10 Cocktails with Thanksgiving Flavors Slideshow

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The Boston Bog
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The Boston Bog
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Regardless of which side of the canned vs. fresh cranberry sauce debate you fall on, no one can argue that the fruit is a staple at any traditional Thanksgiving table. Here, tart cranberries feature with Jamaican rum, ginger syrup, and apricot liqueur for a well-balanced kiss of sweetness.

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Sheri Giblin

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Rabbit's Dilemma
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Rabbit's Dilemma
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The recipe for this autumnal drink reads like an ode to two favorite Thanksgiving Day sides: carrots and butternut squash. The juice of the former is used as base for the sweet-savory creation, while the butternut squash is cleverly infused in a simple syrup.

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Maryse Chevriere

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Tater Gibson
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Tater Gibson
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This take on the classic Gibson cocktail substitutes the traditional gin for Boyd & Blair's potato vodka — giving the drink a decidedly more Thanksgiving-inspired feel. (And the pickled pearl onion garnish doesn't hurt the case either.)

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Maryse Chevriere

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Autumn Chai
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Autumn Chai
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The housemade chai whiskey featured in this cocktail uses many familiar Thanksgiving spices   — cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. If that alone doesn't ring Turkey Day, the cocktail also mixes in cranberry juice.

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Garnish Photography

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Rittenhouse Inn Wassail Punch
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Rittenhouse Inn Wassail Punch
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Ingredients like apple cider, cranberry juice, and a host of spices from cloves to white peppercorns make this warm, Midwestern punch an obvious choice for your Thanksgiving table.

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Sheri Giblin

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The Standford White
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The Standford White
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Toast to a meal that celebrates the bounty of fall with this seasonal sip, which muddles rye with Black Mission figs.

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Maryse Chevriere

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Hot Piece of Apple
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Hot Piece of Apple
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Apple cider, apple pie, apple diced up and mixed in your stuffing — the iconic fall fruit makes several feast day cameos. This warm cocktail hits the seasonal mark by using apples to infuse a spiced mulled wine.

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Maryse Chevriere

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Pumpkin Caipirinha
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Pumpkin Caipirinha
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Love it or hate it, pumpkin pie is all but guaranteed to have a place among the holiday's dessert spread. If you're pro-pumpkin, you'll no doubt enjoy this clever take on the classic Brazilian cocktail.

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Leblon Cachaça

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Maple and Sage Gin Cream
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Maple and Sage Gin Cream
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Sage may play a big role in flavoring many of the meal's savory dishes (stuffing and even the big bird itself), but this rich gin-based drink drinks more like a dessert.

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NOLET'S

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Peruvian Pear Cobbler
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Peruvian Pear Cobbler
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Considering this drink's name sounds like a dessert, it seems only fitting that two of its main ingredients, pear and nutmeg, have a big presence in traditional Thanksgiving desserts.

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Arthur Bovino