Holiday cocktails and mocktails perfect for Thanksgiving

Halloween is over, and it’s time to start planning the next big occasion: Thanksgiving! Whether you’re spending the day cooking or rushing between gatherings, you’re going to need a little pick-me-up to go with all that turkey and family drama (kidding, mostly). These tasty cocktails and mocktails will help keep everyone in a festive mood.

Cranberry Mimosas

This cocktail will start the holiday on a sweet note. Plus, the recipe couldn’t be easier. You can omit the champagne for kids or non-drinkers and it still makes a refreshing drink. Take a moment to relax in front of the Macy’s parade with one of these mouth-watering mimosas. 

Get the recipe at Delish.

Spiked Apple Cider

All the cozy, seasonal flavor of apple cider with a grown-up twist? Yes, please! The recipe calls for the drink to be served cold, but warming the cider is guaranteed to make your house smell amazing. Cut the tension between squabbling relatives by offering them one of these cocktails.

Get the recipe at Food Network.

Rosemary Citrus Spritzer

This drink is perfect for teens who want something more sophisticated than fruit punch to drink at dinner. Lemon and orange combine with honey and rosemary in this flavorful spritzer. Parents can add a splash of vodka or gin to their own glass if they wish.

Get the recipe at Kitchn.

Bourbon & Spiced Pear Cocktail

While apples are synonymous with fall, pears are an equally delicious and underrated fruit. Show pears some love by making this unique cocktail. Sure, it’s a little fancy, but you totally deserve a decadent treat this Thanksgiving (especially if you were the one cooking the meal). This drink would also be a hit at Friendsgiving celebrations.

Get the recipe at Urban Outfitters Blog.

Stovetop Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Just reading the name of this drink makes me picture a warm and relaxing holiday in front of the fire. Once the day starts winding down, slip on your PJs and sip this cocoa with the fam. We won’t judge you for adding a little rum or Irish creme to your mug.

Get the recipe at Jelly Toast.

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Talk about a creative way to use leftovers. You’re going to need something yummy to sip on while scouring the internet for Black Friday deals. If you find yourself with an abundance of pie after Turkey Day is over, whip up this easy and tasty shake.

Get the recipe at A Cozy Kitchen.

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