These Thanksgiving cocktails celebrate the flavors of the season! Try drinks starring apple, pomegranate, and cranberry and more.

Thanksgiving cocktails, Thanksgiving drinks

Thanksgiving is full of traditions: and why not add a signature drink? This holiday is all about the food, but the paired drinks are just as memorable. Here are all our top Thanksgiving cocktails for celebrating the holiday in style with friends and family! Fall flavors are ripe for creating drinks that evoke those cozy fall feelings. In this list, you’ll see the following ingredients highlighted:

  • Apple cider
  • Pomegranate
  • Cranberry
  • Bourbon
  • Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves

Want specific types of liquor? Go to Fall Bourbon Cocktails or Fall Vodka Cocktails.

And now…the top Thanksgiving cocktails and drinks!

Thanksgiving drinks that are non-alcoholic

Don’t drink alcohol, or want something for the kids? There are lots of great options for Thanksgiving drinks that aren’t cocktails! Here are some of our top fall drinks that work when entertaining:

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Pumpkin pie martini

20 Thanksgiving Cocktails: Pumpkin Martini & More!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Thanksgiving cocktails celebrate the flavors of the season! Try drinks starring apple, pomegranate, and cranberry and more.


  • 2 ounces* vodka
  • ½ ounce heavy cream (or coconut milk, for vegan)
  • ½ ounce (to 1 ounce**) pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Graham crackers, for the rim


  1. Prepare the rim: Crush a graham cracker with your fingers, and place it on a plate. On another plate, add a small pool of maple syrup. Run the rim of a martini glass in the maple syrup first, rotating the glass so the rim is evenly coated. Then roll the rim in the crushed graham crackers until evenly coated.
  2. Shake the drink: Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice and shake until cold. Strain the drink into the prepared martini glass.


*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons.

**½ ounce maple syrup makes a balanced drink (and you’ll still get sweetness from the cracker rim). Use ¾ or 1 ounce maple syrup if you like a very sweet drink. If you don’t have pure maple syrup, try homemade Brown Sugar Syrup (it takes just 5 minutes).

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Thanksgiving cocktails, Thanksgiving drinks

More Thanksgiving resources

We’ve got a full suite of Thanksgiving resources to help you plan for this holiday! Whether it’s mains, sides, appetizers, or desserts: we’ve got you covered! Here are a few lists of recipes:

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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