There’s a sour drink in a fun glass that adds to the celebratory celebration, and Thank you is no exception. After all, the wonderful spread of gratitude includes more than just food. They are another way to use the best thank you cocktails the best flavors of autumn and be creative in the kitchen. Also, having a drink on hand makes cooking more fun, too.
Cocktails are a great way to get people involved in the kitchen. Or, if you’re looking for something to help with the meal, volunteer to prepare a cocktail to thank. Even if you go to the cold turkey (the object of the game) to go to the wedding, a festive mocktail raises any event. Thanksgiving is upon us, which means the holiday season is in full swing. No matter what kind of holiday you’re having this year, it’s always a good idea to have one (or two!) Holiday cocktail / mocktail options. Now say “Congratulations” to start the holiday.
Thanks for the 13 best cocktails
Why we love: Sheela Prakash shared her Honeyed Prosecco recipe from her cookbook, Mediterranean Every day. It looks very festive and stylish, but it’s very easy to make and easy to multiply for large groups. The cocktail is perfect for preparing dinner when guests arrive (or all night!).
Hero component: Herbal infused honey will ask all your guests “what’s in this?”
Cranberry Pomegranate Holiday Mocktail at Unbound Wellness
Why we love: This holiday mocktail is the perfect combination of sparkling fruit. Also, it’s sugar-free, what’s not to love? If you need or want to cut down on alcohol this season, make this recipe as it is, or if not, add a splash of vodka. The good news is that it tastes just as good.
Hero component: Sparkling water is always my favorite ingredient in my cocktail because it balances the sweetness and adds some fun cheese.
Mulled Wine Sparkler from Food52
Why we love: This recipe is the festive atmosphere of the mulled wine you’ve been waiting for. Hot wine in syrup, topped with a glass of prosecco. Refreshing, festive and elegant. Needless to say, the moment prosecco plays on the syrup is a moment well worth Instagram.
Hero component: Hot wine is a holiday cocktail ingredient I needed in syrup.
Bourbon Apple Cider with Naughty Herb
Why we love: This Bourbon Apple Cider Punch, which is infused with honey syrup syrup, is very easy to prepare, and it has become advisable to spend a comfortable happy hour with friends by the fireplace or at the Thanksgiving meeting. It’s like honestly falling into a glass.
Hero component: Honey thyme is simple in syrup.
Modern non-alcoholic spicy pear punch
Why we love: For everyone on the guest list (including kids), this pear mocktail recipe is as tasty as it is nice. It is also made with only three ingredients and is ready in a few minutes. I love the idea of decorating each glass with cinnamon sticks and cranberries to give the drink the final feeling of gratitude.
Hero component: Ginger beer, for both cheese and spice.
Fig Honey Thyme Prosecco Smash Semi-Baked Harvest
Why we love: Someone who has just become obsessed with figs? On a cheese board, on a pizza, or on a cocktail, I can’t get enough. This recipe is a mix of figs, plums, old-flower liqueurs, lemon juice, honey and thyme, all with a little prosecco. Perfect and wonderful for fall at a Thanksgiving table.
Hero component: Figs for sure.
The spicy orange cranberry margarita from The First Mess
Why we love: Daisies are always on the menu at my family reunions and I can’t wait to present this recipe this year. It is described as a traditional painting with an “autumn outfit” on our street. The recipe makes it sweet with ginger and cinnamon in plum syrup, mixed with margarita or some ginger beer.
Hero component: Ginger is a hero in anything in my book.
FreutCake Bourbon Maple Apple Cider
Why we love: When I was growing up, my mom and my sisters and I both served a delicious apple cider to make the holiday feel festive, and that’s probably why I’m a huge fan of this bourbon apple cider. All you have to do is add bourbon, lemon juice and maple to the apple cider and it’s ready. This drink can be served hot or cold, but you can’t pass up a hot cocktail on a cold Thanksgiving day.
Hero component: For all the nostalgic fall it feels like apple cider.
Pomegranate Gin and Tonic How Sweet Eats
Why we love: This Pomegranate G&T is refreshing and seasonal. Pomegranate adds the perfect autumn flare, while maintaining the light flavor of a traditional gin tonic. I think it’s definitely one of the best Thanksgiving cocktails because it goes well with a heavy meal (and looks nice as well).
Hero component: Pomegranate, please!
Minimalist Baker’s Apple Cider Rooibos Hot Toddy
Why we love: If you haven’t heard, rooibos tea (pronounced ROY-boss) is a red, decaffeinated herbal tea with a subtle sweetness. AKA, the perfect base for making a hot apple cider cocktail. It is fresh, warm and packed with autumn spices. The Bourbon shot is completely optional, too, but I’ll definitely add it. You can also make sub chai tea for rooibo, I can’t wait to try it.
Hero component: Suppose you are happy to know that rooibos tea exists.
Chili Cinnamon Bourbon Hot Toddy Minimalist Baker
Why we love: This is another hot take-away (a word game) from a homemade cinnamon-chili-infusion maple syrup used in syrup. Yes, it’s as good as it sounds. It will literally warm your soul. I’m thanking this cocktail with fuzzy socks, fire, and my third piece of pumpkin pie.
Hero component: Red pepper flakes are always a good idea.
Half Baked Harvest pomegranate champagne mule
Why we love: Mules have been my last random obsession, and this festive version is calling my name. It has a double ginger, which is always a good idea, grapefruit, lime, pomegranate, vodka and champagne … so it’s basically a list of my favorite flavors. It is also very easy to double as a punch and thank you punch, which is why everyone will want more than one glass. Pro tip: don’t leave rosemary candied! It’s very easy to prepare, but the drink stands out.
Hero component: Grapefruit perfectly balances this dreamy combination.
Cinnamon Bourbon with Old Fashioned Half Baked Harvest Orange Brûleed
Why we love: Chances are, you already have all the ingredients to make this cinnamon Thanksgiving in the old fashioned way. It’s a simple 10-minute cocktail that your guests will enjoy all night long. You can also make it in syrup in advance, store it in the fridge and mix it with a drink when you’re ready.
Hero component: Rosemary in syrup and decorations brings an autumn atmosphere.