: Tuaca Tuscan liquer, Applecom apple liqueur, apple cider and ground cinnamon. Hey, if you’ve gotta’ spend the day slaving away in the kitchen, you might as well partake in some pre-work imbibing. Don’t worry, if you have one too many apple cocktails just stay for dinner: Hotel Viking’s Bellevue Ballroom offers a Thanksgiving spread that includes a raw bar and a decadent carving station. Yes, please.