Thanksgiving cocktails might not be your first thought when it comes to Turkey day, but it can be the extra touch that takes your family gathering to the next level.
Whether you’re starting your day out with a Thanksgiving morning mimosa, or capping off your family feast with a pumpkin-flavored sundowner, these drink recipes are sure to become the perfect accompaniment to your festivities.
Forget juggling cocktail shakers like you’re Tom Cruise in a pilgrim hat. We’re sharing Thanksgiving cocktails that are so quick and easy, they’ll be the most impressive thing you’ve made since our make ahead Thanksgiving appetizers.
These drinks will get all the ‘oooohs’ and ‘aaaaahs’ from your guests, and of course, we have some non-alcoholic drink options for younger members of the family and drivers.
Our Tips for Thanksgiving Cocktails
Before we get started:
You will need a basic cocktail mixing set – if you don’t have one already
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- Pumpkin pie martini
We’re starting with possibly the perfect drink to enjoy at for Thanksgiving or right through fall!
- Thanksgiving margarita
Who doesn’t love a classic margarita? This recipe gives it a smooth, sweet, and spicy fall-themed twist.
- Spiced pear gin cocktail
Gin is having such a moment right now, so this unusual concoction will make you seem ultra hip!
- Caramel apple cider mimosa
This decadent and delicious cocktail will keep sweet-toothed drinkers happy.
- Pumpkin spice white Russian
Pumpkin spiced latte lovers will go nuts for this creamy, fragrant drink.
- Apple & gin autumn cocktail
Tart, slightly sweet and smooth with a fruity apple taste.
- Cinnamon apple cider mimosa
These three ingredient wonders pack a punch but are still light enough to enjoy earlier in the day. If you’re looking for a welcome tipple to provide for your guests, this could be it.
- Bourbon pecan pie cocktail
This cocktail is so sweet, it could almost be dessert, but don’t let that fool you. It’s a strong one.
- Easy bourbon apple cider cocktail
Apple cider takes on a grown-up twist with the addition of meaty bourbon. This is what to drink to warm you up on a crisp fall day.
- Autumn hard apple cider sangria
Proving that sangria isn’t just for the lazy days of summer. If you want a self-serve cocktail you can put out in pitchers, this is a good pick.
- Sparkling cranberry ginger cocktail
This seasonal cocktail is so pretty, it could be the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving table.
- Harvest punch
This fruity party punch is such a crowd pleaser, it might just disappear before you have a chance to pour yourself a glass.
- Apple whiskey sour
Blended with apple juice, bourbon whiskey, lemon, and simple syrup, this is a classic easy cocktail dressed up for the season.
- Sage-fig cocktail
For something a little left-field, how about this sage-fig cocktail with a healthy dose of rum.
- Pumpkin punch
With apple cider, real pumpkin, and cream soda. This is a unique and fun holiday drink that everyone can enjoy.
- Thanksgiving cider sangria
A seasonal Thanksgiving cocktail with apple cider, red wine, harvest fruits and spices. What more could you want?
- Non-alcoholic spicy pear punch
This spicy pear punch is non-alcoholic, so you can drink it all day long – and with a beverage that tastes this good, you’ll want to!.
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