It’s Thanksgiving this week, a time to be thankful for all the special things in your life. Whether you’re headed to grandma’s house for a traditional family feast, or getting together with friends for a Friendsgiving this holiday, the right cocktail can be the perfect addition to any table.
Here are 10 Thanksgiving-themed cocktails that will pair perfectly with that turkey and stuffing, and ensure you’re everyone’s favorite dinner guest for bringing them. Even more popular than Jenny, and she brought garlic mashed potatoes.
Pumpkin Pie Martini
½ part Pinnacle Whipped® Vodka
½ part DeKuyper Buttershots™ Schnapps
½ part Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum
2 parts Half and Half
½ part Pumpkin Puree
1 dash Pumpkin Spice
Directions: Add ingredients to an ice filled shaker. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with whipped cream.
Sveda’s Raspberry Harvest
11/2 parts SVEDKA Raspberry
3/4 part sweet vermouth
Dash Angostura bitters
Directions: Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with mint dusted in edible gold.
Apple Rosemary Ricky
2 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
3 slices Tart Apple
7 leaves Fresh Rosemary
3-4 oz. Club Soda
Directions: Muddle the apple and rosemary in the bottom of a glass. Add Cointreau and lime juice with ice and top with club soda. Stir briefly. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a slice of apple.
1 ½ parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
1 ½ parts fresh cranberry juice
¾ fresh lime juice
½ part simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura® bitters
Directions: Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a cranberry skewer.
Ruffino’s Apple-Ginger Fizz
3 parts chilled Ruffino Prosecco
1 1/2 part apple cider
1 part ginger liquor
Directions: Combine ingredients into a flute. Lightly stir and garnish with a thin apple slice.
Apple Pie Margarita
1 part Sauza Gold
½ part DeKuyper® Sour Apple Pucker Schnapps
3 parts apple juice
¼ parts lime juice
¼ parts simple syrup
Directions: Add all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into a glass. Garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon. Enjoy!
*This can also be made pitcher-style for communal drinking.
Kim Crawford’s Sauvignon Harvest Moon Martini
2 oz. Kim Crawford Pinot Noir
1 oz. aged rum
3/4 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz. Spiced Honey Syrup, warm (See instructions)
1/2 oz. egg white
Freshly grated cinnamon for garnish
Directions: Add all ingredients except cinnamon to a cocktail tin and shake until you feel the mixture foaming. Add ice to the tin and shake hard for 10-15 seconds. Double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass, sprinkle with cinnamon, and serve.
2 oz. Cointreau
2 Barspoons Cranberry Preserve
3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
2-3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
3-4 oz. Club Soda
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake well with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Shimmery Seasons Cocktail
2 oz. Viniq Glow
1 oz. Pomegranate juice
Directions: Chill all ingredients at least two hours before serving. Fill with glass sparkling wine.
Serpent’s Bite Pilgrim Shot
2 parts Serpent’s Bite
3/4 raspberry syrup
3/4 part fresh lemon juice
Directions: Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a glass over ice and garnish with fresh raspberries.