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Ten Perfect Thanksgiving Cocktails

written by Julie Cohn

Looking for a few cocktails to cheer the Thanksgiving holiday…or to help you deal with crazy Aunt Betty or grumpy cousin Fred?  These ten perfect Thanksgiving Cocktails will make your Thanksgiving extra festive and pair nicely with Thanksgiving dinner classics!

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Ten Perfect Thanksgiving Cocktails

Fall cocktails are fun to make using ingredients of the season such as apple, pumpkin, cinnamon, cranberry, and pear.   Did you know that you can pair cocktails with food, just as you pair wine?  Different ingredients in the cocktails, such as juices bitters, and even the alcohol itself can bring out the savory and sweet flavors of Thanksgiving food, enhancing the dining experience.  Don’t believe me?  Try some of these ten perfect Thanksgiving cocktails and see for yourself how well they pair!


Pair Rosemary Pear Champagne cocktails,  Cranberry Margaritas, or Tangerine Bourbon cocktails with savory appetizers with cheese, meat, and vegetables such as these brie and pepper jelly bites or candied bacon lollipops.

Main Course

The tangy flavors of the Bourbon and Spiced Pear cocktail or the bitters in the Orange Collins Fizz bring out the savory tastes of stuffing.  Try the cranberry red wine sangria with turkey and gravy or the Blackberry, Cinnamon, & Fig Margaritas with sweet potatoes.



Are you serving desserts with apple, pumpkin, or pecan? These sweet and creamy Butterscotch Apple Martini, Kahlua Pumpkin Spice Caramel Mudslide, or Snickerdoodle White Russian cocktails pair perfectly with all your sweet treats!


The Cocktails








Ten festive cocktails that pair perfectly with Thanksgiving dinner!

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Kim Livengood 11/20/2017 at 4:54 pm

Everything about this post is perfection! Thanks for the inspiration. Have a fabulous Thanksgiving! Cheers!

Julie Cohn 11/20/2017 at 4:55 pm

Thank you Kim!!