30 Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes To Spice Up Your Holidays

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Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

It's time to start thinking about what you'll be serving at your Thanksgiving dinner this year. One of the best ways to get in the holiday spirit is with a delicious drink! Whether it's for yourself or for guests, there are plenty of great recipes out there that will help you find your happy place.

Here are 30 cocktail recipes that will guarantee everyone has a good mood on Thanksgiving Day!

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1. Cranberry Mimosa

Glasses of Cranberry Mimosa

You will be surprised to know that the Cranberry Mimosa is a best-selling cocktail served at most Thanksgiving brunches throughout the country. This drink starts with equal parts champagne and orange juice, and then you add some more for good measure in the form of cranberry sauce, which gives it extra flavor!

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2. Harvest Punch

A glass and punch of Harvest Punch cocktail

Harvest Punch is a refreshing drink perfect for the holidays. With only a few and simple ingredients, it's easy to make and will impress your guests!

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3. Apple Cider Margarita

A glass of Apple Cider Margarita

Thanksgiving is the ultimate foodie holiday, and what would be more appropriate on this special day than a refreshing Apple Cider Margarita? The drink has an autumnal taste that will warm your insides with each sip.

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4. Spiced Pear and Bourbon Sparkler

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Thanksgiving is the best time to spend with family and friends, so why not have some drinks? This recipe for Spiced Pear and Bourbon Sparkler will keep you warm on those chilly Thanksgiving days!

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5. Caramel Apple Mimosa

Glasses of Caramel Apple Mimosa

The perfect drink for a holiday celebration is the Caramel Apple Mimosa. This cocktail has been made from pure love and will surely put you in the mood to enjoy all of our favorite Thanksgiving food!

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6. Hard Cider Spritz

A glass of Hard Cider Spritz

Thanksgiving is all about the food, but what if you want to drink? If Hard Cider Spritz isn't already on your list of possible drinks for this year's feast, then now would be a good time to consider adding it.

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7. Cranberry Cobbler

A glass of Cranberry Cobbler

Thanksgiving is the time for family and friends to come together. But what would be more fitting than a delicious cocktail? This year, try out this Cranberry Cobbler drink! 

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8. Maple Old Fashioned

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The Maple Old Fashioned cocktail tastes like fall in a glass with all flavors you would expect from maple syrup and spices used during this season - just perfect as an afternoon treat on Turkey Day or before dinner.

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9. Apple Toddy

A glass of Apple Toddy

The Apple Toddy is the perfect cocktail for your next Thanksgiving. This drink combines tradition with delicious simplicity, so you can enjoy it year after year without getting bored!

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10. Hot Mulled Cider

A glass of Hot Mulled Cider

The cold days of November are still chilly without a mug full of hot cider to warm you up. This recipe for Mulled Cider will make the perfect drink after dinner on Thanksgiving Day, and it can be made in under 10 minutes!

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11. Bourbon Negroni

A glass of Bourbon Negroni

For a traditional Thanksgiving, make the Bourbon Negroni. This rich and spicy drink will help you savor all of your favorite dishes with a twist!

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12. Mulled Red Wine Sangria

Glasses of Mulled Red Wine Sangria

Thanksgiving is almost here! Are you busy cooking up a delicious menu for your Turkey Day celebration? If not, don't worry because we've got the perfect cocktail recipe to spice things up. 

This Mulled Red Wine Sangria sounds like just what everyone needs this season--frivolous and refreshing!

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13. Sparkling Cranberry Quencher

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Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most stressful days, but making cocktails beforehand will make it easier for you. This Sparkling Cranberry Quencher recipe tastes great and can be served cold!

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14. Honey Punch

A glass of Honey Punch

Honey Punch is a classic drink to have on Thanksgiving, and it can be made with so many different kinds of liquors! Which means there's bound to be something for everyone.

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15. Pomegranate Margarita

A glass of Pomegranate Margarita

This Thanksgiving, you'll want to make the Pomegranate Margarita. This drink is best served as an after-dinner cocktail and will satisfy your sweet tooth with its addition of pomegranate juice!

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16. Frozen Pomegranate Margarita

Glasses of Frozen Pomegranate Margarita

The wintery feeling of Frozen Pomegranate Margarita is best enjoyed when it's cold outside. This refreshing cocktail will keep you cool, and can be made ahead so that guests don't have to wait for their turn!

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17. Sparkling Rose Blood Orange Sangria

Glasses of Sparkling Rose Blood Orange Sangria

The holidays are just around the corner, and that can only mean one thing - Thanksgiving! What goes best with America's biggest holiday? Sparkling Rose Blood Orange Sangria. This recipe will have your family members asking for seconds before they even finish their first glass of this delicious drink.

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18. Pumpkin Pie Punch

A glass of Pumpkin Pie Punch

You won't be able to resist this delicious, sweet drink that is perfect for your next gathering. It's also great if you want an easy recipe on hand during the Thanksgiving season!

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19. Chocolate Pecan Cream Martini

A glass of Chocolate Pecan Cream Martini

The Chocolate Pecan Cream Martini is a delicious twist on the traditional Thanksgiving favorite of turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. This cocktail combines sweet chocolate with an earthy flavor that will have you wanting more than just one!

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20. Apple Pie Cocktail

A glass of Apple Pie Cocktail

For the best Thanksgiving cocktail, you'll want to try an Apple Pie. It has a light and smooth taste with hints of cinnamon and caramel that will remind everyone of their favorite holiday dessert!

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21. Apple Cider Aperol Spritz

Glasses of Apple Cider Aperol Spritz

The Apple Cider Aperol Spritz is the perfect drink to start your Thanksgiving dinner. It has an exotic taste that will tantalize your taste buds and get you in the spirit of thanksgiving! The ingredients are easy enough for even beginners!

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22. Thanksgiving Punch

Glasses of Thanksgiving Punch

This Thanksgiving Punch is the perfect drink to get you in a festive mood this year. It comes topped off with pomegranate and blood orange soda, bourbon, brandy- all of which are best paired together! 

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23. Salted Caramel White Russian

A glass of Salted Caramel White Russian

Salted Caramel White Russian is a perfect way to enjoy Thanksgiving. The rich, sweet flavor of this delicious drink will have you feeling satisfied without overdoing it on the sugar! Plus, not only can it be made ahead so there's no stress when guests arrive at your doorsteps looking for that first glass.

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24. Pear And Ginger-Sage Champagne

Glasses of Pear And Ginger-Sage Champagne

A cocktail for the whole family to enjoy, this Pear and Ginger-Sage Champagne Cocktail will be sure not disappoint. It's best served in a stemless wine glass with one slice of pear on top!

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25. Harvest Margarita

A glass of Harvest Margarita

The Harvest Margarita is the perfect cocktail to enjoy on Thanksgiving day. It mimics flavors of pumpkin pie, fresh lemons, and sugar while still feeling festive enough for your holiday gathering!

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26. Whiskey Cranberry Slush

A glass of Whiskey Cranberry Slush

This slush cocktail is the perfect party drink for your Thanksgiving day. It is light and refreshing without being too sweet, so you can enjoy them all evening long as well!

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27. Aperol Sparkler

A glass of Aperol Sparkler

The Aperol Sparkler is a must-have for your Thanksgiving table. The best part about it? You can make an ample amount ahead of time so by the time guests arrive, all that's left to do is pour their drink!

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28. Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned

A glass of Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned

If you are looking for an easy-to-have cocktail, try the Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned. It only takes 5 minutes to prepare and has a deep spicy flavor that will keep your guests warm on those chilly November days!

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29. Bloody Mary Shots

Three shots of Bloody Mary Shots

The perfect cocktail for the day of giving thanks, Bloody Mary Shots are a savory and spicy appetizer. Served up in one, these delightfully chilly drinks pack quite an alcoholic punch with their rich tomato juice base that will have you feeling thankful before even taking your first sip!

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30. Pecan Pie Shake

A glass of Pecan Pie Shake

The Pecan Pie Shake is the ultimate way to enjoy Thanksgiving. It's best when served with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg, but if you want even more flavor- try adding cinnamon or ground ginger too!

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