In the rush of the holiday, between the shopping, the roasting, and the wine picking we most often forget about one simple thing that rounds out a festive holiday meal. Cocktails, or as I like to say this time of the year Thankful Cocktails.
Thankful I had time to make a cocktail. Thankful the cooking is finally done. Thankful everyone is getting along… well for the most part, and thankful to not be stressing anymore about every little detail.
Thankful cocktails don’t always have to be alcoholic simply switch out the alcohol to many of these drinks with ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, sparkling water, or club soda for a festive punch.
"This sparkling, fruity alcoholic drink is the perfect addition to your next holiday party. With a hint of orange and a touch of sweetness, this Cranberry Prosecco Punch will serve a crowd."
"Thanksgiving is a holiday where we feast, linger connect and sometimes nap. I think it’s great to have something in everyone’s hand to sip on while you enjoy each others company. A good way to make sure kids AND adults can share in the fun is by making a punch."
"Just because you don’t press your own apples, doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a warm mug of cider – this Spiced Apple Cider is made from apple juice."
"A sweet and crisp champagne cocktail for anyone who enjoys apple cider in the fall"
"An easy to make Pomegranate, Cranberry, Raspberry, Rum and Pink Moscato Champagne Punch aka Jingle Juice is perfect for brunch or the holidays."
"There's nothing like a hot apple cider to keep you warm on these long winter nights. But if you want all of the "warm" with none of the "hot," you're going to have to switch out the heating process in favor of some good ol' fashioned liquor. And let me tell you, if you like whiskey, you're going to love this Christmas Apple James Cocktail. We're taking the concept of hard cider and making it into the best holiday drink you've ever tasted."
"Featuring vanilla, cloves, allspice, nutmeg and anise, homemade infused spiced rum is a great addition to fall and winter cocktails."
"Easy Moscow mules made with a twist of cinnamon, apple, and fresh cranberry--perfect for Thanksgiving and holiday celebrations!"
"This cozy apple margarita gets some smokiness from mezcal, a spirit similar to tequila. It's finished with a cardamom sugar rim."
"Cranberry Moscow Mule is the perfect holiday cocktail recipe, be it Thanksgiving, Christmas or 4th of July! Easy to put together, easy to tweak, fun to drink and so delicious! Non-alcoholic version provided."
"This easy and warming German Mulled Wine (Gluhwein) is a perfect drink to serve during festive season. It smells like Christmas and serves a crowd!"
"This delicious White Russian cocktail drink is layered with vodka, coffee liqueur and chai spice-infused cold cream that’s bursting with ginger, cinnamon, clove, cardamom and black pepper flavors. The recipe takes the already great classic to the next level."
"Sparkling Cranberry Vodka Punch is perfect recipe for holiday meals and gatherings. It also can be changed up for a shortcut mulled drink too! "
"This Autumn Apple & Pear Sangria recipe is a fall cocktail that wants to be part of your next party or Thanksgiving dinner! Made with a blend of red wine, apple cider, and Brandy, it’s sure to be a favorite!"
"An all round spiced apple and gin cocktail recipe."
"Pimm's winter cup is a warm, winterized version of the summer Pimm's No. 1 cup with apple juice infused with caramel, orange and cinnamon."
As always, if you are drinking please so so responsibly. No drinking and driving, not drinking past your limit and making a fool out of yourself and as grandma always said dance on tabletops, bar tops, or bar stools just never end up under the table.
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