17 Easy Thanksgiving Cocktails – Best Drink Recipes for Thanksgiving

17 Easy Thanksgiving Cocktails – Best Drink Recipes for Thanksgiving

When mom starts nagging you about your love life over Thanksgiving dinner, down one of these.

By
Dara Adeeyo

Aug 2, 2016

1. Cranberry Gingersnap

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2 oz. vodka

2 oz. ginger beer

Cranberry juice

Lemon juice

Grounded ginger

Garnished: ginger snap cookie and white chocolate shavings

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a glass. Top with white chocolate shavings and garnish with a ginger snap cookie.

Source: Sugar Factory

2. Pass the Turkey

17 Easy Thanksgiving Cocktails - Best Drink Recipes for Thanksgiving

1½ oz. Wild Turkey 101

2 oz. apple cider

1 Tbsp. cranberry jelly

1 sage sprig

1 thyme sprig

Muddle sage and thyme with apple cider in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, bourbon, and cranberry jelly. Shake well and strain over ice in a glass rimmed with turkey jus and breadcrumbs.

Source: Wild Turkey Bourbon

3. Champagne-Orange

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1 sugar cube

3 dashes orange bitters

3 oz. Champagne

Garnish: Orange twist

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and pour into a glass.

Source: The Chelsea Market Cookbook: 100 Recipes from New York’s Premier Indoor Food Hall

4. Three Pumpkins Martini

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2 oz. Three Olives Classic Vodka

2 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur

1 tsp. whipped cream

Garnish: cinnamon stick

Combine vodka and pumpkin liqueur in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a glass. Top with whipped cream and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Source: Three Olives Vodka

5. Happy Harvest

17 Easy Thanksgiving Cocktails - Best Drink Recipes for Thanksgiving

2 oz. Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka

5 red grapes

Splash grapefruit juice

Lime, squeezed

Club soda

Garnish: lemon twist

Muddle grapes in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, vodka, and grapefruit juice. Shake and strain into a glass. Top with club soda and a squeeze of lime. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Source: Skinnygirl Cocktails

6. Strongbow Spice

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4 oz. Strongbow Hard Cider

1½ oz. cinnamon whiskey

1 oz. Pomegranate juice

1 tsp. pomegranate seeds

Combine all ingredients in a glass and stir.

Source: Strongbow Hard Cider

7. Warm and Toasty

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1½ oz. Bourbon

1½ oz. The Perfect Purée Cranberry puree

5 oz. hot apple cider

Whipped cream

Dash of cinnamon powder

Garnish: apple slice

Combine hot apple cider, cranberry puree, and bourbon in a coffee mug. Stir and top with whipped cream and cinnamon powder. Garnish with an apple slice.

Source: The Perfect Purée

8. Salted Caramel Chai Sangria

17 Easy Thanksgiving Cocktails - Best Drink Recipes for Thanksgiving

750 mL EFFEN Salted Caramel Vodka

750 mL cranberry apple cider

1 qt. pinot noir

1 qt. Tazo Chai Tea

3 oz. Lemon juice

2 red apples, sliced

1 pt. blackberries

Club soda

Combine vodka, cider, wine, tea, and juice in a pitcher. Add fruit and stir. Top with club soda.

Source: EFFEN Vodka

9. Blood Orange Bellini

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1 oz. Blood orange puree

½ oz. DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps

4½ oz. sparkling wine

Garnish: orange twist

Combine all ingredients in champagne flute and garnish with twist.

Source: Newport Rhode Island’s Castle Hill Inn

10. Pumpkin Pie Martini

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1½ oz. Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice

1½ oz. Absolut Vodka

Garnish: orange zest

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a glass. Garnish with an orange zest.

Source: Kahlúa

11. Cidertini

17 Easy Thanksgiving Cocktails - Best Drink Recipes for Thanksgiving

1 oz. Malibu Island Spiced

3 oz. cider

Pinch cinnamon powder

Garnish: cinnamon stick

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and pour into a glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Source: Malibu Rum

12. Blood Orange Cider

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2 oz. SKYY Infusions Blood Orange

6 oz. hot apple cider

Nutmeg

Garnish: cinnamon stick

Combine ingredients in a glass. Sprinkle with nutmeg and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Source: Rael Petit, Mulberry Project

13. Pinot Punch

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2 oz. Barrymore Pinot Grigio

½ oz. pomegranate juice

¾ oz. Lemon juice

¾ oz. brown sugar syrup

3 cranberries

3 sage leaves

Muddle cranberries and sage leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add brown sugar syrup, lemon juice, pomegranate juice and wine. Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass. Garnish with sage and cranberries.

Source: Barrymore Wines

14. Pilgrim Punch

17 Easy Thanksgiving Cocktails - Best Drink Recipes for Thanksgiving

1 oz. Shellback Spiced Rum

1 oz. Irish whiskey

¼ oz. vanilla schnapps

¼ oz. lemon juice

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

2 oz. brut champagne

Combine brown sugar and liquids except champagne in cocktail shaker. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with champagne.

Source: Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

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15. Cider Sangria

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½ bottle Pavan Liqueur de France

1 bottle hard apple cider

½ c. apple juice

2 tbsp. lemon juice

1 red apple, cubed

1 green apple, cubed

1 orange, thinly sliced

Pour Pavan in a pitcher filled with with apples, orange, apple juice, lemon juice. Just before serving, add the hard cider. Serve over ice.

Source: Pavan Liqueur de France

16. Sinful Apple Pie

17 Easy Thanksgiving Cocktails - Best Drink Recipes for Thanksgiving

¼ oz. SinFire Cinnamon Whisky

¼ oz. apple schnapps

¼ oz. pineapple juice

Combine all ingredients in a glass filled ice and stir.

Source: SinFire Cinnamon Whisky

17. Fallen

17 Easy Thanksgiving Cocktails - Best Drink Recipes for Thanksgiving

½ oz. Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon

4 oz. Vandermill Hard Cider

¼ oz. brown sugar

1 dash walnut bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin that is sitting in hot water. Stir slightly until warm, then pour into a glass.

Source: Sarah Mengoni, bartender at Chicago’s South Water Kitchen

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