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The 10 best cocktails for thanksgiving dinner

The holidays are upon us! Soon we can enjoy delicious dishes and excellent cocktails. Many films and TV series have showed us and enter confidence with one of the most felt occasions in the United States: thanksgiving.

Organizing a thanksgiving dinner is not a simple task, especially because gathering relatives to toast on the occasion of Thanksgiving Day means meeting the tastes of many different people.

In the last ten years in the United States it is Friendsgiving increasingly widespread, that is, the thanks spent together with friends. He was born initially among those who were unable to return home for the holidays, but today they are celebrated by those who prefer to spend a special occasion with their friends and modernize tradition.

To impress your guests (whether they are friends or relatives!) We have prepared one Selection of cocktails to be served during thanksgiving dinner, to enhance the autumn flavors and the menu of this party. Relax and continue reading: We will take care of your dinner for your dinner. Here is our list of cocktails for thanks.

1. Cranberry Moscow Mule

If you think of the typical thanksgiving dishes, the Blueberry sauce. We find this unmistakable flavor in a cocktail that combines red blueberry and ginger, for a decidedly festive variant of the Moscow Mule. You can combine with this cocktail a variant of the classic carrine stuffed with gravy sauce, like turkey meatballs with rosemary and brie morsels with blueberry sauce.


  • 120 ml of Ginger Beer
  • 120 ml of blueberry juice for cocktails
  • 60 ml of dark rum or vodka
  • 1 lime cut in half
  • Chopped ice cubes
  • Red blueberries (fresh or frozen)

2. Apple Cider Prosecco Spritz

The Apple Cider Prosecco Spritz is a Typical cocktail for thanksgiving dinner. Sparkling and fresh with a touch of cinnamon, it is slightly sweet but with a bit of bitterness.


  • 60-90 ml of apple cider
  • 30 ml of Aperol
  • 60-90 ml of Prosecco
  • A splash of soda
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • Apple slices to decorate

3. Apple Cider Old-Fashioned

A all -new variant of a classic appreciated by whiskey lovers is certainly one of ours Drink for thanksgiving favorite.


  • 1/4 of apple cup cup
  • 60 ml of good quality bourbon or whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon of maple syrup
  • 3 drops of bitter
  • 1 slice of apple to decorate
  • 1 slice of orange to decorate
  • Cinnamon sticks to decorate

If you prefer to stay on the classic, try ours Old Fashioned mixed. Simple and quick to prepare, you can savor its rich taste in a few seconds.

4. Spiced Cranberry Hot Toddy

The ideal for heating from the cold of winter, the hot toddy is preparing with a liqueur like whiskey or bourbon, hot water and honey (or sugar, depending on the recipe). The Spiced Cranberry Hot Toddy is a sweeter and more spicy version of the original.


  • 2 cups of untrue blueberry juice
  • 1/2 small orange, with prick peel
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 slice of fresh ginger (about 2.5 cm)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper grains
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cloves
  • 2 pieces of star anise
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of honey
  • 90-120 ml of Bourbon

5. Apple Cider Bellini

Between cocktail for thanksgiving This version of Bellini cannot be missing, very simple to prepare with only three ingredients. Depending on the tastes of your guests, you can prepare it for everyone in a carafe or individually.


For a cocktail:

  • 30 ml of apple cider
  • 30 ml of apple vodka
  • Champagne or Prosecco
  • Apple slices to decorate

For a carafe:

  • 1 cup of apple cider
  • 1 cup of apple vodka
  • 1 750 ml bottle of Champagne or Prosecco
  • Apple slices to decorate

6. Irish Cream drowned

If the typical thanksgiving turkey has filled you, a coffee -based drinks Like this Irish Cream drowned is ideal to be enjoyed after dinner. (Attention, however: it must be served with a spoon).


  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla ice cream
  • 30 ml of Irish Cream liqueur
  • 60 ml of strong coffee

7. Cranberry Cobbler Smash

What if I wanted to enjoy all the flavors of a delicious dessert in a single cocktail with a decisive character? Then in Thanksgiving dinner menu The Cranberry Cobbler Smash cannot be missing.


  • 30-60 ml of Bourbon
  • 90-120 ml of blueberry juice
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • A pinch of cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 30-60 mdi cinnamon syrup
  • Cinnamon sticks to decorate
  • Candied blueberries in the glass or to decorate
  • Crushed ice

8. Cranberry Margarita

The blueberry continues to be the protagonist of thanks, and we find it in this festive version of the Margarita. Between cocktail for thanksgiving This refreshing drink cannot be missing, with a sweet taste but with acidic tips.


  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 grated orange peel with its juice
  • 1 tablespoon of coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • 45 ml of Tequila
  • 1 Lime Squeeze
  • 130 ml of blueberry juice
  • 30 ml of triple sec
  • Ice

Give your guests the opportunity to opt for a decisive and less sweet flavor with ours Mixed margarita

9. Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour

For those who appreciate the intense flavor of an Old Fashioned or a Manhattan, you can prepare this rich version suitable for parties.


  • 120 ml of Bourbon
  • 30 ml of lemon juice
  • 30 ml of maple syrup
  • 150 ml of white sugar syrup
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon powder

Do not let your guests wait and offer them ours Whiskey Sour ready to drink

10. Fall Flavours Punch

A non -alcoholic cocktail for thanksgiving, designed for those who will have to drive after dinner. The ideal even if you don't know What to drink thanksgiving During an alcoholic game with friends without getting a nice headache!


  • 1 l of blueberry juice
  • About 1 of orange juice
  • 2 l of lemon/lime soda
  • Orange slices
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Ice

These are our best cocktails tips to taste during one Thanksgiving dinner. Give your guests spoiled for choice e Customize your cocktail box.

If instead you need advice, read our tips for Aperitif menu or our guide on How to organize an aperitif at home, with the advice of international experts in the etiquette.

Whatever the way you choose to celebrate this period with your loved ones, enjoy it with food, drinks and lots of happiness!