12 Easy Thanksgiving Cocktails Recipes You Can Make in No Time

12 Easy Thanksgiving Cocktails Recipes You Can Make in No Time

The party doesn’t end just because summer is over. It’s time to get into the Thanksgiving season. Do you have everything ready for Thanksgiving Day? You may have prepared the best roast turkey recipe, mashed potatoes, barbequed chicken, salads, and dessert, but you still need drinks for your guests. Will you hire a bartender?

Whether you’re looking for a comforting cold drink or a hot drink for cozy nights, we’ve got the best Thanksgiving cocktails. Here are 12 super easy Thanksgiving cocktails that you can make in a short time.

Warm and Toasty cranberry cocktail1

This super easy Thanksgiving cocktail recipe integrates bourbon, cranberry puree, apple cider, a dash of cinnamon powder, and whipped cream.

Heat up the apple cider and combine it with the rest of the ingredients except whipped cream. Top up with the whipped cream and sprinkle cinnamon powder. Garnish with an apple slice. This toasty cocktail is insanely delicious.

Caramel Chai Sangria with blackberries1

Everything you love in one cocktail. You will need salted caramel vodka, cranberry apple cider, Tazo chai tea, lemon juice, red apples, soda, and blackberries.

Combine vodka, wine, tea and juice in a pitcher. Add the apple slices and stir. Top it up with club soda and have a mix of awesome. Get extra festive and top with fresh cranberries.

Cider Sangria with lemon1

If you don’t mind having a drunken stint at Thanksgiving, this is the perfect cocktail for you. It combines Pavan Liqueur de France, hard apple cider, apple juice, green and red apple cubes, lemon juice and an orange. Combine them in a pitcher and add the hard apple cider vinegar just before serving. Serve with ice cubes. This is the best cocktail you’ll ever have.

Ginger Snap cocktail2

This easy Thanksgiving cocktail incorporates vodka, ginger liqueur, fresh lemon juice, agave syrup, and freshly grated ginger.

Combine all the ingredients with ice cubes in a cocktail shaker and spice it up with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick and add some ice cubes.

Warm Apple Pie cocktail3

Thanksgiving dinner is incomplete without this delicious cocktail. Combine heated apple cider with Tuaca liqueur in a glass coffee mug. Top up with whipped cream. 

Sprinkle ground cinnamon and nutmeg and add a cinnamon stick to garnish.

Coffee liqueur chocolate Cocktail4

Using a martini shaker, combine chocolate flavored vodka, vanilla flavored vodka, coffee liqueur, and ice cubes. Shake well to combine for about 30 seconds. Pour out into pre-chilled martini glasses. Garnish with shaved chocolate and espresso beans.

Bananas Liqueur Cocktail5

Combine a shot of vanilla vodka with a shot of banana liqueur in a glass filled with ice. Add half a shot of butterscotch schnapps and half a shot of chocolate liqueur. Stir to combine; garnish with banana slices.

Ginger Apple Spice Cocktail Recipe6

Mix together spiced rum, ginger liqueur, apple juice, a dash of chocolate bitters, and coconut rum in a pitcher. Strain into pre-chilled martini glasses. Garnish with cinnamon sticks.

Pumpkin Pie Martini7

This cocktail is ideal for autumn, but still delicious any time of the year. Although it makes the best dessert, you can still enjoy it anytime. It blends the sweet flavors of white chocolate and vanilla with pumpkin puree and nutmeg.

Pour the pumpkin puree in a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes and shake vigorously. Add vanilla vodka, white cream, heavy cream, and pumpkin puree and a dash of nutmeg. Add a graham cracker rim to complete the flavor to perfection.

It is perfect to pair it with grilled meats or smoked chicken breast made for Thanksgiving dinner. Chill it by adding some ice cubes. Shake thoroughly since the pumpkin puree can be thick. Now this will get you into the Thanksgiving spirit.

Mockmosa Non-Alcoholic Drink8

Thanksgiving is not complete without some non-alcoholic mocktails for your conservative guests. No one needs to be left behind.

Try a sweet spin with this classic cocktail substitute by using a champagne substitute like sparkling cider. It has a grapefruit flavor that tastes like high-quality champagne.

Ensure that the one you select is sugar-free or has little sugar and no corn syrup. Serve it alongside mimosa cocktail for your non-drinkers guests to feel at ease.

To prepare it, combine orange juice and sparkling white grape juice in a flute glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Orange, Pineapple, and Passion Non-Alcoholic Mocktail9

Another surprisingly refreshing Thanksgiving twist of nonalcoholic drink for your guests. It’s comprised of citrus and spice flavors and enough sweetness for your sweet tooth.

It basically combines orange, pineapple, and passion fruit juices with lemonade and ginger ale. It is perfect to serve it alongside roast turkey or chicken teriyaki.

You can make ginger ale at home with fresh ginger, lemon juice, and soda.

Combine the orange, pineapple, and passion fruit juices, ginger ale, lemonade, strawberry halves, and mint into a punch bowl filled with ice cubes. Stir together. You can combine the strawberries in the mixture or use it to garnish or set it aside for people to add to their glasses.

Cherry Coke Mocktail10   

Start Thanksgiving morning with this delish cherry "coketail." It is a refreshing drink that is a great option to offer for Thanksgiving dinner for non-drinkers. It tastes better than other cocktails which incorporates soda.

It blends the goodness of cherry syrup, vanilla, lime, and your favorite soda brand. It serves well with chocolate cake or chocolate bars. It is so easy to make and you can mix them as you go. Pour the cherry juice and vanilla into a rock glass and squeeze some lime juice in it. Pour soda in and enjoy. You need to try this.

You have no excuse not to have a fun filled Thanksgiving this festive season. These twelve crazy easy Thanksgiving cocktail recipes are perfect for your next Thanksgiving dinner. What a better way to toast to such special moments.


  1. https://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/a4992/thanksgiving-cocktails-2013/
  2. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/ginger-snap-recipe-3381791
  3. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/positively-warm-apple-pie-recipe-2104327
  4. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/aaron-mccargo-jr/after-midnight-cocktail-recipe-1924621
  5. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sandra-lee/bananas-foster-cocktail-recipe-1939229
  6. https://mixthatdrink.com/ginger-apple-spice-cocktail/
  7. https://mixthatdrink.com/pumpkin-pie-martini-mixthatdrink-original/
  8. https://mixthatdrink.com/mockmosa-non-alcoholic/
  9. https://mixthatdrink.com/gabbies-punch-non-alcoholic/
  10. https://mixthatdrink.com/cherry-coketail/


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