Cocktails to be Thankful For

In the spirit of Thanksgiving being right around the corner, your Thanksgiving meal wouldn’t be complete without the cocktail component. Especially if you’re looking to steer clear of the beer this holiday season to watch your bridal figure! We have a few Thanksgiving cocktails in mind to help pass the turkey cookin’ time.



Total time: 15 minutes

Servings: 10 to 12

This sweet, bubbly beverage is combined with sparkling wine, dessert wine and deep red pomegranate juice, and will surely please your palate.

What you’ll need

  • 1 cup of pomegranate juice
  • two 750-milliliter bottles sparkling wine, chilled
  • ¾ cup late-harvest white wine (such as Riesling), chilled
  • 2 oranges, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • add ice cubs when serving


In a punch bowl, dissolve the sugar in the pomegranate juice, stirring vigorously. Then add the sparkling wine and late-harvest white wine, the orange slices, diced pineapple and pomegranate seeds. Serve the sparkling pomegranate punch over the ice cubes.


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Recipe courtesy of Key Ingredient


Total time: 3 minutes

Servings: 1

Pumpkins and the Thanksgiving festivities go hand in hand. This pumpkin puree is infused with vanilla vodka and tastes as fabulous as it is presented.

What you’ll need

  • ½ ounce cream liquor
  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • ½ ounce pumpkin liqueur or pumpkin spice syrup
  • 1 tsp. whipped cream (optional)
  • cinnamon stick for garnish
  • cocktail shaker


  1. Pour the cream liquor and vodka into a cocktail shaker filled with ice
  2. Shake it well
  3. Add the pumpkin liquor or syrup
  4. Shake again
  5. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  6. Top with a teaspoon of whipped cream or rim the glass with sugar and cinnamon
  7. Garnish with a cinnamon stick


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Recipe courtesy of Manhattan with a Twist




Total time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1

Light and festive, this drink reflects the bold flavors of autumn.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 ounces Wild Turkey whiskey
  • 1 ounce of Ginger Ale or 7-Up
  • 1 ounce Cranberry Juice
  • ½ cup of ice


  1. In a glass, add the ice, whiskey, ginger ale (7-Up, cranberry juice
  2. Stir well and serve


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Recipe courtesy of Manhattan with a Twist