24 Fun & Festive Thanksgiving Cocktails
November 2, 2021
Whether your fall festivities this year involve gathering with a big group of family, an intimate selection of a few close friends, or something in between, you have to start thinking about the drink menu! What kind of Thanksgiving cocktails are you looking to serve? This collection will help get you started.
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Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday, full of delicious food and drinks, and it usually comes with a nice long weekend. But it gets lost between the higher-energy holidays of Halloween and Christmas. This year, make sure your Thanksgiving is one to remember by serving up some delicious and festive cocktails.
Simple & Classy
Get out your most gorgeous stemware, because these selections will have you feeling extra fancy. If you are the type to serve up an elegant Thanksgiving dinner with gold flatware and linen napkins, these cocktails are perfect for your dignified evening.
On the Rocks
These drinks are a bit more casual, served in sturdier glasses filled with ice. But don’t count them out. Each of these classic choices comes with a fall twist to fill your family holiday with plenty to be thankful for.
Just because you or your guests aren’t consuming alcohol doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun with your drink selections. These drinks are designed to be completely alcohol free, but are easy to spike so everyone is happy.
We all know you’re eating turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, but what are you drinking this Thanksgiving? These 24 fun and festive cocktails will take dinner to the next level.
For the Crowd
Listen, I get it. Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is a lot, and you don’t want to have to add individual cocktails to the menu. Never fear, because these big-batch selections pack a punch in a pitcher without you playing bartender all afternoon.
Here in Upstate NY, Thanksgiving weather can range from a full-on blizzard to a perfectly pleasant sunny day. But either way, the temperature is starting to drop. These mug drinks will warm up you and your guests from the inside out, and keep you feeling cozy.
Dessert in a Glass
No need to skip the pie for one of these sweet selections. Just complement it with a cocktail that will wrap up your Turkey Day festivities in a pretty and delicious bow. Your guests will remember their last course, so go all-out on dessert drinks.
Have you started working on your menu and game plan? I have a fantastic series of posts that will take you step-by-step from brainstorming, through shopping, and all the way to your day-of schedule to prep for Thanksgiving or any big holiday meal. Get started with some menu ideas for all types of dishes.