The Best Cocktails To Pair With Thanksgiving Dinner

Cheers!
11/22/2016 07:33am ET | Updated November 14, 2018

With all the work that goes into orchestrating the Thanksgiving meal ― between the turkey, the sides and the pie ― a stiff drink at the end of the preparations is just what the occasion calls for. But not just any cocktail, a festive, fall-inspired cocktail.

We’re talking cocktails mixed with apple cider, flavored with pear, infused with cranberry or topped with pomegranates. Cocktails that aren’t afraid of whiskey or mezcal. Cocktails so good, they rival pumpkin pie.

We have those cocktails for you right here:

1
Apple Butter Old Fashioned
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Apple Butter Old Fashioned recipe from Half Baked Harvest
2
Pomegranate Orange Punch
How Sweet It Is
Get the Pomegranate Orange Punch recipe from How Sweet It Is
3
Pumpkin Patch Punch
HuffPost
Get the Pumpkin Patch Punch recipe from Half Baked Harvest
4
Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margaritas
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margaritas recipe from Half Baked Harvest
5
Bourbon Spiked Hot Apple Cider
Vindulge Blog
Get the Bourbon Spiked Hot Apple Cider recipe from Vindulge Blog
6
Pomegranate Ginger Paloma
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Pomegranate Ginger Paloma recipe from Half Baked Harvest
7
Cranberry Chai Sangria
How Sweet It Is
Get the Cranberry Chai Sangria recipe from How Sweet It Is
8
Apple Cider Whiskey Sour
Boulder Locavore
Get the Apple Cider Whiskey Sour recipe from Boulder Locavore
9
Pomegranate Moscow Mule
The Cookie Rookie
Get the Pomegranate Moscow Mule recipe from The Cookie Rookie
10
Cranberry Orange Margarita
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Cranberry Orange Margarita recipe from Half Baked Harvest
11
Pear Sangria
Lemon Tree Dwelling
Get the Pear Sangria recipe from Lemon Tree Dwelling
12
Cranberry Thyme Spritz
HuffPost
Get the Cranberry Thyme Spritz recipe from Half Baked Harvest
13
Spiced Persimmon Bourbon Old Fashioned
HuffPost
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14
Honey Vanilla Pear Margaritas
How Sweet It Is
Get the Honey Vanilla Pear Margaritas recipe from How Sweet It Is
15
Apple Cider Moscow Mule
Boulder Locavore
Get the Apple Cider Moscow Mule recipe from Boulder Locavore
16
Juicy Pear Martini
Straight To The Hips Baby
Get the Juicy Pear Martini recipe from Straight To The Hips Baby
17
Holiday Mule
Home Sweet Jones
Get the Holiday Mule recipe from Home Sweet Jones
18
Cranberry Gimlet
Food Fanatic
Get the Cranberry Gimlet recipe from Food Fanatic
19
Fig Bourbon Cider Smash
HuffPost
Get the Fig Bourbon Cider Smash recipe from Half Baked Harvest
20
Candied Kumquat Sparkling Wine Cocktail
The True Spoon
21
The Boozy Maple Orchard (Bourbon)
The Fitchen
Get the The Boozy Maple Orchard recipe from The Fitchen
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