Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

From pumpkin spiced martinis to warm spiced wine, Allrecipes has the best Thanksgiving cocktails to enjoy before, during, or after the big meal.

Staff Picks

Cranberry-Pomegranate Mimosa

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These cranberry-pomegranate mimosas are great for your holiday get-togethers and cocktail parties, or for just spreading holiday cheer!

Autumn Apple Pie Cocktail

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All the flavors of fall in a glass! Fireball® whiskey, vanilla vodka, and sparkling apple cider make this a very refreshing drink. You can add sliced apples as a garnish or pomegranate seeds for a festive look! Perfect for Thanksgiving.

Cranberry-Rosemary Prosecco Float

This makes such a festive cocktail to kick off your Thanksgiving cocktail hour! This recipe is for one, but line up flutes for all your guests and it's easy to make as many as you need. Make the rosemary simple syrup up to a week in advance. The rest of the cocktail is together in minutes.

Thanksgiving Turkey

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Wild Turkey (hundred proof bourbon) mixed together with citrus juice and ginger ale.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Chocolate and red wine are two things that go so well together. Combining them on a cold winter night and topping it off with a creamy froth and a sprinkle of grated chocolate will make you feel all warm and cozy inside.

Pomegranate Holiday Cocktail

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This festive cocktail is perfect for Thanksgiving or any holiday.

Perfect Pear Brandy Sidecar

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It's like biting into the ripest, most redolent pear you've ever eaten.

Hot Buttered Rum Batter

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This is THE batter to use for absolutely delicious and buttery Hot Buttered Rums! You can keep this in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Cozy Mulled Wine

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Feel all warm and fuzzy this season with this satisfying treat! Quick and easy too! Ladle into glass or mug, trying not to get the seasonings in it, and drink up!

Cranberry Martini

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I had this cranberry martini recipe at a holiday party and everyone loved it. The cranberry juice mixes nicely with the liquor. It's a perfect smooth drink.

Apple Pie Shot

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This is a mouthwatering vodka shot that tastes just like Mom's apple pie. Put entire shot in your mouth and swish back and forth a few times before swallowing.

Hot Spiced Christmas Wine

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This is a spicy, sweet holiday wine inspired by my trip to Germany, where a similar drink is a traditional part of winter celebrations.

Inspiration and Ideas

The Best Thanksgiving Cocktails

We lean toward lower-alcohol cocktails that will awaken the palate and give us a fighting chance to stay alert at the table. We also like Thanksgiving cocktail recipes with some seasonal attitude.

Pumpkin Cocktail

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"This drink tastes almost like a pumpkin nog—perfect for Thanksgiving!" – SweetJ

Glogg

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A classic Scandinavian hot spiced wine punch served with raisins and almonds. This will surely take the bite off those cold winter nights. Flaming the brandy is optional.