Gobble Down These Thanksgiving Cocktails

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 🙂 

Fall All Over Gin Cocktail
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1.5 ounces gin
  2. .75 ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice
  3. .75 ounce apple juice or cider
  4. Ginger Beer, chilled
Instructions
  1. Put glass into freezer to chill.
  2. Combine gin, lemon juice and apple cider in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Shake well and pour into ice filled, chilled glass.
  4. Top with ginger beer, stir and garnish with an apple slice and fresh grated nutmeg.
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Cranberry Apple Sangria
Yields 10
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 orange (thinly sliced)
  2. 2 tbsp brown sugar
  3. ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  4. 1 cup spiced rum
  5. 2 (750 ml) bottles red wine (I used a Tempranillo)
  6. ¼ cup orange liqueur
  7. 1 cup cranberry juice
  8. 1 cup cranberries
  9. 1 cup red apples (diced)
  10. 1 cup club soda (chilled)
Instructions
  1. Add the orange slices to the bottom of a large bowl or pitcher.
  2. 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!)
  3. Add the spiced rum, red wine, orange liqueur and cranberry juice.
  4. Stir to combine, then add the cranberries and red apples.
  5. Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour (preferably overnight).
  6. Add the club soda before serving.
  7. Serve in glasses filled with ice.
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Pumpkin Pie Martini
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 Oz. Pumpkin Spice Vodka
  2. 1 Oz. Dark Rum
  3. ½ Oz. Half and Half
  4. 2 TBS Pumpkin Puree (canned or homemade)
  5. 1 Oz. Maple Syrup
  6. ¼ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  7. 3 Ice Cubes
Rim
  1. Maple Syrup
  2. 1 Graham Cracker
  3. ½ tsp Cinnamon
  4. 1 TBS Granulated Sugar
Garnish
  1. Nutmeg
  2. Cinnamon Stick
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. For the Martini: In a cocktail shaker, combine the ice and remaining cocktail ingredients. Shake vigorously until shaker chilled to the touch.
  3. Strain and pour cocktail into the prepared martini glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick and nutmeg. Enjoy!
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Apple Pie Punch
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 apple, chopped or sliced
  2. 1 quart apple cider
  3. 2 cups pear nectar
  4. 24 ounces ginger ale
  5. 1 cup Apple Pie Vodka
Instructions
  1. To serve cold: combine the apple cider, gingerale, pear nectar and vodka in a pitcher. Add apple slices.
  2. 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.
Adapted from The Cookie Rookie
Adapted from The Cookie Rookie
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11 comments

  1. All of these sound amazing! I think I am going to try either the Pumpkin Pie Martini or the Cranberry Apple Sangria. These are definitely good ones for the holidays.

  2. Mmh, these all look amazing! The Pumpkin Pie Martini kind of tickles my fancy the most! Thanks for sharing all the recipes!

  3. That cranberry apple sangria looks so good! I’ve been searching for drink ideas for this upcoming holiday season. Definitely using this post as my main inspiration 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. I’m not the biggest fan of pumpkin, but these other three drinks sound AMAZING! I’ve been loving anything with ginger beer this fall. I have got to try that one!