Holiday Cheers

What to drink with turkey

We cannot subsist on booze alone. (And nothing good comes of trying.)

So with the holiday season impending, we're breaking from the bars to share the Thanksgiving magic our colleagues in Tasting Table's food department have created.

Introducing the Thanksgiving Gathering Guide 2012, a downloadable digital book stuffed with everything you need to pull off a delicious holiday feast.

In this downloadable digital book, we've collected 25 of our favorite Thanksgiving-friendly recipes–from pastrami turkey to green beans with bacon candy to a decadent sticky toffee pudding–and organized them into one handy guide.

Our Thanksgiving guide also features five indispensable quick-tip videos from our Test Kitchen and an interactive, illustrated ingredient "pantry" designed to be your go-to resource for holiday ingredient queries.

There are three cocktail recipes as well, finely calibrated to stand up to everything: overeating, cheek-pinching aunts, small kitchen fires and more.

But because we know our Top Shelf audience, we've created one more cocktail recipe, a bitters-based, lifting cocktail that promises to work through the tryptophan (see the recipe).

Call it insurance.