Cheers to family time! Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends, enjoy a delicious meal, and give thanks for all that we have. And what better way to celebrate than with a festive cocktail? Whether you prefer something sweet and fruity or bold and boozy, there are countless Thanksgiving cocktail recipes to choose from. As you gather around the table this Thanksgiving, add some extra cheer with these festive cocktail recipes.
Maple Apple Whiskey Sour
Smooth whiskey pairs up with sweet apple cider and maple syrup, zingy fresh lemon juice, and frothy egg white to make this Canadian take on the classic whiskey sour recipe. With just 5 ingredients, along with ice and apple slices for an attractive garnish, you can rustle up this tasty maple apple whisky sour recipe. It contrasts sweet with sour, and if you like both apple cider and whiskey, you’re going to be in your element when you sip on this.
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Mulled Wine Fireball Jello Shots
Spice up your holiday party with mulled wine Fireball jello shots. A fruity and festive twist on the classic mulled wine.
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Spiced Pineapple Hot Buttered Rum Toddy
A delicious hot spiced rum beverage, this spiced pineapple hot buttered rum is perfect for fall and winter, when the weather gets cooler. It’s a rum toddy which is ideal as a holiday cocktail, and you’d better double up on all the ingredients. That’s because everyone will insist on a second glass! Ingredients for this warm rum drink include black spiced rum and butterscotch schnapps.
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Festive Holiday Cranberry Margarita
A cranberry margarita makes a great Thanksgiving or Christmas cocktail. The yummy combination of silver tequila and triple sec, along with seasonal favourites like cranberries and edible fall flowers, results in a very festive cranberry drink that everyone will adore. Add this cranberry cocktail to your party drink list this holiday season.
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Apple Pie Jello Shots
These delicious little apple jello shots are made with apple cider, cinnamon whiskey, apple whiskey, and some vanilla and lemon to add even more autumnal flavour. The whipped cream and apple pie spice topping finishes the apple pie shots off beautifully.
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Cranberry Orange Prosecco Punch
Cranberry orange prosecco punch is a fun Fall or Thanksgiving cocktail. The orange and cranberry flavours make it festive and fruity, while the prosecco gives it a wonderful amount of fizz. Thanksgiving punch is a great festive drink to serve to guests or you could simply make a pitcher to enjoy over the Thanksgiving period.
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Tasty Apple Cider Mojito – Autumn Cocktail
This apple cider mojito cocktail brings the best of both worlds into one glass. Mojitos are usually refreshing combinations of lime, rum and mint with some club soda and sugar. Apple cider has a very different flavour profile and is fruity, sweet and rich. This boozy cider recipe will be a Fall favourite. Luckily, this spiked apple cider and rum cocktail makes a pitcher, so there is enough to share.
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Toffee Apple Cider Fireball Hot Toddy
This toffee apple cider Fireball hot toddy is a novel take on hot toddy with Fireball whiskey. The butterscotch liqueur and cinnamon whiskey blend beautifully with this hot cider cocktail. You will love the flavour of apple cider and Fireball together in this caramel apple hot toddy recipe.
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Apple Cider And Vodka Cocktail
This Apple Cider Vodka Cocktail will become your favorite fall cocktail. It’s full of seasonal flavors like apples, figs, and cinnamon. Perfect for cool nights by the fire or special celebrations like Thanksgiving or Christmas.
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Apple Cider Sangria With Tons Of Fruit!
This Apple Cider Sangria is bursting with fall flavors. Sweet, spicy and full of wine soaked fruit, it’s sure to be a hit at all your fall celebrations.
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Pomegranate Orange Sangria
This Pomegranate Orange Sangria is the must have sangria for the holidays. It is sweet and refreshing with wine, prosecco, pomegranate juice and fresh squeezed orange juice.
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Blood Orange Crush
Is it five o’clock yet? This Blood Orange Crush is what you need this weekend. It’s sweet, low in calories and filled with fresh blood orange juice. The perfect way to celebrate a long week.
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Apple Butter Old Fashioned
The apple butter old-fashioned recipe is a bourbon-forward cocktail that looks stunning and ticks all the boxes: refreshing, pretty, and delicious. Made with apple butter and bourbon, this cocktail is a perfect fall drink that mixes apple cider and bitters with the warmth of the bourbon to keep away the autumn chill.
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Pumpkin Spice Martini
Say hello to the ultimate cozy fall cocktail! This delectable, creamy pumpkin spice martini is made with just 3 ingredients and a cinnamon sugar rim that guarantees to impress at your next holiday party.
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Thanksgiving Mimosa is the perfect fall cocktail for Thanksgiving breakfast or brunch. Combining cranberry juice and apple cider is a delectable combination. Topped with champagne or proseco to balance the sweet fruit juices plus adds in the bubbly for the holiday season.
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Vodka Hot Chocolate
This delicious Vodka Hot Chocolate recipe is kicking it up a notch with a salty sweet caramel vodka. This easy recipe will turn a simple cup of hot chocolate into a deliciously festive holiday cocktail.
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Cranberry Moscow Mule
A cranberry Moscow mule might just be the perfect drink for holiday entertaining. It’s easy, it’s festive, and of course, it’s straight up delicious. Add a cute sugared cranberry garnish, and BAM! You are impressing all over the place.
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Boozy Pumpkin Spice Latte
This homemade boozy pumpkin spice latte with bourbon is the perfect fall treat. Easy, delicious, and full of cozy, warm flavors, the bourbon just takes it up a notch.
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Fireball Punch Recipe
Fireball Punch “big batch cocktails” are made with orange juice, apple cider, and Fireball whisky that tastes like cinnamon red hot candies. Besides, could it just be the prettiest bowl of Thanksgiving punch?
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Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini Cocktail Recipe
The best Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini recipe, made with homemade pumpkin spice syrup! This cozy fall espresso martini recipe uses Kahlua, vodka, and pumpkin spice simple syrup, and there’s an option to make a Baileys pumpkin spice espresso martini with Bailey’s Irish Cream!
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Bee’s Knees Cocktail
It’s time to take the traditional Bee’s Knees to the next level. This Barrel-Aged Bee’s Knees cocktail is light and crisp with a wonderful warming effect from Bourbon barrel-aged gin and rosemary triple syrup. One might say it’s the “Bee’s Knees”.
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Mulled Wine Recipe
Mulled Wine is a traditional holiday drink made with red wine, brandy, and mulling spices like cloves, star anise, and cinnamon. It’s delicious, cozy, and guaranteed to warm you from the inside out.
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Easy Maple Whiskey Margarita Cocktail
If you’re a fan of classic margaritas, you’ll probably love the whiskey margarita too. It’s a refreshing and delicious cocktail that combines the tangy flavors of fresh lime juice, with tequila with the smoky taste of whiskey and a touch of sweetness from maple syrup.
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Hot Buttered Rum
This is the absolute best Hot Buttered Rum recipe! Dark rum, hot coffee and spiced butter come together to create the most amazing medley of cozy flavors. There’s nothing quite like sipping on a proper hot buttered rum on a chilly day!
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What is a holiday, really, without a fancy beverage in hand? This Thanksgiving, treat yourself to the Holiday Negroni, aka a sparkling Negroni-inspired cocktail made with amber rum and sparkling wine. It comes together in just five minutes and is so yummy, it might disappear just as fast.
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Spiced Orange Gin Spritz Recipe
This Gin Spritz recipe is the perfect aromatic gin cocktail. It starts with brewed black tea that’s simmered in warming spices. It’s a gin spritzer cocktail with orange that’s easy to make, flavorful and zesty and will leave your home smelling like Fall.
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Pumpkin Pie Cocktail
Perfect for fall’s chilly weather, this pumpkin pie cocktail comes together with a simple homemade pumpkin maple syrup (full instructions below), a dash of spiced rum, and a plethora of fall-themed garnishes. I mean, you guys, this drink is garnished with whipped cream and cookies. It’s a cocktail that comes with its own dessert!
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