Thanksgiving is commonly celebrated as a day to give thanks for our many blessings, and also for the FOOD. They go hand in hand. But while the turkey is taking forever to cook, your kids are running around like crazy because they skipped lunch in anticipation of an early dinner which is taking longer than you expected, things can get a little stressful. That’s where the Thanksgiving cocktail comes in! Instead of stressing out about the sweet potato soufflé not being done yet, mix up one of these adult beverages and enjoy the day like everyone else!
1. Apple Pie On The Rocks
No need to wait until the turkey has been carved and all the leftovers have been put away when it comes to enjoying this cocktail. Cinnamon whisky, caramel vodka, vanilla citrus liqueur and apple cider make this a tasty adult apple pie, all served on the rocks. Sipping on this while you’re slaving away in the kitchen is bound to put you in a good mood!
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2. Apple Cider Mojito
Homemade cinnamon simple syrup, apple cider and white rum form the base for this refreshing cocktail. Enjoy while cooking or at the end of the day when you’re feet are aching but your heart is full from family and friends. Don’t forget the mint and apple slices for that extra flavor and garnish!
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3. Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch
Just give us all the pumpkin when it comes to Thanksgiving! It feels like once this special day has come and gone it’s all about the peppermint so let’s enjoy it while we can right? Pumpkin spiced apple cider, bourbon, ginger ale and maple simple syrup combine in this beverage that has all the Fall feels. Keep away from the kiddos because this isn’t your average party punch!
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4. Bourbon Pecan Pie Cocktail
Pie makes everything right with the world, and I’m guessing this Bourbon Pecan Pie cocktail does too. Even if you don’t love the traditional chewy pecan pie, I’m guessing you’ll be ok with drinking it in a glass! All you need is bourbon, vodka and some fancy pecan praline liqueur. Garnish with actual pecans and enjoy!
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5. Pumpkin Pie Martini
Two of the main ingredients in this cocktail are heavy cream and pumpkin pie spice, which to me means this is going to be AMAZING (in a sing-songy voice). The others are creme de cacao, vanilla vodka and ice. WhetherVIsit you serve as pre-dinner drinks or during dessert (heck, AS dessert), you’ll get your pumpkin pie fill for sure!
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6. Spiced Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate
Talk about decadent! This rich and creamy hot chocolate is definitely for adults only. Made with whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin puree, chocolate chip and vodka and set to heat in a crock pot for 2 hours, you can’t beat this rich and smooth hot cocoa. No need for pie after drinking one of these!
You can make this gluten-free too! Check out TheCookieRookie.com for the full recipe.
7. Sparkling Fig & Honey Cocktail
This cocktail is topping our list when it comes to beauty and unique ingredients. While you may not have figs lying around, it may be worth an extra trip to the store for this sparkling drink that’s perfect for an early Thanksgiving lunch! Antioxidant-rich figs, honey, apple juice, champagne and orange liquor get our mouth’s watering just reading through the ingredient list. The best part of this cocktail? You’re working to clear up your complexion too!
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8. Spiced Pear Gin Fizz
Whip up your own spiced pear simple syrup, then combine with a somewhat elaborate concoction of gin, club soda and an egg white (trust us). This is definitely for those fancy parties where you want to mix to impress!
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