19 Must-Try Thanksgiving Cocktails

Mixing Thanksgiving cocktails adds a special touch to the holiday, celebrating with flavors that embody autumn. These drinks feature ingredients like cinnamon, pumpkin, cranberries, and apples, complementing the season’s culinary themes. They’re perfect for unwinding after a hearty meal, offering a refreshing and festive way to close the evening. As someone who enjoys crafting these seasonal libations, my favorites enhance the holiday’s warmth and fellowship. These recipes are simple yet impactful, creating moments to cherish among the traditional feast. I recommend exploring this roundup to discover the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving celebration.

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A Thanksgiving cocktail, embodying the spirit of the holiday. The cocktail, in the foreground, is served in a decorative glass, filled with a warm amber liquid, reminiscent of autumn colors. It's garnished with a cinnamon stick, a slice of orange, and a sprig of rosemary. Around the glass, the table is festively decorated with small pumpkins, colorful fall leaves, and a few acorns. The background features a cozy Thanksgiving setting, with a warmly lit dining room, a table set with fine china and candles, and a window showing a view of a garden with trees bearing autumn foliage. The soft glow of the setting sun adds a warm and inviting ambiance to the scene.

19 Thanksgiving Cocktail Ideas

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: thanksgiving cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner


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19 Must-Try Thanksgiving Cocktails
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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