10 Cocktails with Thanksgiving Flavors Slideshow
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.