From a pomegranate mule to an apple juice Aperol spritz, I’m sharing easy seasonal Thanksgiving cocktails that you and your guests will love.
It’s the season for seasonal sips.
During the holiday season, Thomas and I enjoy trading in our typical glass of strong red wine for a fall-flavored drink.
While food generally takes the driver’s seat, a signature cocktail can make any special occasion even more exceptional!
Simply prepare a delicious holiday punch!
Play bartender ahead of time so you can focus on your guests while getting the party started. Pre-mixing or preparing ingredients will help you mix drinks quickly.
If you want to serve a festive drink to your guests this Thanksgiving, I’m sharing 8 easy Thanksgiving cocktails made with real ingredients like cranberry juice and spicy ginger beer (none of these pre-mixes are necessary for the best fall cocktails).
Shout out to the mocktails
While cocktails get all the attention, you may want to leave the alcohol for some of these mixes for your guests who may not want the alcohol.
8 Easy Thanksgiving Cocktails
Whether you prefer vodka, gin, bourbon, tequila, or even champagne, this round-up of amazing spirits is perfect to pair with Thanks Charcuterie BoardAnd cranberry sauce, and apple pie, and your feast is complete – whatever you’re serving!
1. Cath Pumpkin Spice Bubbly
Kicking off the list is a simple accent to whatever house champagne or sparkling wine you have on hand: Pumpkin spice sugar rim!
This is an easy way to personalize a cup of champs after dinner. You can prep glasses with the spiced rim before entertaining and guests only need to pour the wine.
It’s the perfect sweet and spicy flavor for the holidays!
Try it with a non-alcoholic sparkling wine, too, like sure.
- 1 tablespoon of raw sugar Not brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tablespoon of real maple syrup
Mix sugar and pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl. You may need more depending on the number of cups – if you increase the amount, aim for just equal parts sugar and spice.
Pour maple syrup into a small bowl. Dip your glass to cover the rim. Dip immediately into the spiced sugar.
Pour carefully so as not to disturb the sugar!
2. Cranberry Bourbon Sour via Half Baked Harvest
I love bourbon, so this cocktail is calling my name! Homemade cranberry orange simple syrup, warm bourbon, fresh citrus and sweet rosemary.
This drink is very easy to prepare. Simply mix everything together for a delightfully sweetened cocktail that’s so delicious!
This can be done ahead of time for easy holiday entertaining. I can sip all this fall and winter.
3. Vanilla pear holiday punch via Cookie and Kate
Make this pear punch at your holiday get-togethers!
It’s not very sweet. It tastes like pear, vanilla, spice and everything nice.
It’s a smooth and easy dribble, even with tequila inside. Yes, tequila!
I don’t think anyone would complain if this was a Thanksgiving drink.
4. Honeycrisp crush Via how to eat sweet
Honeycrisp apple cider is made with Honeycrisp juice, vodka, and ginger beer.
This drink is very refreshing because it is icy cold and full of apple flavor without tasting like apple juice.
5. Moscow Mule Pomegranate through the busy kitchen
These pretty pomegranate Moscow mules are an easy-to-prepare winter/holiday cocktail.
With pomegranate, orange juice, vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer, they come together in just a few minutes.
Perfect for any holiday party!
6. Pumpkin spice White Russian via an upward cookie
If you’re looking for something on the sweeter side, the Pumpkin Spice White Russian Cocktail is exactly what you need to sip on this season.
This festive fall cocktail brings the perfect pumpkin flavor to a classic White Russian with the addition of pumpkin spice creamer.
Serve in martini glasses if you’re feeling extra elegant.
7. Apple Cider Aperol Spritz Via Joy and Oliver
The ultimate fall cocktail that goes perfectly with your Thanksgiving table, the Apple Cider Aperol Spritz is sweet, glossy, and has a hint of cinnamon spice!
Hilary my VA loves her and Aperol Spritz!
8. Sour tequila cinnamon Via The Almond Eater
Cinnamon Tequila Sour is the perfect fall cocktail made with simple ingredients like tequila, cinnamon, and fresh lime juice.
A cinnamon stick makes the perfect garnish!
wine taught? hot weather? Do you have a favorite holiday cocktail?
Looking for non-alcoholic drink ideas? try this 10 non-alcoholic cocktail drinks.