Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful, to savor the kindness of kin around the hearth, and--wait a minute, who are we kidding? Much as we love the holiday--and, yes, we love you, too, Mom--there are times when Thanksgiving and its attendant family rituals can be, well, an exquisite brand of torture. But we've got your back. To help you cope with the horrors of the holiday, we consulted top cocktail experts to prescribe 10 perfect liquid prescriptions for all sorts of Turkey Day meltdown moments. Cheers!
FIGHT CLUB BREAKS OUT... You're minding your own business, scarfing down the cheese plate before the big meal, when your sister and her husband launch into a Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?-style blowout.
Cocktail cure: "Knock out some Bonded Bourbon Manhattans immediately with extra bitters," says Dale "King Cocktail" DeGroff, the iconic James Beard Award-winning mixologist and author of The Essential Cocktail and The Craft of the Cocktail. "Bonded bourbon isRead More »from Thanksgiving Survival Guide: How to Deal with Your Dysfunctional Family