42 Boozy Thanksgiving Cocktails to Kick Turkey Day Off Right

Best Thanksgiving Cocktails

It's that time of year when it's finally time to plan your Thanksgiving menu. And the biggest foodie holiday calls for tasty appetizers, a show-stopping main dish, traditional side dishes and, of course, decadent desserts!

But we're here to express our gratitude for another crucial part of the Turkey Day dinner: festive, creative cocktails!

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Fall Alcoholic Drinks

When it comes to adding a little boozy fun in your festivities, there are so many tasty choices - like these 42 festive Thanksgiving cocktails that are sure to have your guests asking for refills! You can rely on fall-inspired flavors like pumpkin and apple for so many options. A Pumpkin Pie Margarita is sure to get the party started and if you're serving brunch over the holiday weekend, Apple Pie Mimosas need to be on the menu. Mulled Wine is entertaining for its simplicity. And just because all of these are easy Thanksgiving cocktails to make doesn't mean they won't taste great! No matter what you mix up, believe us when we say your holiday gatherings will be festive, sparkly, punchy, and lots of fun!

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42 Best Thanksgiving Cocktails for 2023

<p>La Marca Prosecco</p><p>All you need is brandy, <a href="https://parade.com/699065/parade/diy-anti-dandruff-treatment-with-apple-cider-vinegar/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:apple cider;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">apple cider</a>, Prosecco and soda water to make this sweet and bubbly <a href="https://parade.com/847057/amberbrady/12-non-alcoholic-holiday-drinks-for-christmas-and-new-years/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:holiday drink;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">holiday drink</a>. If you feel like being fancy, dip the rims in apple cider then into some <a href="https://parade.com/848941/lyubabrooke/15-sinfully-delicious-cinnamon-desserts/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:cinnamon;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">cinnamon</a> sugar for a festive touch.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/1134997/solanahawkenson/toast-the-end-of-2020-with-a-bubbly-prosecco-apple-cider-cocktail/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Prosecco Apple Cider Cocktail;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Prosecco Apple Cider Cocktail</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/1092728/kristamarshall/easy-caramel-apple-fluff-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Caramel Apple Fluff;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Caramel Apple Fluff</a></strong></p>
<p>Pam Beth</p><p>You are probably already buying cranberries for your meal, so have them pull double duty for this Cranberry Crush Cocktail. Using ingredients for more than one dish is not only easier, but helps keep the budget down!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/963012/pambeth/holiday-cranberry-crush-cocktail-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cranberry Crush Cocktail;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Cranberry Crush Cocktail</a></strong></p>
<p>Codigo</p><p>Margarita lovers in search ofa a fresh fall spin on their favorite cocktail will obviously love this <strong>Pumpkin Pie Margarita</strong>, that's half drink, half dessert.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/1285738/kelli-acciardo/pumpkin-pie-margarita/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pumpkin Pie Margarita;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Pumpkin Pie Margarita</a></strong></p>
<p>Tim Laird</p><p>This whiskey and honey Cocktail tastes exactly like a humble spice of apple pie. It even comes with whipped cream on top. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/1130223/alison-ashton/apple-pie-cocktail-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Apple Pie Cocktail;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Apple Pie Cocktail</a></strong></p>
<p>Sally Pasley Vargas</p><p>This ruby-tinted spin on the classic cocktails serves one, but for a crowd, you can scale up on the ingredients and chill. Top with cold Champagne just before serving.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/608949/alison-ashton/cranberry-french-75/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cranberry French 75;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Cranberry French 75</a></strong></p>
<p>Jon Ashton</p><p>Ginger ale, orange and sugared cranberries make this martini pop. Cheers!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/1294687/jonashton/ginger-orange-and-cranberry-martini-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ginger, Orange and Cranberry Martini;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Ginger, Orange and Cranberry Martini</a></strong></p>
<p>Dale Degroff</p><p>Shake things up with this rum-based "pilgrim cocktail" made with a triple dose of orange. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/29822/daledegroff/pilgrim-cocktail/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pilgrim Cocktail;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Pilgrim Cocktail</a></strong></p>

Dale Degroff

Shake things up with this rum-based "pilgrim cocktail" made with a triple dose of orange.

Get the recipe: Pilgrim Cocktail

<p>A Southern Soul</p><p>Usher in Autumn with a Spiced Pear Moscow Mule! This seasonal twist to the classic cocktail is refreshing and easy to make with pear infused simple syrup, vodka, ginger beer, and a squeeze of fresh lime. It’s the perfect drink to sip on this fall.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.asouthernsoul.com/spiced-pear-moscow-mule/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spiced Pear Moscow Mule;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Spiced Pear Moscow Mule</a></strong></p>
<p>The Country Cook</p><p>Apple cider is good, apple cider spiked with vodka is glorious. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.thecountrycook.net/warm-apple-cider-cocktail/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Warm Apple Cider Cocktail;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Warm Apple Cider Cocktail</a></strong></p>

The Country Cook

Apple cider is good, apple cider spiked with vodka is glorious.

Get the recipe: Warm Apple Cider Cocktail

<p>Julie's Eats and Treats</p><p>With bursts of pink grapefruit, blood orange, pomegranate, and pears, this white wine sangria celebrates the best of winter citrus. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.julieseatsandtreats.com/winter-sangria/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Winter Sangria;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Winter Sangria</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/943039/felicialim/best-sangria-recipes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:30 Best Fall Sangria Recipes;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">30 Best Fall Sangria Recipes</a></strong></p>
<p>Thyme & Joy</p><p>Apple cider, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice are combined with a standard mojito to make this festive fall mojito cocktail.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://thymeandjoy.com/thanksgiving-mojito/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Thanksgiving Mojitos;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Thanksgiving Mojitos</a></strong></p>
<p>Thyme & Joy</p><p>It's always a party with a good big-batch punch, and this one tastes like fall in a cup. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://thymeandjoy.com/thanksgiving-punch/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Thanksgiving Punch;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Thanksgiving Punch</a></strong></p>

Thyme & Joy

It's always a party with a good big-batch punch, and this one tastes like fall in a cup.

Get the recipe: Thanksgiving Punch

<p>Half Baked Harvest</p><p>Homemade spiced maple syrup, mixed with warming bourbon, lemon, and orange, then topped off with bubbly champagne for that special November touch. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/spiced-maple-bourbon-fizz/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spiced Maple Bourbon Fizz;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Spiced Maple Bourbon Fizz</a></strong></p>
<p>Half Baked Harvest</p><p>Margaritas aren't only for summer anymore. This cozy take on the classic combines smoky mezcal with orange liquor, spiced apple cider, a hint of lime, and sweet maple syrup. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/smoky-harvest-apple-cider-margaritas/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margarita;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margarita</a></strong></p>
<p>Half Baked Harvest</p><p>Rim the glasses of this punch in cinnamon sugar, and top each drink off with ginger beer, to create an extra special fall cocktail that everyone will love!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/pumpkin-patch-punch/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pumpkin Patch Punch;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Pumpkin Patch Punch</a></strong></p>
<p>The Country Cook</p><p>What would happen if a White Russian smashed into a pumpkin. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.thecountrycook.net/pumpkin-spice-white-russian/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pumpkin Spice White Russian;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Pumpkin Spice White Russian</a></strong></p>
<p>Spend With Pennies</p><p>A cross between a cinnamon vanilla milkshake and buttered rum, what more could you want to drink on Thanksgiving?</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.spendwithpennies.com/snickerdoodle-cocktail-with-rumchata/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Snickerdoodle Cocktail;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Snickerdoodle Cocktail</a></strong></p>
<p>The Cookie Rookie</p><p>The only thing better than enjoying a great slice of Pumpkin Pie during the holidays is being able to sip one too!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.thecookierookie.com/pumpkin-pie-punch/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pumpkin Pie Punch;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Pumpkin Pie Punch</a></strong></p>
<p>Half Baked Harvest</p><p>This cocktail is a surefire way to get into the Thanksgiving spirit. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/spiced-cranberry-punch/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spiced Cranberry Punch;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Spiced Cranberry Punch</a></strong></p>

Half Baked Harvest

This cocktail is a surefire way to get into the Thanksgiving spirit.

Get the recipe: Spiced Cranberry Punch

<p>The Soccer Mom Blog</p><p>This Thanksgiving cocktail is pure bliss. It's smooth, sweet, and has got a hint of spicy cinnamon kick. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://thesoccermomblog.com/thanksgiving-margarita-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Thanksgiving Margarita;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Thanksgiving Margarita</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/1273582/kristamarshall/thanksgiving-slow-cooker-side-dishes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:40 Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Side Dishes;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">40 Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Side Dishes</a></strong></p>
<p>Tidy Mom</p><p>Warming spices, pumpkin-flavored ale, spiced rum and butterscotch schnapps make this drink the best thing to hit your cocktail glass this fall. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://tidymom.net/smashing-pumpkin-cocktail/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Smashing Pumpkin Cocktail;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Smashing Pumpkin Cocktail</a></strong></p>
<p>Thyme & Joy</p><p>Pumpkin puree and apple cider make this Moscow Mule scream fall just in time for the holiday season. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://thymeandjoy.com/thanksgiving-moscow-mule/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Thanksgiving Moscow Mule;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Thanksgiving Moscow Mule</a></strong></p>
<p>The Cookie Rookie</p><p>Made with homemade pumpkin simple syrup and seasoned with pumpkin pie spice, this whisky cocktail is one cozy drink.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.thecookierookie.com/pumpkin-whiskey-smash-cocktail/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pumpkin Whiskey Smash Cocktail;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Pumpkin Whiskey Smash Cocktail</a></strong></p>
<p>The Cookie Rookie</p><p>Easy and quick to make, Thanksgiving calls for a warming drink filled with flavors of tart cranberry and zesty orange.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.thecookierookie.com/orange-cranberry-bourbon-smash/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Orange Cranberry Bourbon Smash;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Orange Cranberry Bourbon Smash</a></strong></p>
<p>Half Baked Harvest</p><p>Make a pitcher of Pumpkin Pie Punch and let your guests serve themselves. This one is awesome too because it can be made "mocktail" style, so the kids can enjoy a little as well.<br></p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/pumpkin-head-punch/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pumpkin Head Punch;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Pumpkin Head Punch</a></strong></p>
<p>Salt & Lavender</p><p>Winter bounty in a pitcher. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.saltandlavender.com/pomegranate-persimmon-winter-sangria/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pomegranate and Persimmon Winter Sangria;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Pomegranate and Persimmon Winter Sangria</a></strong></p>
<p>Half Baked Harvest</p><p>This cocktail is naughty because of the bourbon, and nice because of the cinnamon and honey.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/naughty-and-nice-cinnamon-toddy/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Naughty and Nice Cinnamon Toddy;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Naughty and Nice Cinnamon Toddy</a></strong></p>
<p>Hot Eats and Cool Reads</p><p>Apples and honey go together especially well in this fruity and syrupy beverage. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.hoteatsandcoolreads.com/2022/08/fall-apple-honey-vodka-cocktail-recipe.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fall Apple Honey Cocktail;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Fall Apple Honey Cocktail</a></strong></p>
<p>Julie's Eats and Treats</p><p>This is one big-batch cocktail you can simply by pouring all the ingredients in your slow cooker, setting and forgetting, and coming back when it's ready. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.julieseatsandtreats.com/spiked-apple-cider/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Crock Pot Spiked Apple Cider;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Crock Pot Spiked Apple Cider</a></strong></p>
<p>Spend With Pennies</p><p>This deeply flavored cocktail is a fall classic for a reason. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.spendwithpennies.com/easy-mulled-wine-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Easy Mulled Wine;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Easy Mulled Wine</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/1142087/pipandebby/best-wine-sauces/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:How To Cook With Wine;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">How To Cook With Wine</a></strong></p>
<p>Spend With Pennies</p><p>Your Thanksgiving plate demands turkey, mashed potatoes, and green beans. And your Thanksgiving cup should always be filled with hot toddy. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.spendwithpennies.com/hot-toddy-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hot Toddy;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Hot Toddy</a></strong></p>
<p>Half Baked Harvest</p><p>Spicy sweet boozy bliss. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/ginger-apple-moscow-mule/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ginger Apple Moscow Mule;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Ginger Apple Moscow Mule</a></strong></p>

Half Baked Harvest

Spicy sweet boozy bliss.

Get the recipe: Ginger Apple Moscow Mule

<p>Half Baked Harvest</p><p>Why not kick off Turkey Day with this Harvest Apple Ginger Spritz. Fresh apple juice combined with vodka, orange liquor, and lemon, along with a sweet honey, ginger, and sage syrup.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/harvest-apple-ginger-spritz/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Harvest Apple Ginger Spritz;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Harvest Apple Ginger Spritz</a></strong></p>
<p>Half Baked Harvest</p><p>This cider smash is a sweet, citrusy, and warming way to welcome the start of autumn.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/fig-bourbon-cider-smash/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fig Bourbon Cider Smash;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Fig Bourbon Cider Smash</a></strong></p>
<p>Hot Eats and Cool Reads</p><p>A bright splash of cranberry flavor transforms the classic Moscow Mule cocktail into a new festive cranberry favorite.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.hoteatsandcoolreads.com/2020/11/cranberry-moscow-mule-recipe.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cranberry Moscow Mule;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Cranberry Moscow Mule</a></strong></p>
<p>The Country Cook</p><p>Cranberry juice elevates every cocktail it touches. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.thecountrycook.net/cranberry-wine-spritzer/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cranberry Wine Spritzer;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Cranberry Wine Spritzer</a></strong></p>

The Country Cook

Cranberry juice elevates every cocktail it touches.

Get the recipe: Cranberry Wine Spritzer

<p>Kimspired DIY</p><p>Proof that you can eat your Thanksgiving bourbon pecan pie, and drink it too.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://kimspireddiy.com/alcoholic-drinks-best-boozy-pecan-pie-recipe-easy-and-simple-fall-cocktail-vodka-alcohol-drinks/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Boozy Pecan Pie;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Boozy Pecan Pie</a></strong></p>
<p>Hot Eats and Cool Reads</p><p>This cocktail is a drink to serve at Thanksgiving, your next football party, and any other fall celebration you have scheduled. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.hoteatsandcoolreads.com/2015/09/cupcake-diaries-5th-blogiversary.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Autumn Apple Cider Martini;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Autumn Apple Cider Martini</a></strong></p>
<p>Craving Some Creativity</p><p>Caramel Apple Sangria puts an autumn twist on a party classic and the Hot Toddy is perfect for those of us who celebrate Thanksgiving with cold and snow outside.<br></p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.cravingsomecreativity.com/caramel-apple-sangria-best-fall/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=1146246200_56446240_408230" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Caramel Apple Sangria;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Caramel Apple Sangria</a></strong></p>
<p>The Country Cook</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.thecountrycook.net/apple-cider-amaretto-sour/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Apple Cider Amaretto Sour;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Apple Cider Amaretto Sour</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/848906/deannasamaan/autumns-secret-ingredient-14-recipes-using-apple-cider/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:14 Recipes Using Apple Cider;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">14 Recipes Using Apple Cider</a></strong></p>
<p>Half Baked Harvest</p><p>Here is an Amaretto Sour crammed with the essence of peak season apples. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/apple-butter-old-fashioned/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Apple Butter Old Fashioned;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Apple Butter Old Fashioned</a></strong></p>
<p>A Southern Soul</p><p>This two-ingredient drink is crisp and light with just the right amount of sweetness.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.asouthernsoul.com/apple-cider-mimosas/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Apple Cider Mimosas;elm:context_link;itc:0" class="link ">Apple Cider Mimosas</a></strong></p>

A Southern Soul

This two-ingredient drink is crisp and light with just the right amount of sweetness.

Get the recipe: Apple Cider Mimosas

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