Whether you’re hosting family or a few friends, add signature cocktails you will all give thanks for.
So, here’s a selection of delightful Thanksgiving cocktails, each with its distinct charm.
Spiced Pumpkin Martini
- Vanilla Vodka: 2 oz
- Pumpkin Spice Liqueur: 1 oz
- Pumpkin Puree: 1.5 tablespoons
- A dash of Ground Cinnamon
- A splash of Half-and-Half
- Garnish with Nutmeg (optional)
- Garnish with a Cinnamon Stick (optional)
When it comes to cocktails that embody the feel of fall, a Spiced Pumpkin Martini is just what you need.
Start by mixing the vodka, pumpkin spice liqueur, and pumpkin puree.
Add a splash of half-and-half and a dash of ground cinnamon for a flavorful kick.
Next, shake the mixture with ice and strain it into a chilled martini glass.
The rich pumpkin flavor and creamy texture make this among the most delightful Thanksgiving cocktails.
And if you want to be even more extra, garnish with a cinnamon stick or a sprinkle of Nutmeg.
Cranberry Moscow Mule
- Vodka: 2 oz
- Ginger Beer: 4 oz
- Juice of half a Lime
- A splash of Cranberry Juice: A splash
- Garnish with Fresh Cranberries
- Garnish with Lime Slice
Cranberry gives the classic cocktail a Thanksgiving touch.
Mix ginger beer, vodka, and half a lime’s juice with a generous cranberry juice splash.
To make the cocktail more festive, serve it in a copper mug filled with ice.
Garnish the drink with a slice of lime and a few cranberries, and you have one of the most inviting Thanksgiving cocktails.
Apple Cider Mimosa
- Apple Cider: Half of a champagne flute
- Sparkling Wine or Champagne
- Cinnamon Sugar to rim the glass the glass
- Garnish with a Thin Apple Slice
Want a boozy Thanksgiving brunch?
The Apple Cider Mimosa is among the simplest (but elegant) Thanksgiving cocktails.
Just fill half a champagne flute with apple cider and top it off with champagne or sparkling wine.
For a spicy touch, rim your glass with cinnamon sugar and garnish with a slim apple slice.
Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned
- Bourbon: 2 oz
- Pure Maple Syrup: 1 oz
- 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
- Garnish with Orange Peel
- Garnish with Maraschino Cherry
The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail, but you can give it a twist that makes it stronger and one of the most distinct Thanksgiving cocktails.
Mix the maple syrup with bourbon and add two dashes of Angostura Bitters.
Stir the mixture and pour into a lowball glass with one giant ice cube.
Garnish with a maraschino cherry and an orange peel twist to add a citrus aroma and some color.
Fig and Honey Cocktail
- 1 or 2 Fresh Figs for muddling
- Bourbon: 2 oz
- Honey: 1 tablespoon
- Juice of half a Lemon
- Garnish with Fig Slice or Lemon Twist
If you’re looking for a drink that’s beyond ordinary, the Fig and Honey Cocktail is among the most distinct Thanksgiving cocktails you can make.
Grab a shaker, muddle a fig or two inside it, and add lemon juice, bourbon, and a tablespoon of honey.
Shake the mixture vigorously and strain it into a glass filled with ice.
This cocktail deftly blends the sweet honey with the earthy figs to form a unique blend.
These Thanksgiving Cocktails Will Rock Your Holiday
These cocktails offer different flavors and styles to suit your preferences.
They are great accompaniments to your meals and can be great conversation starters if you’re meeting friends or family you haven’t seen in a while.
Cheers to a wonderful and memorable Thanksgiving!