Best Thanksgiving Cocktails

All the Festive Thanksgiving Cocktails your heart desires! You’ve got your Turkey Day menu planned, but don’t forget about the drinks!

From hot cocktails to refreshing drinks on ice to the most festive mocktails, we’ve got you covered with all the Best Thanksgiving Cocktails on the internet.


Whether you’re looking for hot cocktails to sip on or refreshing cold cocktails, we got you!

From mulled wine to hot spiked apple cider to the best spicy hot toddy and everything in between, you’ll never be at a loss for easy Thanksgiving cocktails again.

Our Fave Thanksgiving Drinks

You’ve got your menu planned, but now it’s time to decide what to bring to drink! Because every Thanksgiving celebration (or Friendsgiving!) deserves a little booze.

In this post, we are sharing all of our favorite large batch cocktails to bring to share in addition to super easy Thanksgiving cocktails that take no time to prepare.

Thanksgiving Cocktail Accessories

Before we jump into our favorite Thanksgiving drink ideas, we thought we’d share some festive accessories to make hoilday boozing more fun.

We’re talking, fun mugs for spiked apple cider, elegant copper mugs for your Moscow mule, and some fun garnish accessories, too!

Best Booze to Stock Up On for the Holidays

In this post, we’re sharing all different types of festive drinks that use a variety of different alcohols. Thought we’d give you a quick list of what to stock up on before Thanksgiving!

  1. Vodka – great for chilled cocktails!
  2. Baileys – add a dash to your morning coffee or hot chocolate.
  3. Red Wine – when in doubt, bring red wine. Also great mulled or in sangria!
  4. White Rum – smooth drinking, great in iced cocktails.
  5. Champagne – you can always drink this plain, but it’s delicious on top of orange juice or apple cider.
  6. Fireball – if you’re into shots, this is our favorite Fall shot. It’s also great to sip on.
  7. Whisky – Add a shot of whisky to your hot chocolate. It’s the best thing ever.
  8. Amaretto – silky smooth deliciousness that’s so tasty in your morning coffee.

Hot Drinks

There’s nothing like sipping on a toasty drink in the fall or winter, and we’ve got everything from hot apple ciders to hot toddies to spiked hot chocolate and more.

Festive Hot Toddies

Featured alcohol: Fireball

Warm your soul with this homemade hot toddy recipe! This adult beverage mixes the hot toddy ingredients of cinnamon whiskey, apple cider, and citrus for a delicious winter drink. It is the perfect winter cocktail for any occasion!

A cup of hot toddy


Featured alcohol: whisky/rum

This Spiked Apple Cider is a boozy twist on our traditional apple cider recipe that’s been a Fall favorite for years. Make a large batch to serve a crowd, or pour a single-serve spiked cider tonight. Cheers!

spiked apple cider being poured in a glass

Dairy Free Spiked Hot Chocolate

Featured alcohol: Amaretto

Spiked hot chocolate?! YES PLEASE! You’re going to love this dairy free hot chocolate recipe because it’s spiked with a little bit of amaretto and made with almond milk and maple syrup!Spiked Hot Chocolate

Spiked Hot Chocolate

Spiced Raspberry Mulled Wine

Featured alcohol: red wine

With just a few simple ingredients you can make your guests this delicious, spicy raspberry mulled wine. It’s perfect for a cool fall day or the holidays!

festive mulled wine in a mug with rosemary

Decadent SpiCed Coconut Hot Chocolate

Featured alcohol: N/A

This decadent, spiced coconut hot chocolate is made with full-fat coconut milk, a mixture of warm spices, and maple syrup. It’s both vegan and paleo-friendly, perfect for the health-minded people out there!

This decadent spiced coconut hot chocolate is made with full-fat coconut milk, a mixture of warm spices, and maple syrup. It's both vegan and paleo-friendly, perfect for the health-minded people out there!

Chilled Thanksgiving Cocktails

Ahh, and now for the refreshing Thanksgiving cocktails!

Whether you’re looking to serve drinks with brunch (hai, bloody mary!) or you’re mulling wine as you cook that turkey, read on for delicious chilled Thanksgiving alcoholic drinks.

Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail

Featured alcohol: champagne

Let’s start off with our all time favorite, 2 ingredient Thanksgiving cocktail –> Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail.

Now, you can keep things super simple and use a store-bought apple cider, or you can make your own. Check out our Instant Pot Apple Cider Recipe!

cocktail in champagne flute

Thanksgiving Cocktails: Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail

One of our favorite Thanksgiving cocktails is this apple cider champagne cocktail made with 2 simple ingredients – apple cider (either store-bought or homemade) and champagne!

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 0 minutesTotal: 15 minutes

Fat 4 Carbs 23 Protein 0

Yield 4 1x


  • 2 cups chilled apple cider (homemade or storebought)
  • 2 cups chilled champagne
  • optional rim garnish: 1 tablespoon brown sugar + 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar


  1. Begin by preparing the garnish for this drink by mixing brown sugar and turbinado sugar together and pouring it on a small plate.
  2. Next, wet the rim of 4 champagne flutes and carefully dip them in the sugar mixture. Repeat until all champagne glasses are garnished.
  3. Finally, pour 1/2 cup of apple cider into each champagne flute and then top the apple cider with about 1/2 cup of champagne and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Calories: 137 Sugar: 25 Fat: 4 Carbohydrates: 23 Fiber: 0 Protein: 0

Author: Lee FunkeCategory: CocktailMethod: No BakeCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

Keywords: Thanksgiving cocktails

Rosemary Vodka Collins

Featured alcohol: vodka

This Rosemary Collins Recipe is a twist on the traditional vodka collins, just in time for those holiday parties! Complete with a rosemary simple syrup and fresh lemon juice, this is the perfect refreshing cocktail even in the winter months.

PS: check out more Vodka Cocktails here.

vodka collins in glass

Cranberry Mojitos

Featured alcohol: white rum

Get fancy this holiday season and make these delicious cranberry mojitos. Their festive, easy, and will steal the show with your friends and family!

Easy Red Wine Sangria

Featured alcohol: red wine and white rum

We’re sharing an easy sangria recipe that you are going to love! Red wine sangria is made with your favorite Spanish red, orange juice, rum, and tons of sliced citrus.

sangria in cup with sliced fruit

Bloody Mary Recipe

Featured alcohol: vodka

Start your next weekend brunch off with this bloody mary recipe! Forget those store-bought mixes and make this homemade bloody mary recipe in the comfort of your own home.

Don’t forget all the meat sticks, cheese, and fermented goodness that goes along with the perfect bloody mary, too!

Bloody mary in a glass with pickles, olives, and cheese

Blackberry Moscow Mules

Featured alcohol: vodka

There’s nothing better than an ice-cold Moscow Mule. Who’s with me? Learn how to make our Blackberry Moscow Mule recipe in less than 5 minutes. Plus, we’re sharing which Moscow Mule cups are the absolute best.

moscow mule

Honey Greyhound Cocktail

Featured alcohol: vodka

It’s happy hour time! Make this Honey Greyhound Cocktail for a refreshing cocktail that is delicious, naturally sweetened, and perfect for a night out on the patio or the perfect cocktail to mix up when you have friends over.

greyhound cocktail in a glass

Classic Moscow Mules

Featured alcohol: vodka

With just simple 3 ingredients you can make the most delicious, flavor-filled classic Moscow mules perfect for any evening!

With just simple 3 ingredients you can make the most delicious, flavor-filled classic moscow mules!


Featured alcohol: beer

Take your brunch drink up a notch and make a beermosa! Forget the champagne and add mix your favorite beer with some orange juice for the perfect brunch cocktail this holiday season!

Beermosa in a glass

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Thanksgiving Drinks – Non Alcoholic

Festive Thanksgiving cocktails don’t have to be boozy! From refreshing infused waters to chai tea lattes and more, you’ll want to bookmark these recipes to make all holiday season long.

4 Fruit Infused Water Recipes

Fruit Infused Water never tasted better! These 4 delicious fruit infused water recipes include pomegranate juice ice cubes for a flavor burst you’ll love. Stay hydrated with these refreshing and easy to make fruit infused waters!

infused waters in mason jars

Almond Milk Chai Tea Latte

Whether you are a coffee drinker or a tea drinker, this almond milk chai tea latte is a great source of antioxidants and is a great way for you to get a boost of caffeine!

Add this chai tea latte to your morning routine or make yourself a mug for a mid-afternoon snack!

chai tea latte in a glass mug

Vegan Chai Hot Chocolate

Vegan Chai Hot Chocolate that’s ready to drink in 5 minutes! This delicious vegan hot chocolate is low calorie, creamy and full of chai flavor. Make this homemade chai hot chocolate recipe today!

vegan chai hot chocolate in a mug

Maple Pecan Latte

Who needs to go to a coffee shop when you can make your own luscious latte at home without an espresso machine! You’re going to love this DIY Maple Pecan Latte made with cold brew and almond milk creamer.

Who needs to go to a coffee shop when you can make your own luscious latte at home without an espresso machine! You're going to love this DIY Maple Pecan Latte made with cold brew and Vanilla Silk Almond Creamer.

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