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5 Easy-To-Serve Festive Cocktails (And Mocktails) For Thanksgiving!

5 Easy-To-Serve Festive Cocktails (And Mocktails) For Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is the kick-off to the holiday season. Gathering with friends and family while a delicious meal cooks in the kitchen is something that many people look forward to all year long (ever heard of hygge?). Drinks, alcoholic or otherwise, will be necessary throughout the day's festivities.  Of course, you can (and should) provide your guests with sodas, water and the like, but you can also find some fun drinks to spice up your party. There are probably thousands of cocktail concoctions that you can look up on Pinterest, but here are just a few to get you going.

Cranberry Mimosa

Cranberry mimosas will be a fun and refreshing way to kick off Thanksgiving day. Plus, they're so simple to make! This recipe requires:

  • Sparkling wine, non-alcoholic sparkling wine or lemon-lime soda
  • Cranberry juice
  • Triple Sec (or a splash of orange juice)
  • Frozen cranberries (thawed)
  • Fresh Rosemary Sprigs

Find the full recipe here or an Apple Cider variation here.

Autumn Harvest Punch

This delicious bit of fall can be served as either a cocktail or a mocktail and will be a hassle-free drink for your guests to serve themselves. This recipe requires:

  • Apple cider
  • Ginger ale or champagne
  • Red apple
  • Green apple
  • Navel orange
  • Frozen cranberries
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice

Mix this all up and serve in a punch bowl or a cute beverage dispenser. An optional cinnamon rim station and fruit garnish bowl is a fun addition to these pretty drinks! You can find the full recipe here.

Orange Bourbon Smash

Another easy one for your guests is going to be this zesty, fresh orange cocktail. Mix this up ahead of time so all you'll have to do is grab some ice and pour yourself a drink! This recipe requires:

  • Orange juice
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Lime juice
  • Maple syrup
  • Triple sec
  • Bourbon
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Mint leaves
  • Ice

You can find the full recipe here.

Holiday Apple Cranberry Sangria

Sangrias are wine-based concoctions that will pair perfectly with a flawlessly roasted turkey and can be easily prepared in a large, ready-to-serve batch. This recipe requires:

  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Star anise
  • Cranberry juice
  • Apple juice
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Red wine
  • Sliced apples, oranges and cranberries for garnish (optional)

You can find the full recipe here.

Boozy Hot Chocolate

This will be a fun twist on a classic drink for a perfect after-dinner treat! For any of your non-alcoholic family members as well as children, all you'll have to do is make an additional dry batch. This recipe requires:

  • Milk
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Cocoa powder
  • Agave
  • Whipped Cream Vodka
  • Bailey's Salted Caramel
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Chocolate shavings
  • Marshmallows

You can find the full recipe here.

No matter what your holiday traditions include, adding a festive, fall-inspired drink to your dinner table will only add some fun to the party! Take a look for some more Thanksgiving day inspiration.

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