Drink Recipes For Thanksgiving Day

Want to make your next Thanksgiving feast memorable? Serve one of these Thanksgiving-inspired drinks recipes.

Before Thanksgiving arrives, the grocery store's aisles will be filled with last-minute shoppers searching for ingredients to make a green bean casserole, scanning the frozen aisle for the perfect ten-pound turkey and grabbing all the fresh vegetables they can find to make the perfect winter stuffing. When you have shopped for all of your food ingredients, don't forget to swing by a liquor store for ingredients to make the perfect Thanksgiving cocktails for your guests. Here are some Thanksgiving-inspired drink recipes to help make your Thanksgiving a holiday to remember.

Thanksgiving Turkey Cocktail

For a sweet and tasty cocktail, fill a tall thin glass half full of cubed ice. Throw in one and a half ounces of bourbon whiskey, half an ounce of applejack brandy, a teaspoon of lime juice and four ounces of cranberry juice. Stir the ingredients for a delicious pre-feast treat.

Fall Cocktail

Fill a cocktail shaker half full of ice cubes. Pour in one ounce of dry vermouth, three-quarters of an ounce of gin, three quarters of an ounce of apricot brandy, half a teaspoon of Creme de Cassis and half a teaspoon of lemon juice. Shake the mixture well and strain into a favorite cocktail glass.

Harvest Cider

For your large Thanksgiving get-together, nothing says Autumn like a steaming cup of cider. In a large stockpot, mix one gallon of apple juice, one gallon of apple cider, three cups of sugar, and eight cinnamon sticks. Let the mixture boil (it will make your entire house smell delicious). Once it boils, remove it from the heat source and allow it to completely cool. Once the mixture has cooled off, slowly stir in one bottle (750 ml) of grain alcohol. If you will have children at your Thanksgiving feast, before adding the alcohol, fill a small saucepan with the non-alcoholic cider to serve to them.

Grandma's Apple Pie

Love your grandmother's apple pie? Then try it in a clean shot. In a favorite shot glass, pour in one ounce of your favorite vodka, one ounce of apple cider and a small bit of ground cinnamon. Top the liquid with some fresh whipped cream for a delicious and smooth shot.

Thanksgiving Punch

Serve this delicious punch at your next Thanksgiving feast and it will have everybody talking. Use your favorite punch bowl for this recipe. Mix six ounces of lemon juice, one can of frozen lemonade (from concentrate), one can of frozen orange juice (from concentrate) and one bottle of whiskey (750 ml) in the bowl. Slowly stir in three liters of your favorite lemon-lime drink (carbonated). Thinly slice some oranges and let them float in the punch for a delicious and fruity drink.

Thanksgiving Daiquiri

Serve this delicious daiquiri as an after-dinner treat for your next Thanksgiving feast. Fill a blender almost halfway full of ice cubes. Combine five ounces of frozen strawberries, three ounces of fresh strawberries, one peach (coarsely chopped), a quarter cup of brown sugar, one teaspoon of nutmeg, twelve ounces of bourbon, three ounces of peach-flavored schnapps and a quarter cup of orange juice. Blend the mixture until it is able to be poured and serve in some wine glasses.

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