13 Thanksgiving Cocktails Every Guest Will Enjoy

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No meal is complete without a festive cocktail!

There's a Thanksgiving Cocktail for Every Dinner Guest on This List

Between the turkey and the mashed potatoes, the dinner rolls and the green bean casserole, the pumpkin pie and the sweet potatoes, it's easy to forget one of the most important Thanksgiving feast dishes—the drinks.

Sure, you could stock up on sparkling apple cider or opt for a generic bottle of wine, but why do that when festive Thanksgiving cocktails like these exist?

From spiced pear gin cocktails to cinnamon apple cider mimosas, there's a Thanksgiving cocktail for every type of dinner guest.

Browse through the selection now to find the best one for your Thanksgiving gathering!

1. Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Apple Cocktail

via McCormick

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What's more festive than a caramel apple? Okay, so maybe a lot of things, but just look at this delicious drink. Who can't resist it? It's a dessert and a cocktail all in one.

2. Spiced Pear Gin Cocktail

via Inspired by Charm

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A fresh and fruity drink that isn't too sweet, this spiced pear gin cocktail pairs well with every Thanksgiving dish on the menu. The pear is also often forgotten when it comes to fall fruits, so give it the justice it deserves by whipping up this drink.

3. Harvest Punch

via Instrupix

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A little punch goes a long way at a Thanksgiving feast, so this recipe will satisfy the hordes of people stopping by your place. Made with apple cider, sparkling wine, ginger beer, and vodka, the recipe is so incredibly easy to make that you almost won't believe it.

4. Thanksgiving Margaritas

via I Heart Recipes

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We'll take any opportunity to make a festive twist on the classic margarita. When this recipe presented itself, we couldn't resist including it on the list. You'll fall in love with it so much, that you'll find yourself making it year round.

5. Cranberry Whiskey Sours

via Garnish With Lemon

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For fans of whiskey, these cranberry whiskey sours will win over any guest with their warming charm... and ingredients.

6. Cranberry French 75

via Nomageddon

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Keep things extra classy this Thanksgiving with a holiday twist on the classic French 75. Add some cranberry simple syrup to your favorite French 75 recipe and you're practically all set. Your guests will be pretty impressed when they're handed one of these cocktails upon their arrival.

7. Cranberry Moscow Mules

via Blackberry Babe

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You can't go wrong with a Moscow mule, no matter the season. With this tart take on the staple cocktail, it serves as a nice palate cleanser between bites.

8. Bourbon Pecan Pie Cocktail

via Basil & Bubbly

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Who says you can only enjoy pecan pie in the traditional dessert form after dinner? Not us. We believe it can be served in a bitting bourbon cocktail to accompany your Thanksgiving feast.

9. Fireball Whiskey Fall Cocktails

via Delicious Table

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For something really strong that almost serves as a truth serum for your guests, this Fireball whiskey fall cocktail will surely kick your festivities off with a bang. If you're up for that, good for you. If you want to stay away from the drama, maybe avoid this drink.

10. Salted Caramel White Russian

via The sweetest Occasion

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White Russians aren't for everyone, but if they happen to be your thing, you'll thoroughly enjoy this sweet take on the cocktail.

11. Mulled Wine

via Well Plated

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Prefer to stick with a classic? Opt for the always delicious mulled wine. It should be a staple at every holiday get-together, if it isn't already.

12. Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosas

via 40 Aprons

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Mimosas are already a vivacious drink that surely get a party going, so this apple cider take on the cocktail will make your Thanksgiving feast a lively one. We hope you're up for it!

13. Peach Toddy

Photo Courtesy of Ketel One Botanical

This recipe comes to us from our friends at Ketel One Botanical. While they have so many different drink recipes on their site, this one is absolutely perfect for Thanksgiving.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 2 ounce Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom

  • 1 peach teabag

  • 1 large lemon wedge

  • 1 tbsp. honey

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 1 dash orange bitters

  • 4 to 5 ounces hot water

  • 1 lemon wheel for garnish

In a mug, add the Ketel One, bitters, teabag, cinnamon stick, and honey. Top it off with the hot water and stir until the honey is dissolved. Let it sit for three minutes, then remove the teabag. Squeeze the large lemon wedge into the mug, then discard. Stir once more, then garnish with a lemon wheel in a glass and enjoy.

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