Elegant Thanksgiving Menu

No matter how traditional the holiday may be, you can always put your own spin on Thanksgiving. You can add international flavors, make it vegan, substitute another bird for turkey, or just switch up the sides (possibly even the mashed potatoes). In any case, you probably won't want to skip the cranberry sauce and pies. This particular menu has both, but is especially invested in elegance, with drinks and dishes that are refined without being fussy. Start things off with this fall cocktail, made with brandy, apple juice, and sparkling wine, and keep clicking through for more haute holiday recipes.