The Wine and Spirits CellarThanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

November 15, 2022
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Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

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!

Cranberry Orange Whiskey Sour

We crave cranberry cocktails all season long, and this is our go-to cocktail this holiday season. It’s warm and spicy from the whiskey and ginger beer, but refreshing and tart from the cranberry and citrus.

Get the recipe here. 

Moscow Mules

Moscow mules are one of our favorite drinks, but once the leaves start to change, we can’t get pumpkin spice off our minds. We turned the classic drink into this fall version so we can have both all pumpkin season long. If you can’t find pumpkin pie vodka, regular vodka will work well too!

Get recipe here. 

Big Apple Manhattan

This Manhattan uses apple brandy to give it a fruity twist. It’s a strong enough drink to handle any and all holiday hustling, and is perfect served with any of our apple desserts.

Get the recipe here. 

Mulled Wine

Making this mulled wine couldn’t be easier: Combine a bottle of red wine with some orange slices, warm spices, honey, and brandy, and let it simmer for 10 minutes. THAT’S IT. We like using dry varietals like Merlot, Malbec, or Cabernet Sauvignon. But really, your favorite bottle, whatever it may be, should work!

Get the recipe here.