13 Recipes for a Signature Thanksgiving Cocktail

Fall cocktail

Do you have a signature Thanksgiving cocktail? If not, you might find some inspiration below. I love to start off the holiday with a house cocktail offered to each guest as they walk in the door, it’s a nice tradition and sets a festive tone for the rest of the day. You can do the same one every year and really cement the tradition, or surprise people with a new one every year.


The Frozen Turkey

~ tvfgi

Of course everybody will have to wait until dessert to get their Frozen Turkeys, but these adult cocktail milkshakes are the perfect way to cap off an epic meal.

Frozen Turkey adult milkshake cocktails



Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour

~ Cookie & Kate

Everybody will get warm and cozy asap with this earthy fall cocktail.

Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour



Crock Pot Mulled Wine

~ tvfgi

Fill the slow cooker with everything about an hour before people arrive and not only will you have drinks ready and waiting, your house will smell amazing!

The perfect fall party drink, a steaming glass of spiced wine



The Cranberry Bog


This fun drink can be made in a punchbowl so people can serve themselves. Be sure to float a few cranberries on top for the true ‘bog’ effect 😉

The Cranberry Bog Cocktail



Cider Jack Cocktail

~ The Food Network

Applejack and hard cider give this drink a real kick.

Cider Jack Cocktail



Pomegranate Flip

~ Macheesmo

This elegant cocktail is a real stunner. Buy pasteurized eggs (right there with the regular eggs) if you’re concerned about using the raw egg white.

Pomegranate Flip Cocktail



Cinnamon Rosemary Old Fashioned

~ Salted Plains

A cinnamon rosemary simple syrup makes this classic old fashioned new again.

cinnamon rosemary old fashioned



Pumpkin Spice Liqueur

~ tvfgi

This ultra rich pumpkin cream liqueur is wonderful to sip after dinner, it’s like pumpkin pie in a glass!

Creamy Pumpkin Liqueur



Cranberry Ancho Chile Margaritas

~The Inspired Home

A unique combo of cranberry with a little kick of heat from chile makes this a memorable cocktail.

Cranberry Ancho Margaritas



Bourbon Persimmon Amaretto Sour

~ Drinking with Chickens

Made with persimmon simple syrup  from fresh persimmons.

Persimmon Amaretto Sour



Honey Roasted Pear Sparkling Cocktail

~ Cotter Crunch

Honey roasted pear puree, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg, and a touch of vanilla ~ oh my!

Roasted Pear Sparkling Cocktail



Pomegranate Gin Cocktail

~ Yuppiechef

A simple but super pretty and refreshing gin cocktail.

Pomegranate Gin Cocktail



Pumpkin Pie Martini

~ No Spoon Necessary

With a graham cracker-cinnamon-sugar coated rim, a slight dusting of nutmeg and the stick of cinnamon acting as a stirrer, who needs dessert?

Pumpkin Pie Martini



A cranberry cocktail in a coupe glass, with thyme sprigs.

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  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    November 22, 2018 at 9:25 am

    5 stars
    Hi Sue! I made the Frozen Turkey recipe for the family and we all LOVED it! Drinks and dessert in one – my kind of holiday 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thank you for all you do!

    • Reply
      November 22, 2018 at 10:03 am

      Cheers Tricia! Wishing you a wonderful day <3

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