Thanksgiving Drink Recipes

Whether you're looking for easy cocktail recipes or mocktail recipes to complete your Thanksgiving meal, we've got you covered with a variety of traditional and holiday-inspired drinks that everyone will love!

Staff Picks

Celebration Champagne Sparkler

Sure, the lemon/maple/cayenne combo may evoke the Master Cleanse detox, but they just taste great together, especially in a glass of bubbles.

Sagey Gin Gimlet

Rating: 3 stars
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Bright and refreshing, this gin gimlet is made with sage-infused simple syrup and muddled fresh sage. This light and festive cocktail is perfect for fall gatherings, such as Thanksgiving. This recipe makes enough simple syrup for about 8 cocktails and can easily be doubled for a crowd.

Mojito Mocktails

Rating: 5 stars
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These minty mojito mocktails would be great at a luncheon, a brunch, a baby shower, a pool party--basically whenever you find that a cool, refreshing beverage would be welcome. Be sure to add the ice cubes and sparkling water just before serving to avoid diluting this pitcher cocktail (which is easily doubled to serve a crowd, by the way).

Winter Honey Whiskey Cocktail

Rating: 5 stars
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Stay a little warmer this winter with this riff on a classic hot toddy. Ginger gives this healthy cocktail a pinch of spice.

Fizzy Rosemary Cider Mocktail

Many types of mocktails are high in sugar, but this easy mocktail cuts down on the calories and carbs by using club soda and our sugar-free simple syrup recipe.

Festive Brunch Mezcal Cocktail

Carrot juice adds a sweet and earthy counterpoint to the smoky mezcal.

Crisp Apple-Ginger Cocktail

Enjoy the taste of fall in a cocktail with this crisp combo of apple cider and ginger ale spiked with vodka.
By Andrea Mathis

Spiced Hot Cider

Rating: 4 stars
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For a nonalcoholic version, omit the applejack and schnapps and add 2 tablespoons cinnamon-flavored syrup, such as Torani brand.

Kahlua Cocoa

Rating: 4 stars
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While regular hot cocoa is lovely and warming, sometimes something a bit more spirited is in order. Some other tasty additions to hot chocolate: bourbon, creme de menthe, Galliano, creme de cassis, Chambord.

Blueberry-Cranberry Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars
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Ready to try kefir? We use it in place of yogurt in this healthy smoothie recipe packed with berries and banana.

Cranberry-Apple Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars
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This riff on a classic fruit juice combines sweet apples with tart cranberries for a healthy, fiber-filled smoothie.

Apple Pie Mimosa

This three-ingredient mimosa combines bubbly Champagne with sweet apple cider. Cinnamon sticks add extra spice.
By Andrea Mathis
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Inspiration and Ideas

Festive Fall Cocktail Recipes
From our Rosemary-Ginger French 75 to our boozy hot chocolate, these fall-forward cocktails are perfect for your next dinner party or holiday get-together. They may look fancy, but they're so easy to whip up and sure to impress your guests!
Easy Big-Batch Friendsgiving Coktails
Whether you're hosting a Thanksgiving potluck with friends or just showing up to a Friendsgiving gathering--these large-batch, easy cocktail recipes will impress your friends. Find recipes like warm spiked cider, big bowls of punch and even a mocktail to save you from a hangover.

Hot Cider with Apple Brandy & Spices

Rating: 4.5 stars
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A natural, cloudy apple cider is delicious for this exotically spicy and aromatic winter warmer, but if you desire a sparkling-clear drink, apple juice can be substituted. Calvados, which is a French apple brandy, adds richness. If you wish to omit it, just add more cider or juice.