15 Straightforward Cocktails For Thanksgiving • Kath Eats

From pomegranate mules to an apple cider Aperol spritz, I’m sharing straightforward seasonal cocktails for Thanksgiving that you and your friends will love.

‘Tis the season for seasonal sips.

Throughout the vacation season, Thomas and I take pleasure in buying and selling in our typical glass of sturdy purple wine for a fall flavored drink. 

Whereas meals typically takes the driving force’s seat, a signature cocktail could make any special day much more extraordinary!

Admittedly my favourite liquor is bourbon. I’m all in regards to the Previous Usual with a big dice, and new to the checklist is the Boulevardier – my 2023 cocktail of the 12 months that I found in Anguilla final 12 months (made with smoked ice – omg so good!) This checklist options a lot of fall flavors (maple, cinnamon, spice) and a mixture of totally different ranges of cocktail mixology degree. 

Prep forward of time so you’ll be able to benefit from the social gathering

Play bartender forward of time so you’ll be able to focus in your friends whereas the social gathering begins. Pre-mixing or prepping elements will allow you to combine drinks quick. I like something that may be made in batches to save lots of fingers free time on the social gathering. 

If you wish to serve a festive beverage to your friends this Thanksgiving, I’m sharing some straightforward cocktails for Thanksgiving which can be made with actual elements like cranberry juice and spicy ginger beer (none of these pre-made mixes are wanted for one of the best fall cocktails). 

Shout out to the mocktails

Whereas cocktails get all the eye, you could need to miss the alcohol for a few of these mixes on your friends who won’t need the alcohol. 

Right here’s a listing of 10 alcohol-free cocktail drinks in case you’re seeking to go extra in that route. Right here’s one other nice checklist that’s vacation themed. 

Straightforward Cocktails For Thanksgiving

Whether or not you favor vodka, gin, bourbon, tequila, and even champagne, this roundup of beautiful spirits are good to pair together with your Thanksgiving charcuterie board, cranberry sauce, apple pie, and the whole lot of your feast – no matter you is perhaps serving!

1. Kath’s Pumpkin Spice Bubbly

Kicking off the checklist is an easy accent to any home champagne or glowing wine you’ve gotten readily available: a pumpkin spice sugar rim!

That is a simple technique to customise an after-dinner glass of champs. You’ll be able to put together the glasses with the spiced rim earlier than entertaining and friends simply must pour within the wine.

It’s the proper sweet-and-spiced taste for the vacations!

Strive it with a non-alcoholic glowing wine too, like Certainly


  • 1 Tbsp uncooked sugar, not brown sugar 
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tbsp actual maple syrup


Combine the sugar and pumpkin pie spice on a small plate. You may want extra relying on the variety of glasses – in case you scale up, simply goal for equal elements of sugar and spice.

Pour the maple in a small bowl. Dunk your glass to coat the sting. Instantly dip within the spiced sugar.

Pour rigorously in order to not disturb the sugar! 

2. Cranberry Bourbon Bitter by way of Half Baked Harvest 

I like bourbon, so this cocktail calls my title! Selfmade cranberry-orange easy syrup, warming bourbon, contemporary citrus, and candy candied rosemary.

This drink is straightforward to create; merely combine every part collectively for a merry cocktail that’s completely sweetened and so scrumptious!

This may be made forward of time for straightforward vacation entertaining. I might sip on this all fall and winter.

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3. Vanilla Pear Vacation Punch by way of Cookie & Kate

Make this pear punch on your vacation get-togethers!

It’s not too candy. It tastes like pear, vanilla, spice and every part good.

It’s a easy, straightforward sipper, even with tequila inside. Yep, tequila!

I don’t suppose anybody would complain if this was their Thanksgiving drink.

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4. Honeycrisp Crush by way of How Candy Eats

Honeycrisp apple crush is made with honeycrisp juice, vodka and ginger beer.

This drink is so refreshing as a result of it’s icy and chilly and filled with apple taste with out tasting like apple cider. 

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5. Pomegranate Moscow Mule by way of Crowded Kitchen

These lovely Pomegranate Moscow Mules are an easy-to-make winter/vacation cocktail.

With pomegranate and orange juice, vodka, lime juice and ginger beer, they arrive collectively in just some minutes.

Excellent for any vacation social gathering!

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6. Pumpkin Spice White Russian by way of The Cookie Rookie

If you happen to’re searching for one thing on the sweeter aspect, this Pumpkin Spice White Russian Cocktail is strictly what that you must be sipping on this season.

This festive fall cocktail brings the proper pumpkin taste to a traditional White Russian with the addition of pumpkin spice creamer. 

Serve in martini glasses in case you’re feeling further elegant. 

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7. Apple Cider Aperol Spritz by way of Pleasure & Oliver

The final word fall cocktail that can match completely in your Thanksgiving desk, this Apple Cider Aperol Spritz is good, sparkly, and has a contact of cinnamon spice!

My VA Hillary loves her an Aperol Spritz

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8. Cinnamon Tequila Bitter by way of The Almond Eater

This Cinnamon Tequila Bitter is the proper fall cocktail that’s made with easy elements like tequila, cinnamon and contemporary lemon juice.

A cinnamon stick makes the best garnish!

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9. Pumpkin Pie Martini by way of the Pioneer Lady

Some individuals love their espresso martinis, however pumpkin pie martinis are my excellent after dinner drink – full with whipped cream on prime.

pumpkin pie martini with frozen whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice

10. Pear Bourbon Smash by way of Simply A Little Bit Of Bacon

As a bourbon gal, this one is true up my alley with maple, lemon, and allspice. 

This pear bourbon cocktail smashes together overripe pears with maple syrup, allspice, and bourbon to make a great fall cocktail. | justalittlebitofbacon.com

11. Boulevardier by way of NY Instances

I’ve to offer a shout out to my new favourite traditional cocktail! It’s mainly a Negroni made with bourbon as a substitute of gin. Whereas this drink is STRONG, it’s SO good! Not for the faint of coronary heart, however good for many who like candy bourbon drinks served up. 


12. Apple of your Rye by way of the Bojon Gourmand

Made as an enormous batch in a pitcher, this recipe options Bulleit rye whiskey, apple cider, and a contemporary apple garnish. Are you able to inform whiskey cocktail recipes are my fave!?


13. Scorching Buttered Rum by way of The Spruce Eats

OK admittedly I’ve by no means had sizzling buttered rum, however doesn’t it sound good? Like if Harry Potter invited you to Thanksgiving cocktails, that is what he’d serve. 

Hot buttered rum with foam layer on top in a glass cup, garnished with a cinnamon stick

14. Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Bitter by way of Cookie + Kate

With simply 4 elements, this bourbon/lemon/maple/cinnamon whiskey bitter is far cozier than {the summertime} model ; ) 

How to make amazing, maple-sweetened whiskey sours at home - cookieandkate.com

15. A Lengthy Winters Nap by way of Feasting at Residence

As a result of that’s precisely what we’re going to want after attempting a few of these recipes! This one options ginger, cardamom, maple syrup, and star anise because the garnish. What an attractive presentation that’s nice for Thanksgiving or Christmas! 

A Long Winter's Nap- A Bourbon cocktail with Maple syrup, ginger, star anise and lemon. A delicious cozy wintery drink! | www.feastingathome.com

Mulled wine? Scorching toddy? Do you’ve gotten a favourite vacation cocktail?

In search of non-alcoholic beverage concepts? Strive these 10 alcohol-free cocktail drinks.

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