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Thanksgiving Cocktails: Pumpkin Pie and Garlic Mashed Potato Martinis

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Yes, alas Jones Soda isn't doing its special turkey and gravy soda for Thanksgiving this year. But never fear, you'll still be able to drink your mashed potatoes, and in a martini glass at that, or one of the following holiday specialty cocktails. BTW, not all places are open on Thanksgiving so call ahead if you're really counting on that après-dysfunctional-dinner drink.

For an organic take on the pumpkin pie martini, check out Culver City's green eatery, Akasha. Sip this savory concoction of pumpkin spice vodka, TRU vanilla vodka and Silk pumpkin soy with a dash of nutmeg and a graham cracker and brown sugar rim. Or for something nontraditional, try the spicy Autumn Harvest cocktail ($13) made with Veev acai liqueur, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, housemade pear/apple juice with cardamom, nutmeg and clove.