October 11, 2015

5 Easy Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

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5 Easy Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

 It’s the holiday seasons and it’s time to make some memories with family and friends. Add some flavor to the season and kickoff this Thanksgiving with these 5 easy Thanksgiving cocktail recipes that will not disappoint! 

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Bring on a taste of fall and get into the Thanksgiving spirit by adding a bit of pumpkin to your cocktail!  This Thanksgiving Martini recipe will make you feel like you’re visiting a pumpkin patch on a crisp autumn day.

Easy Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes - Pumpkin Pie Martini


  • Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Liqueur
  • Whipped Cream Vodka
  • Shaker and Ice
  • Brown Sugar


  • Add 2 shots of Pumpkin Pie Liqueur and 1 shot of Whipped cream Vodka into a shaker with ice
  • Mix well and pour into a Martini glass
  • Add brown sugar around the rim of glass (optional)

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Pumpkin Ale Float

Beer enthusiast?  Try out this seasonal pumpkin ale based thanksgiving cocktail recipe.  The great thing about this cocktail recipe is that you can pick whatever beer you want.  Spice things up with an IPA or go with a lighter ale depending on your taste.
Easy Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes - Ale Float


  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Pumpkin Ale (or any other seasonal beer)
  • Pecans


  • Scoop your desired amount of ice cream into a small glass
  • Follow by pouring the Pumpkin Ale over the ice cream
  • Garnish with Pecans

Dessert Cocktail

Dessert enthusiasts or those with sweet teeth can bring out their fall character with this thanksgiving cocktail.  Something about including whipped cream vodka and grenadine helps us get into the holiday spirit.

Easy Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes - Holiday Cocktail


  • Whipped Cream Vodka (2 oz)
  • Cranberry Juice (1 oz)
  • Orange Juice (1 oz)
  • Grenadine (.5 0z)
  • Shaker & Ice


  • Add Vodka, Cranberry Juice, and Orange Juice into shaker and mix well
  • Pour into glass over ice
  • Add a slash of Grenadine

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Apple Cider Rum Punch

Possibly my all time favorite Thanksgiving cocktail, the Apple Cider Rum Punch should be a staple in any party-throwers drink recipe arsenal.  Apple Cider speaks fall before it even touches your lips, and including some sliced apples and dark rum only enhances this magical beverage.

Easy Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes - Apple Cider Rum Punch


  • Dark Rum (9 oz)
  • Lemon Juice (3 oz)
  • Apple Cider (12 oz)
  • sweetener of any kind (1/4 cup)
  • Lemon/lime soda or Club soda (4 oz)
  • Sliced Apples for Garnish
  • Thyme for Garnish


  • Pour rum, lemon juice, apple cider, and soda into large pitcher or punch bowl and stir
  • Add sweetener and mix well
  • Let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour
  • Serve over ice and garnish with Sliced apples & Thyme


Fall Sangria Punch

We’ve recommended the Fall Sangria Punch as an ideal Autumn cocktail previously.  It’s so good, that we’re recommending it specifically for Thanksgiving as well.

Easy Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes - Fall Sangria Punch


  • Dry white wine (2 bottles)
  • Brandy (1/2 cup)
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice (from 1 orange)
  • Sweetener of any kind (1/4 cup)
  • Cranberry Juice (1 cup)
  • Club soda or lemon lime soda (1 1/2 cups)
  • Cranberries (1/2 cup)
  • Sliced apple (1)
  • Sliced orange (1)


  • Mix wine, Cranberry juice, soda, and brandy (optional) into large pitcher or punch bowl
  • Add freshly squeezed orange juice and sweeter and stir well
  • Slice 1 apple and orange and add to mixture along with 1/2 cup of cranberries
  • Let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour
  • Pour into glass over ice and enjoy

Images and Thanksgiving recipes courtesy Elizabeth Any, Pinterest, Emmadime, Oven Love Blog and The Rising Spoon.


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