Sharing The 14 Most Popular Thanksgiving Drinks today to help you find the perfect drink for your holiday gathering this year. This list has everything from pitcher style drinks like my Thanksgiving sangria, to festive cranberry spritzers, to warming Chai White Russians, and just about everything in between. If you’re looking for the perfect cocktail to serve, you’ll surely be able to find it here.
Happy Halloween!! I can’t believe it’s Halloween!
It’s officially the weirdest Halloween we’ve all ever had, but I’m really hoping everyone is finding a few fun ways to celebrate. I know trick or treating is canceled for most of us, but I’m hoping these Thanksgiving drinks are able to brighten things up. At least they’ll provide us with some excitement for what’s to come! Thanksgiving just isn’t complete without a good cocktail in hand.
Since Thanksgiving is only a few short weeks away, I thought I would take some time today to share some of my favorite cocktails from previous years. As crazy as this is, I’ve now been sharing holiday drinks since November of 2016. That’s four years of Thanksgiving and Christmas drinks every Saturday in November and December. This means that I’ve built up a pretty good list of holiday drinks.
And you guys?
It’s a VERY good list. You all know I LOVE these cocktail posts, so these are truly some of my favorite recipes. I love making these drinks for you guys and for my family. Something about the holidays makes drinks even more fun. I love entertaining my family while mixing up cocktails in the kitchen. Being behind the kitchen counter is my “safety blanket”, it keeps me moving and talking away. Plus, I just have a lot of fun making them! I know we all have smaller crowds this Thanksgiving, but you’ll still be in need of a good cocktail no matter the size of your gathering!
I hope you enjoy this round-up of oldies, but goodies. Some of my favorite HBH Thanksgiving cocktails are listed here. And with that, let me know YOUR personal favorites.
Lastly, let me know what you might like to see coming up for November. I have so many cocktails planned, but I love hearing your ideas! Already so excited!!
Have a great Halloween! See you tomorrow for another Sunday Favorites!
The 14 Most Popular Thanksgiving Drinks
The most delicious autumn twist on the classic Moscow Mule. It’s both spicy and warming, perfect for all the cozy November nights ahead!
Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margarita
A quick and easy, but oh so warming fall margarita. Smoky mezcal (or tequila) mixed with a splash of orange liquor, spiced apple cider, a touch of citrusy lime, and sweet maple.
Homemade cranberry-orange syrup, warming bourbon, fresh citrus, and sweet candied rosemary. This drink is so easy to create. Simply mix everything together for a merry cocktail that’s perfectly sweetened, and so delicious!
If there was ever a fall cocktail to love, this has got to be it. It’s full of all things warm and cozy…hello to homemade apple butter, cider, lemon, orange bitters, bourbon, and ginger beer for topping.
Vodka mixed with fresh lime juice, a squeeze of grapefruit juice, pomegranate juice, spicy jalapeños, and topped off with ginger beer. It’s both festive and warming, perfect for holiday parties and cold nights.
This old fashioned makes for the most perfect cozy fall and winter cocktail that everyone will love. Make the syrup ahead of time and keep in the fridge to mix up a quick drink at a moment’s notice.
Not only is this drink extra festive and pretty, but it’s sweet, hinted lightly with flavors of thyme, spiked with a little vodka, and made with my very favorite, elderflower liquor. Basically the perfect holiday drink.
Spiced Cranberry Rosé Spritzers.
Homemade spiced cranberry jam, woodsy rosemary, fruity rosé, sweet elderflower liquor, fresh citrus, and spicy ginger beer. The festive red color doubles as a gorgeous decor piece on any table!
White wine mixed with cider, brandy, pumpkin butter, citrus, spices, and a splash of ginger beer. It’s a touch sweet, refreshing, so easy to make, and perfect for both Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving gatherings!
Vanilla Chai Tea White Russian
This warming + cozy drink is best for after-dinner Turkey Day nightcaps. I’m already excited to hang out after dinner and share it with the fam!
This is styled on the “spooky” side, but it’s just as fun for Thanksgiving as it is for Halloween. It’s sweet, spiced, and so warming. Therefore it’s the perfect cocktail to cozy up to this November.
A true oldie, but also everyone’s favorite. Fizzy, minty, gingery, full of sweet pomegranate, and um tequila too! The simple syrup makes enough for at least four drinks, but can easily be doubled, or tripled, for a large batch. Great for Thanksgiving…and Christmas.
Naughty and Nice Cinnamon Toddy
Best for trimming the tree over Thanksgiving weekend or when snuggling by the fire.
Spiced Persimmon Bourbon Old Fashioned
Spiced maple persimmon puree, bourbon, sweet clementine juice, and a couple of dashes of bitters. If you’d like to make this as a pitcher style drink for Thanksgiving, just quadruple the amounts for the old fashioned.
Extra Special Bonus: Creamy Coconut Hot Chocolate
If you’re looking for something to kick off Thanksgiving morning or end the night with, try this hot chocolate. It’s Asher and I’s favorite sweet treat to snuggle up to by the fire. It’s complete with snowman marshmallows, because…’tis soon will be the season! This cocoa is creamy, rich, perfectly sweet, and best enjoyed with a large helping of homemade whipped cream. Perfect for sipping chatting with family and friends.
Lastly, if you make one of these 14 Most Popular Thanksgiving Drinks, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
thank you for all of these, will have to work my way through each one, I love all of the pomegranate in so many of these, the anti-oxidants! Fall flavors should definitely be used year-round, cocktails too!
Thank you Sabrina! I am really glad you have been enjoying these recipes! xTieghan
Do you have any favorite mocktails? A large portion of my family doesn’t drink and would love to have a mix!
Honestly most of my cocktails can easily be made into a mocktail by omitting the alcohol and adding some sparkling water or ginger beer. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
Other than the Hot Chocolate…do you have more festive drinks without alcohol…or how would the ones you have shared be made without the alcohol? They are all so pretty and sound so delicious.
Most of my recipes can easily be made without the alcohol, just add some sparkling water or ginger beer. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
What a perfect collection of cocktail recipes for the Holiday Season. Makes me feel all festive inside. This is definitely my favorite time of the year. Thanks so much for sharing!
Thank you Linger!! I am so glad this recipe turned out so amazing for you! xTieghan
I am sad my favorite did not make your list!
An Irish Coffee☘️
Aw that is a good one! I hope you try one of these still, Sylvia! xTieghan