A good Thanksgiving dinner is nothing without tasty cocktails. Take inspiration from fall flavors and combine alcohol with seasonal ingredients such as apples, cranberries or cinnamon.
When Thanksgiving comes, there is nothing better than getting together for dinner with family and friends. The table is set with many tasty, tempting recipes, but how to serve them with? Instead of opening the usual bottle of wine at the table, choose from these 20 of our Thanksgiving cocktails.
Quick and easy, you only need a few ingredients to create delicious drinks with vodka, rum, or cider. Grab your glass and sip on these cocktails that evoke all the fruity flavors of fall – apples, cranberries, pomegranate, and more.
Want to wow your guests with all the preparations you've been working on? Then show off your bartending skills, too, and show them how to put together a worthwhile Thanksgiving dinner. Our favorite drinks for this festive evening? We can't say no to an apple martini or mulled wine.
Your guests will appreciate these details alongside themed appetizers. Moreover, these Thanksgiving cocktails are a great way to calm your nerves before relatives arrive home!
There's nothing like a soothing cup of homemade hot mulled cider when the weather dips. Mulled cider is super easy to make and it's a wonderfully festive drink you can serve on Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any time the mood strikes during fall and winter.
The Cosmopolitan is a strong classic American cocktail based on vodka but it is a drink that immediately makes you think of New York. In fact, served in a cone glass, the Cosmopolitan cocktail was drunk for the first time by the singer Madonna at the Rainbow Room in New York City but became famous for the Sex and the City television series thanks to one of the protagonists, Carrie Bradshaw, who tells about her life during parties while sipping this red-colored drink.
Nothing says the holidays are here quite like a warming mug of homemade mulled wine. It's a classic winter beverage made by cooking wine with spices and other ingredients, a process known as mulling.
Smooth, sophisticated, and bold, the Manhattan is another delicious classic cocktail everyone should know how to make. Based on rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters, this this drink would date back to 1874 when a bartender at New York's Manhattan Club first made it – hence the name.
For me at Christmas cannot miss a good punch, that's why I pass by here to leave the recipe for this Christmas punch, which in my opinion is one of the best, because it is full of rich sweet, cozy and familiar aromas. It is very popular in these happy times, ideal to celebrate and share with our friends or family. It has a delicious flavor due to the mixture of fruits and spices, its elaboration is not at all complicated, which makes it even more attractive; the alcoholic base is wine and vodka, an excellent fusion to enhance the flavor of the other ingredients of the punch and, if as a special ingredient you add joy it will be completely irresistible. Dare and enjoy it! Cheers!
Nothing says brunch like a round of mimosas. The mimosa is an easy-to-make, incredibly refreshing cocktail often served at special occasions like Mother's Day, Christmas, bridal showers, and birthday parties, as well, of course, at brunch.
Anyone who loves a White Russian cocktail needs to try the Colorado Bulldog. Like the White Russian, this tasty after-dinner cocktail is made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and milk, but the Colorado Bulldog also has cola in it. The cola gives it a bit of fizz and a delicious, sweet flavor that goes extremely well with the coffee liqueur. No one quite knows how this delectable drink got its name. Enjoy a Colorado Bulldog or two after a meal as a nightcap. It's a perfect drinkable dessert!
Rossini cocktail is a refreshing drink made of Prosecco and blended strawberry pulp. It is an excellent aperitif, also perfect for low-alcohol cocktail lovers thanks to its fruity component that adds a sweet and pleasant flavor.
The Old Fashioned is the perfect cocktail for whisky lovers and has a long and interesting history. It is a drink classified by IBA among the unforgettable ones and it was created in New York at the end of the 19th century. Its name derives from this, but also from the old fashioned glasses where it is served. It can be made with Bourbon or Rye Whiskey, a sugar cube dissolved in the glass, Angostura, soda and ice. The alcohol by volume is very high, about 30° C. However, the Old Fashioned is still one of the most elegant cocktail both for its golden color and for its strong and spicy flavor.
You've probably tried Irish cream liqueur before, but have you ever had Amarula cream? This delicious liqueur is made from the Amarula fruit and has a rich, creamy texture and a flavor that's similar to toffee.
There's nothing like a perfectly chilled margarita on a hot summer's day to beat the heat. Tangy lime, sweet orange liqueur such as triple sec, and citrusy, strong bite of blanco tequila make the classic margarita oh-so refreshing.
The Aperol Spritz is a very famous Italian cocktail people love to enjoy all year round, especially during summer. This refreshing, bright orange aperitif is very easy and quick to make, no one can resist its bittersweet taste. It is made with prosecco, the orange aperitif Aperol, and topped with soda. Garnish with an orange slice and enjoy one of the top Italian drink.
Looking for an easy-to-make drink you can serve a crowd this summer? Sangria is perfect for you! Sangria is a wonderful cold wine-based drink from Spain, that's also popular in Portugal. It can be made from red, white, or rose wine. It can be still or sparkling. Thanks to its incredible versatility and bold, fruity flavor, a glass of chilled sangria is the perfect warm weather drink.
This Irish cream is a very easy copycat version for Baileys Irish cream that you can make it for you recipes or as a drink. You only need a handful of ingredients (sugar, cream, whiskey, coffee, cocoa powder) and not much cooking.
The Penicillin cocktail is one of the most loved and popular drinks, with its characteristic sweet, fresh and tangy taste at the same time. The recipe is due to the Australian bar tender Sam Ross, who prepared it for the first time in 2005 in New York. However, the name comes from Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin.
Sazerac cocktail is an official IBA drink made of cognac, bitter and absinthe which was created in the mid 1800's in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is one of the oldest cocktails in the history of drinks. It has a magical note thanks to cognac and the sugar cube soaked in absinthe and Peychaud's bitter. Moreover, the absinthe, also known as green fairy, will add a particular and irresistible scent to this high alcoholic cocktail: serve it as after dinner and drink it in moderation.
The Americano is a cocktail that is made up of Campari bitter, red vermouth and soda. It is prepared directly in the old fashioned glass and it is an IBA cocktail. As you could have noticed, all ingredients are Italian, but the drink is named in homage to the Italian boxer Primo Carnera who was very active in the United States and deserved the name "the Americano". Its flavor is slightly bitterish with a light citrus note and it is perfect to be served with quick dishes. Its alcohol by volume is about 16%.