Do you think turkeys drink alcohol?
Probably not, but I do. I drink even more so when the holidays roll around. Family, cold weather, endless amount of food.. did I mention family?
I’m just kidding. It’s always fun being able to drink with your parents, so I like to have some fresh new cocktails to bring to the table (literally). Everyone in my family is legal drinking age now so you best believe holidays are a touch more fun. I’ve found 4 of the best Thanksgiving cocktails for you to impress the fam with this year. We have your typical Thanksgiving flavors in these to keep on theme with the day. I promise you that they taste great and will get you drunk.
Happy Thanksgiving friends 🙂
- 1.5 ounces gin
- .75 ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice
- .75 ounce apple juice or cider
- Ginger Beer, chilled
- Put glass into freezer to chill.
- Combine gin, lemon juice and apple cider in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake well and pour into ice filled, chilled glass.
- Top with ginger beer, stir and garnish with an apple slice and fresh grated nutmeg.
- 1 orange (thinly sliced)
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup spiced rum
- 2 (750 ml) bottles red wine (I used a Tempranillo)
- ¼ cup orange liqueur
- 1 cup cranberry juice
- 1 cup cranberries
- 1 cup red apples (diced)
- 1 cup club soda (chilled)
- Add the orange slices to the bottom of a large bowl or pitcher.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon over the oranges and muddle. (If you don’t have a muddler, the back of a spoon will work also!)
- Add the spiced rum, red wine, orange liqueur and cranberry juice.
- Stir to combine, then add the cranberries and red apples.
- Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour (preferably overnight).
- Add the club soda before serving.
- Serve in glasses filled with ice.
- 2 Oz. Pumpkin Spice Vodka
- 1 Oz. Dark Rum
- ½ Oz. Half and Half
- 2 TBS Pumpkin Puree (canned or homemade)
- 1 Oz. Maple Syrup
- ¼ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 3 Ice Cubes
- Maple Syrup
- 1 Graham Cracker
- ½ tsp Cinnamon
- 1 TBS Granulated Sugar
- Cinnamon Stick
- For the Garnish: Crush graham cracker in a Ziploc bag, or food processor, or food processor until it resembles sand. Stir in the cinnamon and sugar. Line the rim of a martini glass with maple syrup (I used a thick napkin to apply syrup). Dip/roll in the cracker mix. Set aside.
- For the Martini: In a cocktail shaker, combine the ice and remaining cocktail ingredients. Shake vigorously until shaker chilled to the touch.
- Strain and pour cocktail into the prepared martini glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick and nutmeg. Enjoy!
- 1 apple, chopped or sliced
- 1 quart apple cider
- 2 cups pear nectar
- 24 ounces ginger ale
- 1 cup Apple Pie Vodka
- To serve cold: combine the apple cider, gingerale, pear nectar and vodka in a pitcher. Add apple slices.
- To serve hot: heat up all the ingredients except the gingerale and vodka. Once warm pour into mugs with apple slices. Add 1.5 oz of vodka and a slash of gingerale.
My favorite Thanksgiving drinking items!