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Simple But Sensational Thanksgiving Cocktails and Mixed Drinks

There's nothing like a good cocktail to make us appreciate our blessings that much more. A yummy Thanksgiving cocktail can be a great contribution to the day's festivities, especially if you aren't exactly a whiz in the kitchen. The following are some Thanksgiving drink recipes that are not only easy to whip up, but will convince even Aunt Ethel to put down the sherry.


Malibu rum is a popular choice for the Pumpkin Pie, but any coconut rum can be used.

Malibu rum is a popular choice for the Pumpkin Pie, but any coconut rum can be used.

Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:

1 oz. coconut rum

1/2 oz. kahlua

3/4 can pumpkin pie filling

2 oz. milk

Directions:

Blend all of the ingredients together with ice. Can be served as is, or in a graham-cracker rimmed glass.

Adding apples and cranberries to the punchbowl makes it look even more festive.

Adding apples and cranberries to the punchbowl makes it look even more festive.

Spiked Cranberry Punch

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 3 cups ginger ale or to taste
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 1 can frozen orange juice from concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch allspice
  • smaller pinch nutmeg
  • sugar to taste
  • thinly sliced orange

Directions:

Mix ingredients together in large punchbowl. Add the ginger ale slowly, and mix it to taste. Some people like a sweeter punch, and some like a stronger cranberry flavor. Do not stir the frozen orange juice too much, allow it to slowly melt in the punch. Float the orange slices on top of the concoction.

The Apple Pie martini is a nice twist on the usual Appletini.

The Apple Pie martini is a nice twist on the usual Appletini.

Apple Pie Martini

The Apple Pie martini is a step up from the common appletini. Pleasantly sweet without being syrupy, this martini is a perfect compliment for appetizers or desserts.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Frangelico
  • 1 1/2 oz. apple vodka
  • splash apple cider
  • pinch cinammon

Directions:

Mix ingredients in a shaker, and pour over ice. Garnish with a slice of apple or a cinammon stick

Harvest Apple Punch

This recipe made the list on Halloween, but its just too got not to include again! Watch out for this one, you can't taste the alcohol, but it definitely packs a punch!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup ginger beer (note: ginger beer is different from ginger ale)
  • 1 cup spiced rum
  • 2 tbsp. raspberry syrup
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg

Directions:

Mix ingredients together in large pitcher. Serve chilled, but not over ice. Can be garnished with cinnamon sticks.

The Ginger Snap is a fresh baked cookie in a glass!

The Ginger Snap is a fresh baked cookie in a glass!

Ginger Snap

A fall classic, this drink can be served at Thanksgiving or Christmas, and tastes just like the cookie!

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 oz. spiced rum
  • 1 oz. ginger brandy
  • 8 oz. eggnog

Directions:

Put all the ingredients in a blender with a few ice cubes. Garnish with a gingersnap cookie.

Comments

angela on October 03, 2012:

3/4 can or 3/4 cup

selenar1990 on November 20, 2011:

I would def wanna try out the apple pie martini! How many calories though? I am tempted to use voli vodka instead to keep the calorie count down

Rochelle from South Carolina on November 17, 2011:

Thanks for sharing these great recipes! I absolutely love holiday cocktails!

natwill123 on November 14, 2011:

These look sooo delish! the pumpkin pie looks downright amazing. I have been able to find a lot of other of these recipes too

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katrinasui on August 03, 2011:

I love drinks so i will definitely try them.

lisa.bom on November 03, 2010:

these all look fabulous. I will have to try them.

Jaynie2000 on November 03, 2010:

Great recipes. I have to try the pumpkin pie for sure! Thanks for sharing.

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