25 Thanksgiving-Inspired Cocktails for the Holidays

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The holidays are a time of celebration and cheers, so it goes without saying that you’ll need a few great cocktail recipes up your sleeve. We’ve got you covered with this look book of Thanksgiving-inspired cocktails.

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This collection of cocktails comes from dozens of fantastic food bloggers who know how to make a mean cocktail at home. They are all inspired by the fruits and spices that make Thanksgiving one of our favorite food holidays. So be sure to put apples, cinnamon, pears, cranberries, and pumpkin on your shopping list so you can mix up some of these cocktails for you and your friends. If you are looking for great Thanksgiving dessert ideas or a perfect Thanksgiving menu for two we’ve got you covered there too!

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Thanksgiving-Inspired Cocktails To Try

Caramel Apple & Spiced Rum Cocktail
Relive you childhood Fall memories with this delicious caramel apple cocktail.
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Caramel Apple & Spiced Rum Cocktail
Cinnamon Apple Bourbon Smash
This cocktail has all the warming flavors of fall. Try this fun twist on a classic at your next holiday party.
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Apple Bourbon cocktail
Pomegranate French 75 Cocktail
This recipe adds fruity pomegranate juice to a classic French 75.
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pomegranate french 75
Hot Buttered Rum Recipe
This time of year, there’s nothing better than sipping on a Hot Toddy, aka Hot Buttered Rum. The rich buttery flavor mixed with the spices and warming rum.
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Hot buttered rum
Cranberry Moscow Mule Recipe
A Cranberry Moscow Mule is a festive way to brighten up your classic Moscow Mule this fall. As always, this cocktail has a very good balance of sweet, sour, spicy, and boozy.
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Cranberry Moscow Mule
Creamy Caramel Apple Martini
This caramel apple martini is creamy and dreamy. The delicious apple and caramel flavors make it a must have fall cocktail.
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Caramel apple martini
Ginger Pear Bourbon Martini
Homemade ginger pear simple syrup turns this bourbon martini into a seasonal favorite. It’s the ultimate fall cocktail.
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Pear ginger bourbon martini
Pumpkin Spice Martini – Perfect for Fall
This Pumpkin Spice Martini has all the fall flavor you expect in a creamy and decadent martini that’s made with pumpkin spice vodka.
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Pumpkin spice martini
Spiced Gin Apple Pie Cocktail
A spiced Gin Apple Pie Cocktail that’s perfect for entertaining any time of the year and for any occasion. It’s a simple Gin Cocktail that comes together in minutes using regular pantry ingredients.
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Spiced Gin Apple Pie Cocktail
Amaretto Apple Cider Cocktail
Amaretto Apple Cider Cocktail combines the best flavors in an easy to make beverage perfect for fall. Amaretto blends wonderfully with apple cider and caramel to form this delicious cocktail. Three simple ingredients that’s all you need: Amaretto, apple cider & caramel sauce.
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Amaretto apple cider cocktail
Apple Pie Cocktail
This Apple Pie Cocktail is filled with all of your favorite fall flavors. Apple cider, cinnamon, and vanilla make this fall cocktail recipe a must try.  My Apple Pie Cocktail will have you ready for fall – it tastes like apple pie in a glass.
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Pumpkin Pie Boozy Punch
This easy and delicious Pumpkin Pie Boozy Punch is the perfect fall festive drink for adults. It’s also an excellent cocktail to serve at Halloween parties and Thanksgiving gatherings!
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Cranberry Sangria
Cranberry sangria is the perfect seasonal cocktail to add to your festivities. Easy to make and great for making ahead, it’ll be a staple for any occasion.
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Cranberry sangria
Blood Orange Cocktail
A fruity, juicy and delicious Blood Orange Cocktail made with gin, fresh blood oranges and garnished with thyme.
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Blood Orange Cocktail
Maple Old Fashioned
This Maple Old Fashioned takes a classic cocktail into a more fall or winter feel with maple syrup! Perfectly balanaced and so delicious!
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Maple old fashioned
Apple Cider Float Cocktail
Cheers to fall with our Apple Cider Float Cocktail! Apple cider, dash of cinnamon, champagne & topped off with ice cream – it’s an adult ice cream float!
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Apple cider float cocktail
Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour
When you want to try a great tasting whiskey sour with a different twist give this Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour a try. It’s a take on the whiskey sour — with a little holiday spin to it.
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Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour
Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail
What says fall more than an Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail? Something about the sweet taste of apple with a hint of spice…and yes bourbon!
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Cranberry French 75 Recipe
A twist on the classic French 75 recipe. This French 75 cocktail is infused with cranberry to bring the holiday season together. Gin, sparkling wine, with bright cranberry and lemon flavors.
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Cranberry French 75
Pumpkin Kentucky Mule
This cocktail is “autumn in a glass”… Pumpkin butter, bourbon, ginger beer, and cardamom bitters get garnished with a cinnamon stick and candied ginger. This simple cocktail may become your new fall favorite!
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Pumpkin Kentucky Mule
Fall White Wine Sangria
An easy white wine sangria recipe featuring gorgeous fall and winter ingredients like cranberries, apples, and oranges.
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Fall white wine sangria
Apple Cider Bourbon Slush Fall Cocktail Recipe
This apple cider bourbon slush is perfect for a cozy night in – the consistency and flavor is so good, it requires just 2 ingredients, 2 minutes and a little preparation. This apple cider cocktail creates the perfect taste of fall!
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Apple cider bourbon slush
Hot Spiced Cranberry Cocktail
You should be drinking your cranberry cocktail warm with seasonal spices and vodka. This is the perfect holiday drink and will warm you right up!
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Hot Spiced cranberry cocktail
Almond milk chai with whiskey and orange
A warm and cozy vegan chai whiskey cocktail! Almond milk steeped chai tea with whiskey and freshly squeezed orange juice. Delicious!
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Almond milk chai whiskey
Holiday Spiced Honeycrisp Apple Cocktail
Honeycrisp apples combine with a holiday spiced simple syrup and bourbon for the perfect holiday apple cocktail. Don’t forget the cinnamon sugar rim!
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Spiced honeycrisp apple cocktail


Now that you’ve got dozens of fantastic Thanksgiving-inspired cocktail to make, it’s time to get mixing! Serving these cocktails at a holiday party or Thanksgiving gathering will surely win you praise. Tried one of these cocktails? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section.


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