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Thanksgiving is such a fun time, with so many different family traditions. Whether you’re celebrating a Friendsgiving or dining with every single member of your extended family, a good Thanksgiving cocktail goes a long way. These delicious Thanksgiving cocktail recipe ideas will inspire your next gathering!
I like to start hanging out, sipping and snacking in the early afternoon. This fall cheeseboard is great inspiration, to pair with whichever of the Thanksgiving drink ideas below suits your fancy.
Lots of them are easy to make, and yes, these are mixed drinks to serve with turkey, that will pair properly. Want to snazzy it up a bit for your guests? Upgrade your home bar situation with one of our favorite bar carts!
Check out these awesome Thanksgiving cocktail recipe ideas:
This is one of my absolute favorite fall cocktails, as it subtly brings in the flavor of thyme. Thyme pairs wonderfully with turkey, too. It’s a seasonal twist on a classic, that will have everyone raving.
This delicious Boozy Hot Apple Cider recipe has an adult punch to it with brandy and Tuaca added to for an additional warm-up factor. Plus, add homemade boozy whipped cream to make this a treat you will want to drink all winter long!
I have become the “go to” for this tasty, crowd-pleasing cocktail every thanksgiving. It’s lighter, fruitier and more spicy than traditional red wine, so most people can enjoy it, regardless of their affinity for red wine.
A simple white wine sangria recipe featuring cozy & colorful fall ingredients like apple cider, Honeycrisp apples, oranges & cinnamon sticks + a bit of brandy for a kick. The fresh fruit soaks up all the sweet cider & warm cinnamon flavors, which makes it taste and smell heavenly.
An easy white wine sangria featuring gorgeous fall and winter ingredients like cranberries, apples, and oranges + a bit of brandy for a kick. This drink is refreshing, not too sweet, and even slightly healthy with the addition of 100% unsweetened cranberry juice.
Mulled Wine is a traditional holiday beverage made with red wine and mulling spices. Delicious, cozy, and guaranteed to warm you from the inside out, mulled wine is basically everything you want in life come Christmas time.
This slow cooker mulled wine is the ultimate holiday cocktail. Red wine is heated with warming spices like cloves, cinnamon, and star anise to create a comforting Thanksgiving drink that is perfect for a crowd!
This Gorgeous Jamaican Rum Punch is the kind of fun exotic sipper you whip up for guests and parties over the festive season. Just 5 everyday classic ingredients come together in one delicious drink that takes you back to warm Caribbean sunsets all year long.
Ease a Dark and Stormy Cocktail into fall and winter with apple and maple! The flavors of apple, maple and ginger all pair so beautifully with the rum! You'll want to make a pitcher of these!
Bust out your favorite punch bowl or pitcher for our Sparkling Cranberry Orange Punch. With only five ingredients, ring in the holiday with a delicious cocktail made from delicious juices and crisp bubbly. (Scroll to the bottom to see how to make this kid-friendly.)
A cranberry moscow mule is the perfect twist on a classic winter cocktail, with tart cranberries transforming this spiced drink into a holiday classic. Ginger beer, fresh lime juice, and cranberry juice are mixed with vodka for a deliciously refreshing drink.
What better way to enjoy the traditional flavours of Chai Spice than in cocktail form. This Chai Latte Martini swaddles warming spices with vodka to create a smooth and slightly sweet drink that is perfect to savour over autumn and winter.
Cranberry Moscow Mule is the perfect holiday cocktail recipe, be it Thanksgiving, Christmas or 4th of July! Easy to put together, easy to tweak, fun to drink and so delicious! Non-alcoholic version provided.
Nothing screams holiday brunch more than a Pomegranate Mimosa. The light, bubbly, and sweetness this drink offers is perfect to sip while enjoying Christmas Monkey Bread or an amazing egg omelet. Our recipe is personalized for one serving, but seriously… who stops at one? Pace yourself or don’t – that decision is entirely up to you.
The perfect elegant champagne cocktail for any thanksgiving table. This pomegranate Bellini is delicious, festive and so easy to make.
Thanks for checking out these delicious themed cocktails! From ciders, to pumpkin spice and sweet apple pie, these drinks are exactly what you’re craving this holiday season. Let us know which ones you decided to serve after Thanksgiving dinner, tag us (@aspiringwinos) on instagram.
Anne has been studying wine for years - it's a tough gig! She holds her WSET2 and FWP designations, with plans for more. You can most often find her sipping on some sparkling wine - her favs are MCC, cremant and cava, plus of course champagne.
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