Perfect Thanksgiving Cocktails
The Wine and Spirits Cellar
This Thanksgiving, we’re very grateful for these fun, delicious Thanksgiving cocktail recipes. You could break open your favorite bottle of wine. We think these cocktails make a special occasion like Thanksgiving dinner all the more special. Have drinks FAR more festive than a plain ol’ bottle of red.
The holidays are the perfect time to brush up on your home bartending skills. And what better way to greet your guests than with an apple cider mimosa? We love mixing up a signature cocktail to complement our Thanksgiving feast, as it adds that certain special something to the table. Thankfully, the most classic cocktails also happen to be some of the simplest too.
And if you’re in the mood for a warming nightcap, we’ve got plenty of drinks that will warm you up on a crisp night, like mulled wine, a Hot Toddy, or an Irish coffee. We also have tons of tips from bartenders on how you can make the best holiday cocktails, so you can stay merry all season long.
Pro tip: These fall-flavored cocktails taste even better with our favorite Thanksgiving apps or a slice of pumpkin pie or apple pie. Crowd still thirsty? For more festive drinks, try our amazing Thanksgiving punch ideas and fall sangrias!
Apple Cider Mimosas
Mimosas are the brunch cocktail; however, as the weather gets colder, we all start looking toward more comforting, autumnal flavors. This is the perfect, fall twist on the classic and gives you another reason to celebrate the season.
We love how the oaky, vanilla-y flavors that come from your favorite whiskey are so well complemented by the fresh ginger and lime in a classic Moscow Mule. It’s the perfect slight twist on the classic that will surprise your guests and have them singing your praises (or maybe writing a limerick about you).
The sweetness and subtle nuttiness of the hazelnut liqueur Frangelico is the perfect partner to rich Irish cream. The almost inevitable whipped cream mustache that follows is highly worth it.
Washington Apple Shot
The Washington Apple Shot is a breed of the Washington Apple Cocktail made with whiskey—typically Canadian-style—apple schnapps, and cranberry juice. We added pomegranate to jazz it up! It’s a drink that’s crisp, pungent, and refreshing, one that you want to sip on for a little while.
Pecan Pie Martini
These martinis might look innocent, but trust us, they pack a punch. If you’re looking for a slightly more tame holiday cocktail, check out another one of our favorites: our classic mulled wine.