Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and while many people prefer all the delicious dishes the holiday brings…we’re also looking forward to the drinks! To kickstart the celebrations, here are 10 of the most tasty Thanksgiving drinks and cocktail recipes that will amaze you and your guests!

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. -William Arthur Ward

Fall Harvest Sangria

All the fall harvest in one drink!
All the fall harvest in one drink! Source: Eat Yourself Skinny

Let’s start this list with that the season has best to offer: its delicious harvest! This tasty sangria recipe by Eat Yourself Skinny is the perfect drink for Thanksgiving, since it combines lots of seasonal produce:

  • Apples
  • Pear
  • Orange
  • Pomegranate
  • Cinnamon
  • Etc.

The drink is a must for your fall celebrations!

Apple Cider Moscow Mule

This will be your new favorite fall drink!
This will be your new favorite fall drink! Source: Joyful Healthy Eats

Apple cider is also a must for this holiday season, but this recipe by Joyful Healthy Eats takes the crowd-pleaser to a whole new level! Combined with vodka, ginger beer, lime juice, and cinnamon, the cocktail gets even better and will definitely be a hit at any party!

Pumpkin Russian Cocktail

Pumpkin flavors on the drinks, too!
Pumpkin flavors on the drinks too, please! Source: Lively Table

Fall is pumpkin season, so we had to add a delicious cocktail featuring pumpkins here, of course! The pumpkin spice latte gets a boozy upgrade in this recipe by Lively Table, transforming it into tasty White Russian that everybody will love.

And it gets better:

The drink only takes about 5 minutes to prepare! It’s perfect to sip during Thanksgiving and still have time to prepare all the side dishes!

Cranberry Cinnamon Whiskey Sour

Craving for some cranberry flavor?
Craving for some cranberry flavor? Source: Baker By Nature 

Cranberry sauce? Nah, in this year’s Thanksgiving you’ll be craving this cranberry cocktail instead! The eye-catching drink above is a party of flavors, combining:

  • Fresh cranberries
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Lemon juice
  • Orange juice
  • Whiskey

Ready to savor it? You can find all the details over at Baker By Nature.

Bourbon Pecan Pie Cocktail

The pecan pie flavors make this drink even more special
The pecan pie flavors make this drink even more special! Source: Basil and Bubbly

Love indulging in a pecan pie? Then you have to try this fun cocktail recipe by Basil and Bubbly! The delicious combination of bourbon, vodka, and liqueur will keep you warm this fall and winter, just be careful not to indulge too much!

And the best part:

If you’re not a fan of those drinks that takes a while to prepare, you’ll be happy to know you’ll only need about a minute to get this bad boy ready!

Spiced Pear Gin Fizz

Are you a gin fan?
Are you a gin fan? Source: Jelly Toast Blog

If your drink of choice is gin, then you have to try this fall-themed cocktail from the photo above. Here, your favorite gin is combined with a simple spicy syrup made of pear, star anise and cardamom, which adds some sweetness to the mix.

For balance, lemon juice is added to bring a bit of tang to the drink, making it a delicious cocktail that can impress. Get all the details over at Jelly Toast Blog!

Earl Grey Bourbon Punch

A tasty crowd-pleaser!
A tasty crowd-pleaser! Source: Bon Appetit

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is a pretty tough commitment, and a tasty punch is a great way of making it a little bit easier. This recipe from Bon Appetit is a total crowd-pleaser, combining:

  • Earl Grey tea
  • Lemon juice
  • Bourbon
  • Brandy
  • Thyme and rosemary
  • And honey to add some sweetness

And the best part:

This is a great make ahead recipe! You can make the syrup and tea 3 days ahead, while the punch can be made the day before.

Sparkling Pomegranate Mimosas

Mimosas are the perfect drink for Thanksgiving!
Mimosas are the perfect drink for Thanksgiving! Source: Joyful Healthy Eats 

Want to make your Thanksgiving party even better? Then make sure you prepare some of these delicious mimosas! The bubbly drink will definitely make everybody happy with its delicious combination of pomegranate juice and seeds, rosemary and champagne.

I bet you can’t wait to try it! Get the full details at Joyful Healthy Eats!

Creamy Maple Martini

This martini will make your Thanksgiving even better!
This martini will make your Thanksgiving even better! Source: Finding Home Farms

For the martini fans, we added to this list this creamy, fall-themed deliciousness from Finding Home Farms. The indulgy recipe makes a fantastic mix maple syrup and vodka, that you just have to try to understand the hype. (And be ready to get hooked on it!)

Homemade Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is the season’s official drink!
Mulled wine is the season’s official drink! Source: A Spicy Perspective

There’s nothing better than finishing this list with a known crowd-pleaser. A rich and dark mulled wine is a must at any holiday season, and this recipe has all the festive flavors you’re craving:

  • red wine
  • apple cider
  • orange juice
  • fresh fruit
  • aromatic spices

Ready to taste your new favorite mulled wine recipe? Check out the full details over at A Spicy Perspective!

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