30 Thanksgiving Cocktails – Tasty mixed drinks for Thanksgiving dinner

A festive celebration like Thanksgiving calls for a festive drink. While beer and wine are all well and good, there’s just something about a cocktail that feels extra special.

Choose one of these 30 recipes and make it the signature Thanksgiving cocktail for your holiday dinner. It’s just what you need to get the night started before heading to the table to party or to take to the table to sip while you dig. Whether it’s a sparkling champagne cocktail or a warming mug of mulled wine to find a favorite in this collection of drinks. And pro-tip: If you’re having a drink that calls for simple syrup, remember it can be stored in the fridge for a few weeks, so go ahead and get a head start.

Classic Cocktails, New and Old

Whether it’s a timeless drink like an old fashioned or martini or something really unique and new, these cocktails are sure to please.

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Cosmopolitan cocktail

A simple cosmopolitan is sweet and spicy and deserves a spot on the roster of classic cocktails.

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Apple Martini

Apple martinis, also known as “appletinis,” are fairly easy to shake up at home and only require a handful of ingredients.

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Cranberry Margarita

The tartness of the cranberries pairs beautifully with the classic margarita trifecta: tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice.

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The best mules in Moscow

This classic cocktail full of spicy ginger sweetness never fails to please.

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The gold rush

Honey, bourbon and lemon juice join forces in this simple and refreshing drink.

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White noise

This low alcohol sipper is a great choice if you’re looking for something not too strong, but still special.

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Arnaud’s French 75

A splash of brandy adds richness and depth to this sparkling cocktail.

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Pomegranate storm

Blood orange liqueur joins forces with sour pomegranate molasses, spicy ginger ale and rum for a well-balanced cocktail that will have your guests guessing the ingredients.

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Pitcher cocktails

The beauty of pitcher cocktails is that it’s easy for your guests to comfortably serve themselves while you’re putting the finishing touches on dinner.

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Holiday Sangria Recipe

A sweet glass of Christmas sangria can make any holiday gathering extra cheerful and cheerful.

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Sparkling rosemary cider

This easy 3-ingredient recipe just calls for vodka, sparkling apple cider, and fresh rosemary.

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The Rye & Honey

A simple honey syrup spiced with star anise, ginger and orange peel is the secret to this fall-inspired whiskey cocktail.

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Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

This fun, seasonal twist on sangria requires just five ingredients: brandy, apple cider, sparkling wine, sliced ​​apples, and pomegranate seeds.

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Cranberry Pitcher Margaritas

This quick 4-ingredient throw margarita recipe is flavored with cranberry juice, making it perfect for the Thanksgiving season.

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3-2-1 Pitcher Margaritas

Serving a crowd, these easy pitcher margaritas are made with just tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice.

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Sparkling White Cranberry Sangria

Not too sharp white cranberry juice is often forgotten, but here it gets the attention it deserves in this festive sangria.

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Budget Pitcher Sangria

This easy recipe is proof that you don’t have to break the bank this Thanksgiving to serve up something fun and festive.

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Hot Cocktails

With the cooler weather comes the need for drinks that warm you from the inside out. These festive drinks certainly fit the bill.

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Tea Hot Toddy

Ginger tea is spicy and soothing in this warm cocktail with whiskey.

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Mulled wine from the slow cooker

Learn the basics of wine mulling and how to make and serve it from a slow cooker.

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Slow cooker wassail punch

Slowly cook apple cider, orange juice, spices, and spicy ginger to a warming wassail punch.

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Hot Brown Buttered Rum Cocktail

A traditional Hot Buttered Rum calls for a pat of butter to each mug, but this version uses nutty brown butter.

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Slow Cooker Spiked Mulled Cider

If you are serving mulled wine to someone who doesn’t want alcohol, a mulled wine station is the best choice to make the drink friendly to everyone.

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The Bourbon Hot Toddy

When the temperature drops, there’s nothing like a hot grog to cheer you up and warm your insides.

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