Updated: Dec 7, 2022
Everyone knows that it’s not a true Thanksgiving feast until someone breaks out the alcohol. You might be thinking of ways to spice up your typical drink menu this year. If you’re a tequila, vodka, or whiskey lover, BarGlance has you covered! Whether you want to impress the in-laws, wow your BFFs at this year’s Friendsgiving, or just try a new holiday drink, here are 5 cocktail variations that are sure to start the party this Thanksgiving!
1- Cranberry Moscow Mule
This is a simple cocktail that will pack a punch at your Thanksgiving dinner! This spin on a typical Mule is the perfect fit for the fall season with notes of apple and cranberry. With its bright and crisp flavor, this cocktail pairs well with any Thanksgiving dish.
2 oz Crown Apple Whiskey
1 oz Cranberry Juice
Add your whiskey and cranberry juice, top with ginger beer, and add a squeeze of lime!
2- Festive Fall Margarita
Do you sit at the Thanksgiving dinner table dreaming of summer and being on a white sand beach with the sun beating down on your skin? Well, here’s a drink to remind you of summer while you stuff your face with turkey this November.
4 oz White Cranberry Juice
1 oz Triple Sec
1 oz Silver Tequila
This one is too easy. Add the three liquids and the juice of half a lime to a shaker with ice. Shake it up, and pour it into your glass. If you’re feelin’ fancy, rim your glass with lime, and dip in a salt and sugar mixture.
3- Caramel Apple Sangria
This punch is the perfect accompaniment to any Thanksgiving feast! You’ll rival the turkey chef when you bring this delish caramel apple sangria to dinner.
1 Bottle Cathead Pecan-Flavored Vodka
4 Cups Apple Cider
6 Cinnamon Sticks
5 Small Apples
2 Bottles of Sparkling Wine
Mix the vodka and apple cider in a large canister. Slice the apples, and toss them in the mixture with the cinnamon sticks. Let the sangria sit for 1-2 hours. Once chilled, top off with the sparkling wine. Squeeze the caramel drizzle on a plate, rim your glasses, and pour the sangria! Cheers!
4- Apple Cider Spritz
If you’re looking for something to pair well with dessert, the Apple Cider Spritz is the drink for you! A take on the classic Aperol Spritz, this cocktail screams apple pie. With a sprig of cinnamon and a spiced sugar rim, this drink is perfect for a Friendsgiving celebration or to whip up when the pie comes out.
1 oz Aperol
3 oz Apple Cider
3 oz Champagne
First, you want to sugar your rim. Cut a lemon and swipe the wedge around the rim of your glass. Pour granulated sugar and cinnamon onto a plate, and dip your rim. Once your rim is sugared, pour the Aperol, apple cider, and champagne into the glass. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon!
5- Pumpkin Old Fashioned
Looking to spice up your tried and true cozy cocktail? The Pumpkin Old Fashioned is a warm and yummy take on this classic. With traditional notes of cherry and orange, this cocktail will keep you hydrated while watching football on your mom’s couch. It might even prep you for a good afternoon nap!
2 oz Bourbon
⅔ oz Maple Syrup
1 tbsp Pumpkin Puree
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Pour into your glass, on the rocks of course, and rub an orange slice across the rim. Top with a cherry and orange slice! When the festivities die down and you’re left feeling a little sad, try out one of these cocktails on your own! They’re great to bring to your Thanksgiving feast or to craft up on a cozy night in. BarGlance has your back with all your drinking needs. And when your pants finally button back up and you’re ready to hit the bars, BarGlance has you covered for that too. With live stream camera footage and a personalized content feed, BarGlance before you go to get the most from your night out!