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10 Best Cocktail Recipes For Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is finally here! We can all use some unwinding. Good food, friends and family getting together and great drinks. The holiday season has officially started, so you better get ready.

Besides going on crazy shopping sprees, you might want to up your cocktail game as well. At the end of the day, the difference between a memorable get-together and an awesome party is the drinks and the people you share them with. Here are the 10 best cocktail recipes for Thanksgiving 2020.

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The Old Fashioned is hands down the most popular cocktail this year. Good old Bourbon, a sugar cube, a dash of bitters and a splash of sparkling water is all you need to enjoy this centuries-old cocktail. Isn’t that amazing? Now Let’s substitute the sugar with an easy homemade cinnamon and rosemary syrup and enjoy the holiday flavor in this classy drink!

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A hefty amount of American whiskey, livened with a few orange wedges, sweetened with honey and aromatized with a pinch of cinnamon, become a thing of beauty. An uncomplicated drink with the very essence of Thanksgiving. What’s not to love?

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This frothy New Orleans classic is just celebratory, so why not making it for Thanksgiving dinner? A shot of gin, an equal part of milk, an egg white, a dash of lemon juice and your favorite sweetener. Shake until frothy! This tasty drink is just fun to make and even more enjoyable to drink and share with your loved ones.

How about some South American charm to spice up your Thanksgiving dinner? Pisco is a Peruvian type of brandy, and it’s well worth finding the authentic stuff. Now combine a Pisco shot with one ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice, 1/2 ounce of simple syrup, and an egg white. Shake, shake, shake, until silky foam forms on the surface and top with just a few drops of bitters.

Very seasonable indeed, the Moscow mule just tastes like the holidays. The secret is in the ginger beer, a splash of lime juice and a measure of vodka. Easy to put together, this one is a crowd-pleaser, and despite being heartwarming, it’s amazingly refreshing..

Cranberry Mimosa
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Let’s get crafty revamping the famous brunch cocktail of orange juice and sparkling wine — the mimosa. Just by substituting the OJ with a more appropriate Cranberry juice, you’ll end up with a cocktail suited for the Thanksgiving table. While you’re at it, throw in some fresh cranberries for the complete experience.

Kahlua hot chocolate
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Is there anything more perfect than a glass of hot chocolate for a chilly evening? Of course, there is, the very same chocolate with a heavy pour of coffee liqueur, now you’ll warm yourself properly. Be careful; this drink is so tasty it’s addictive! You can alternatively add some aged rum or a splash of comforting whiskey for a more grown-up version.

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The White Russian is one of the classiest and creamiest cocktails out there. Milk or half and half, white cacao liqueur and vodka come together for a real beauty. How to make the white Russian even more compatible with the holiday season? Well, with a splash of salted caramel syrup, now you’re in for a real treat!

Mojitos are the quintessential summer drinks, but there are ways to make them perfect for the holiday season. Along with muddling fresh mint leaves for your mojito, also add some fresh raspberries, blackberries or any other berries you can find. Now you’ve got yourself a colorful drink that will look perfect during your holiday party.

cranberry jello shots
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You’re never too old for Jell-O shots. A splash of vodka and instant gelatin are the base for the most amusing drinks you can also chew on. Let’s give them a Thanksgiving feel with cranberry juice, and you now have more than a round of drinks; dessert is served!

Let’s flex those cocktail shaking muscles!

Now you’re ready to welcome your loved ones at home and receive them as they deserve, with a fantastic cocktail. Make sure you practice the cocktails above beforehand and have everything you’ll need in hand. Polish your hosting skills and show your appreciation with a proper drink. Aren’t the holidays fun!

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