8 Thanksgiving-Flavored Drinks Slideshow
October 4, 2013
Crazy but true. Wells and Young's Brewing Co. is a U.K.-based company that offered banana-bread-flavored beer and we are dying to get our hands on it. There’s nothing better than having warm banana bread with your Thanksgiving meal and now you can drink it, too!
Sweet Potato Beer
Thanksgiving has mashed potatoes, smashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, and now sweet potato beer. Fullsteam Brewery in North Carolina came up with this creative beer concept because North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes. Apparently, the beer is delicious, and seasonally festive!
Maple Bacon Beer
It might be a stretch, but we can’t get over this maple bacon-flavored beer by Rogue that is a nod to the Thanksgiving time of year Thanksgiving. November is a colder month and nothing is better than a breakfast of maple bacon before the huge Thanksgiving feast commences. And, hey, who says you can’t have bacon at Thanksgiving dinner?
It’s at Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks, and even in the coffee isle at the local grocery store. There’s no shortage of pumpkin coffee during the holiday season. A tip for keeping it around longer is to buy a bag of the roast from your favorite coffee shop and freeze the beans. They’ll last longer and you can have it year-round!
If you can’t get enough pecan pie, there’s always pecan-flavored coffee to quell the craving during the holiday off-season! It might not be the same, but the hot cup of pecan coffee will at least remind you of that warm, gooey pecan pie that is treasured at the end of a Thanksgiving meal.
Turkey and Gravy Soda
Green Bean Smoothie
Green beans are a staple at Thanksgiving dinner, and drinking them in a smoothie is nutritious. Green beans have fiber and their seeds have protein. Raw green beans also provide iron, so when they’re put in a smoothie you’ll be getting all the nutritional value and a delicious reminder of Thanksgiving.
It seems generic, but cranberry vodka is essential in creating unbelievable cocktails that boast some Thanksgiving flavors. The great thing about vodka is that it can be stored and kept for long periods of time. If you’re craving a cranberry-inspired cocktail in the middle of July, your cranberry vodka will be there for you.
Pumpkin beer has long been a favorite of the fall season, and while it’s not always available year-round, most beer actually doesn’t go bad until six months after you purchase it. If you store beer in a cool, dry place like a cellar, you can enjoy your pumpkin beer any time of the year! (That is, if you buy enough to last you…)