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15 Thanksgiving Cocktails You’ll Definitely Be Thankful For (Once The In-Laws Arrive)

Are you planning what drinks to serve this Thanksgiving? Get your holiday party started with our 15 Thanksgiving Cocktails you will definitely be thankful for. 

Since fall is already here, so are our best Thanksgiving cocktail recipe ideas! 

We have 15 of the finest Thanksgiving drinks for you to serve your finest guests. 

Spice up your basic beer and wine with our recommended Thanksgiving cocktails such as Hot Buttered Rum, Pumpkin Pie Moscow Mule, Caramel Apple Sangria, and other cinnamon based cocktails to make guests happy on Thanksgiving. 

Take a peek at our #13, a luscious non-alcoholic chilled choice that is as much dessert as it is drink!

The list features some of the most festive and delightful options for your Thanksgiving themed cocktail. 

Good luck with the fam, fam.

Want some fun and creativity for your Thanksgiving cocktail? 

Try the Salted Caramel Martini, uniquely concocted to highlight the creamy notes of the salted caramel.

Great not only to celebrate fall flavors, but with other occasions as well—like Christmas. 

Whip out those martini glasses and mix with a dash of fleur de sel, butterscotch, schnapps, Bailey’s Irish cream, and milk. 

Serve up spiced, iced, and nice; the Spiced Cranberry Punch is one of the Thanksgiving cocktail recipes. 

When I say easy, really easy. Just combine cranberry juice cocktail, spiced rum, orange juice, and lime juice. 

Serve chilled with fresh cranberries.

With champagne (or any sparkling wine) as its main ingredient, Apple Cider Mimosa is tipsy fun waiting to happen!

Fun to serve, and so delectable too! 

Just perfect for this fall season, especially for Thanksgiving. 

It’s simply champagne with apple cider. 

You can also get creative by coating the rims of your glasses with cinnamon and gold sugar.

Slice some apples and place on the rims of the glasses.

Bring out your festive mugs and pour in some Thanksgiving Spiced Wine made with red wine, apple cider, and a cup of orange juice. 

Add in the all spice, cloves, and sugar to taste. Garnish with sliced apples and cinnamon sticks to achieve magnificence!

Your guests will taste elegance in a cup.

Love Margarita and Tequila?

This cocktail drink is both a hit and a favorite among Fall cocktail recipes, perfect for Thanksgiving!

It’s composed of only five ingredients: lemon juice, simple syrup, egg whites, tequila, and cinnamon

This cocktail is a winner.

Let’s take a sip of some classic Spanish Sangria that dates back to the 15th century!

Sounds like an adventure, both in time and in beverage history. 

What’s making this drink special are its interesting blend of ingredients: Rioja, a Spanish bold red wine, brandy, grapes, oranges and lemons.

Can’t decide between a pumpkin spiced latte or vodka? 

The Pumpkin Spice White Russian is best of both worlds, you can have the PSL taste and booze you’re looking for.

Plus, the Pumpkin Spice White Russian doesn’t require a blender to make, or a bartender to serve.

Plan ahead for Thanksgiving, and make this as one of your crowd’s cocktails.

Comfort drink for the many, especially those cold winter nights!

The Hot Buttered Rum sips well after dinner and splendid to serve with friends just in time for Thanksgiving.

 Combined with brown sugar, butter, and spices—all to bask in that buttery flavor.

The mixture of crisp apple and fresh mint and a hint of cinnamon plus rye whiskey results in a taste like no other!

Will definitely warm your chilly fall nights.

A twist on a classic, the Apple Cider Moscow Mule is a mix of ginger beer, Fireball whisky, and rum with ice cubes. 

No Fireball handy? Create that cinnamon punch-up of flavor by adding cinnamon-infused simple syrup, or just a dash of cinnamon stirred in. 

Traditionally served in a copper mug, you can use any glass you want but the copper mug keeps the drink cool and the carbonation refreshing.

When you want a drink to warm your chilly fall nights, try out this sweet but boozy cocktail fitting for fall!

Tastes somewhat like apple pie and a bit of apple cider but with the alcohol in from Vodka and white wine. 

Very easy to prepare, you’ll have your guests enjoying it before the party is over.

A two-ingredient beer cocktail combining the flavors of apple cider and pumpkin beer!

The best fall flavors in one satisfying beer. 

So easy to make, you just combine apple cider and pumpkin beer in a pitcher. 

Add apple slices and cinnamon sticks for a garnish and richer flavor. 

Ready to serve in 5 minutes.

Looking for a cocktail drink that tastes like apple pie?

The apple pie punch is a non-alcoholic drink for fall and a very cool and refreshing cocktail.

Just mix in a pitcher the apple cider, pear nectar, and ginger ale.

You get all three: sweetness, a little spicy flavor, and the boozy warmth sidecar of vanilla and pumpkin spice!

Adding the richness in flavor is the vanilla vodka, plus the zing from the ginger beer. 


Basically an Apple Cider Mimosa but with a twist!

Taste the classic flavors of fall- nutmeg, cinnamon, and maple syrup. 

Just mix apple cider with vodka, nutmeg, cinnamon, and maple syrup in a shaker. 

Add champagne and garnish with apple or cinnamon.

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The bottom line

As you discovered, our list of 15 Thanksgiving Cocktails are fun drink recipes that don’t need a single pot or pan. 

They’re all so easy to make and fun to drink too!

Preparing for the festive Thanksgiving holiday can be exciting and enjoyable with these festive Thanksgiving cocktails and Thanksgiving Appetizers.

Be sure to try one or two from the list! Cheers!

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15 Thanksgiving Cocktails You’ll Be Thankful For

15 Thanksgiving Cocktails You’ll Be Thankful For

You’ll be tipsy with class when you serve these festive and tasty Thanksgiving cocktails when your family arrives.


  • Salted Caramel Martini
  • Spiced Cranberry Punch
  • Apple Cider Mimosas
  • Thanksgiving Spiced Wine
  • Tequila Sour Cinnamon
  • Classic Spanish Sangria
  • Pumpkin Spice White Russian
  • Hot Buttered Rum
  • Apple Cinnamon Whiskey Splash
  • Apple Cider Moscow Mule
  • Caramel Apple Sangria
  • Harvest Shandy - A Beer Cocktail!
  • Non Alcoholic Apple Pie Punch
  • Pumpkin Pie Moscow Mule
  • Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail


  1. Choose one or more options from our list of Thanksgiving Cocktails here!
  2. Create your new favorite drink.
  3. Pat yourself on the back for making cocktails at home for you to enjoy!
  4. Share and comment! Did you make any tweaks so it’s all your own?

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