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 drinks.

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!

If you make a recipe below, we’d love to hear your impressions and results in the comments section below this post!

Thanksgiving Cocktails

Caramel Apple & Spiced Rum Cocktail

Caramel Apple & Spiced Rum Cocktail

Relive your childhood with this tasty throwback to a caramel apple. This fall drink will remind you instantly of Fall with the sweet caramel syrup, apple cider and spiced Rum. » See the recipe

Spiced Gin Apple Pie Cocktail

apple pie gin 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. » See the Recipe

Amaretto Apple Cider Cocktail

Amaretto Cider

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. » See the Recipe

Apple Cider Moscow Mule

apple cider mule

This Apple Cider Moscow Mule cocktail recipe is a twist on this classic cocktail replacing the lime juice with seasonal apple cider and garnishing with an orange slice and a cinnamon stick stirrer! » See the Recipe

Apple Pie Cocktail

apple pie cocktail

Apple cider gets kicked up a notch with a splash of cinnamon and vanilla liquor. My Apple Pie Cocktail will have you ready for fall – it tastes like apple pie in a glass. » See the Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Boozy Punch

apple pie boozy cocktail

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! » See the Recipe

Cranberry Sangria

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. » See the Recipe

Cranberry Orange Mulled Wine

cranberry orange mulled wine

This is my favorite mulled wine recipePerfectly spiced, warming and so tasty. Tastes like Christmas in a glass.  If you’re looking for a warming Fall/Winter drink, this cranberry orange mulled wine might be it. » See the Recipe

Blood Orange Cocktail

blood orange cocktail

A fruity, juicy and delicious Blood Orange Cocktail made with gin, fresh blood oranges and garnished with thyme. This cocktail is the perfect way to celebrate winter citrus fruits. » See the Recipe

Maple Old Fashioned

Maple Old Fashioned

Take a classic Old Fashioned Cocktail to a new level with maple! This Maple Old Fashioned is a great fall and winter cocktail, but we drink it all year long! » See the Recipe

The Coziest Hot Toddy

cozy hot toddy

Ease a Dark and Stormy Cocktail into fall and winter with apple and maple!  The flavors of apple, maple and ginger all pair so beautifully with the rum!  You’ll want to make a pitcher of these! » See the Recipe

Apple Cider Float Cocktail

apple pie float

A delicious combination of apple cider, a dash of cinnamon, some chilled champagne and topped off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s like a decadent for-adults-only ice cream float! » See the Recipe

Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour

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. » See the Recipe

Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail

Apple Bourbon Cocktail

What says fall more than an Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail? Perhaps you can think of a few different things, but these tasty beverages definitely top my list! Something about the sweet taste of apple with a hint of spice…and yes bourbon! » See the Recipe

Fall Pear Spritzer

Pear Spritzer

Pear, ginger, and vanilla play along perfectly together for a beautiful and refreshing fall cocktail. You will be using a sparkling pear cider, vanilla vodka, and a ginger liqueur. It is simple to create and even easier to drink. » See the Recipe

Cranberry 75

Cranberry 75

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 flavours. » See the Recipe

Cranberry Orange Bubblies

Cranberry Orange Bubblies

Cranberry Orange Bubblies perfectly pair with your Thanksgiving appetizers. This drink is both festive and easy to enjoy while preparing the feast! » See the Recipe

Pumpkin Kentucky Mule with Ginger and Spice

pumpkin cocktail

This cocktail is “autumn in a glass”… Pumpkin butter (homemade or purchased), bourbon, ginger beer, and cardamom bitters get garnished with a cinnamon stick and candied ginger. This simple cocktail may become your new fall favorite! » See the Recipe

Hot Apple Pie Cocktail

hot apple pie cocktail

This Hot Apple Pie cocktail is a favorite cool-weather drink! Lightly sweetened and seasoned apple cider and Calvados are warmed and served with fresh whipped cream. » See the Recipe

Fall White Wine Sangria

Fall white sangria

An easy white wine sangria recipe featuring gorgeous fall and winter ingredients like cranberries, apples, and oranges. This drink is refreshing, not too sweet , and even slightly healthy. » See the Recipe

Apple Cider Bourbon Slush

Apple Cider Bourbon Slush

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 patience/preparation. » See the Recipe

Brandy Mulled Wine

Brandy Mulled Wine

Brandy Mulled Wine is warm and delicious and perfect for fall entertaining. It’s a must have at the holidays. The drink is made with maple syrup for extra rich flavor. » See the Recipe

Hot Spiced Cranberry Cocktail

Hot Spiced Cranberry Cocktail

You should be drinking your cranberry cocktail warm with plenty of seasonal spices and vodka. This is the perfect holiday drink and will warm you right up! » See the Recipe

Almond Milk Chai With Whiskey & Orange

Almond Milk Chai With Whiskey & Orange

A warm and cozy vegan chai whiskey cocktail! Almond milk steeped chai tea with whiskey and freshly squeezed orange juice. » See the Recipe

Holiday Spiced Honeycrisp Apple Cocktail

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! » See the Recipe


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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