Like the queen of autumn, music would say “Tis, the damn season” and Taylor is right, it is the damn season for love, light, and great parties. With great parties comes the great responsibility of making cocktails that will be loved by all.
Don’t worry we are here to help, here we have curated a list of the best thanksgiving cocktails that there are. Everything is seasonal and super easy to make. So are you ready to blow everyone’s mind this Thanksgiving?
1. Pecan Pie Martini
This sounds like a lot of work but you would be surprised, this is a creamy and delicious cocktail that is made up of pecan flavoured vodka, i was just as surprised as you are, yes pecan flavoured vodka is a thing. The existence of this flavor is common knowledge too, all you have to do is get pecan flavoured vodka mixed gently with irish cream liquor, vanilla vodka and heavy cream. Pour the drink over ice in a chilled cocktail glass that is rimmed with brown sugar. You can also use whipped cream instead of the heavy cream.
2. Fall Mimosas
We all have had our share of mimosa drunk brunches and I know it sounds like a breezy drink that you can enjoy under the sun. If you love mimosas as much as the next person then this is a great mimosa recipe for you, this is the autumn version of a mimosa. All you need to do is pick out your favorite sparkling wine and mix it with apple cider. It blends quite well with the wine. Pro tip- pick out a semi dry, sweet wine for this.
3. Pumpkin Pie Moscow Mule
Don’t worry about preparing the actual pie for this drink, it’s just a name. This one is also quite easy to make. A moscow mule is usually a ginger beer/ale with vodka and lime juice. Moscow mule is a prohibition era drink that still happens to be one of the most popular drinks that there are. You can also make a moscow mule with bourbon, tequila and rum. For this specific recipe however you just need vanilla vodka, ginger beer and a little bit of pumpkin butter.
4. Spiced Cranberry Hot Toddy
Hot toddies are basically whiskey, honey combined with a couple of delicious spices, served hot and it’s an ideal drink for a chilly winter night. The thanksgiving spin we have given this drink makes it the best cocktail you can have on a cold winter’s night with your friends. You have to use bourbon for this drink instead of whiskey, add a couple of tart cranberries and a small orange in the same decanter. It’s almost like making a hot bourbon sangria. You wanna get all the juices right. It is very easy to make and even smoother to finish.
5. Apple Cider Prosecco Spritz
If you love drinking aperol spritz but you want it to stop tasting so bitter then this is the drink for you. This drink has apple cider, aperol and just a dash of cranberry juice for the sake of the festive season. It is an easy to make drink that you can prepare for a large quantity of people very effortlessly. You can leave the prosecco out of it if you don’t like it and it can be a great mocktail. Or do what I do and prepare both.
6. Pomegranate Apple Smash
This is an easy drink that you can make with only three ingredients, all you need is white rum, muddled pomegranate with a dash of apple cider. It is a fun drink that you can prepare for a lot of people at once. You can always make more batches of the same drink quickly if you are inviting all the drunk friends and family at home.
7. Pumpkin Spice White Russian Cocktail
This is another one of those cocktails that are simple to make not because of how easy it is to make it but because of how little ingredients you will need to use. The best way to describe it is to imagine a starbucks spiced pumpkin latte that you can get drunk on. It has coffee liqueur, sugar free pumpkin syrup and a dash of coconut milk, with vodka. You can also use rum but let’s not though.