- Christina Hubeli
8 Signature Drinks To Wow Your Friends & Family This Thanksgiving
Who said signature drinks are just for weddings? Not us! Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and one easy, yet so effective, way to step up your dinner this year is by offering your guests a signature drink or two. Instead of just offering wine, a signature drink is a fun and creative way to impress your guests! Bonus points if you give it a punny name.
To ensure your signature cocktail really shines on the day of, play mixologist a few days in advance and try creating the recipe. Plus, a cocktail could be just what you need to keep the Thanksgiving dinner hosting stress to a minimum!
Check out some of our favorite recipes below to get in the festive mood!
Nothing screams fall quite like pumpkin spice, and you’ll feel oh-so-classy with this Pumpkin Spice Martini. Make sure to shop early for this one, as it includes pumpkin liqueur that is typically only sold seasonally.
2) Toasted Pecan Old Fashioned
Pecan pie, but make it a drink! If you’re opting for this old fashioned, make sure to read the recipe closely -- you’ll need to soak pecans in whiskey for 3 to 4 days, so plan ahead! And of course, don’t forget the sugar cubes and oversized ice cubes.
This summer classic is made with a cranberry twist for a delicious and refreshing fall cocktail. Serve it up in a classic copper mug with a lime and fresh cranberry garnish. This one is also so simple to make into a mocktail. Just omit the vodka, and voila!
If you need a simple yet seasonal option, check out these Apple Cider Mimosas. This recipe swaps out orange juice for apple cider and is perfect for sipping if you’re up early to start cooking (but we’re not here to tell you a mimosa is only for the morning). Plus, you’ll kick things up a notch with the cinnamon sugar rim and apple garnish!
With just 3 ingredients, this cocktail is so easy to create but still has that wow factor. Ginger and rosemary balance the tartness of the pomegranate, while the ginger beer adds a tangy fizz. Plus, the color of the pomegranate makes this cocktail a beautiful addition to your Thanksgiving table!
6) Mulled Wine
A cold-weather classic, mulled wine is the perfect option for warming up during this chilly holiday. It’s very versatile, so you have options when it comes to the types of wine, fruits, and garnishes you can include. Toss everything in a slow cooker for an easy and delicious drink that doesn’t require too much work!
Now, personally, I would have never thought of a margarita as a potential Thanksgiving drink. But this recipe features several fall flavors like pear, cinnamon, and apple for a yummy seasonal twist on a classic cocktail.
8) Salted Caramel White Russian
This one is perfect to break out for dessert. Sweet and creamy with a touch of salty, caramel is a warm flavor that adds a new flavor to a classic white Russian. Have your dessert and drink it too!
Whether you go with a more simple option or pull out all the stops for your signature cocktail, these recipes will be such a fun addition to your Thanksgiving menu this year! And we can’t wait to see you show off your creations on Instagram soon.
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