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Even More Thanksgiving Cocktails and Fall Drink Recipes

In case you’ve been following our recent fall cocktail recipes and Thanksgiving drink ideas series, you might also enjoy these other festive beverages that are perfect for Thanksgiving. Experimenting with different cocktails and ingredients can be fun since you know what flavors would work best for your punch, martinis, or other specialty drinks for fall. Consider these fall cocktail ideas or make up your own!

Jefferson Hall 15th Anniversary Drink
Are you looking for the perfect after dinner cocktails for the feast? For a cocktail drink that is deliciously fun, try the Jefferson Hall 15th Anniversary Drink. This cocktail can be served hot or cold.


2 parts Dos Lunas Reposado Tequila
1 part Agave Nectar
1 part Apple Cider


Combine ingredients.

–    Recipe courtesy of Jefferson Hall

Blue Ice Autumn Breeze
This simple sparkling drink is refreshing for the feast.


1 ½ oz Blue Ice Vodka
3 oz Orange Juice
1 oz POM Pomegranate Juice


1. Build over cubed ice in a Collins style glass.

2. Garnish with an orange slice.

– Recipe courtesy of Blue Ice Vodka

Maple Paloma
One of the  flavors that comes to mind in Thanksgiving is maple syrup. A Maple Paloma cocktail can be a nice complement to your ham dinner.


2 oz Camarena Reposado Tequila
1 tsp maple syrup
4 oz grapefruit soda
1/2 oz fresh lime juice


Serve tall, over ice and garnish with a lime wedge.

– Recipe courtesy of Camarena Reposado Tequila

L’s Peppermint Paddy
Pour an ounce of Phillips Peppermint Schnapps and a splash of Bourbon into a mug, fill with hot cocoa, top with fresh whipped cream, and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Apple Cider Toddy
Pour an ounce of Prairie Organic Vodka into a mug, fill with natural hot apple cider, and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Red Devil
If you like a fruity drink, Red Devil might be the right cocktail for you.  The Red Devil is one strong cocktail so get ready to get wild.


1-1/2 oz. freshly squeezed pomegranate juice* or POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
1-1/2 oz. grapefruit vodka
1 oz. fresh orange juice
1 oz. cinnamon syrup**
cinnamon-brown sugar powder (for rim of glass)
orange zest


1. Prepare a cocktail glass by wetting the rim with an orange and then frosting it with cinnamon-brown sugar powder.

2. Assemble the first four ingredients in a cocktail shaker glass and shake well.

3. Strain into the prepared glass and drop an orange zest into the drink.

– Recipe courtesy of POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice

The Lola
A flavorful cocktail style, the Lola cocktail also features pomegranate. Keep this in your cocktail list.


1 1/4 oz. freshly squeezed pomegranate juice* or POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
1 oz. vodka
1 tsp. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
2 oz. champagne


1. Stir all the ingredients over ice to chilled, and strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass.

2. Garnish with a food-grade rose petal or other edible flower if roses are not available.

– Recipe courtesy of POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice

Harvest Cocktail
The Harvest Cocktail features a variety of fresh flavors to enjoy.


1 ½ parts CC Reserve 10 year
½ parts Harvey’s Bristol Cream
1 parts Lemon Sour
1 parts apple juice
1 ½” slice of fresh or canned pear
4-6 leaves of Lemon Verbena or Lemon Balm
½ parts Egg whites


1. Muddle leaves and pear slice in a mixing glass.

2. Add all remaining ingredients and shake with ice, double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

3. Garnish with a dash of ground cinnamon.

– Recipe courtesy of Canadian Club

The Russian Standard Moscow Mule
You can enjoy a classic Moscow Mule at home with the following steps.


2 oz. Russian Standard Vodka
5 oz. premium ginger beer
Wedge of lime


1. Pour two ounces of Russian Standard Vodka over ice in a chilled Russian Standard copper mug or Collins glass.

2. Add 5 ounces of ginger beer and stir gently.

3. Garnish with a squeezed wedge of lime.

– Recipe courtesy of Russian Standard Vodka


More Thanksgiving Cocktails…


Autumn Harvest Recipe
Try this fun fall cocktail with a hint of pumpkin for your Thanksgiving feast.


2.5 oz Vanilla vodka
1oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
1oz simple syrup
1.5 oz pumpkin juice (see below)


1. Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

2. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.

3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

4. Dust with cinnamon sugar.

– Recipe courtesy of 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar

A Perfect Pear

Take a few minutes time before you take your place at the table to enjoy this Perfect Pear cocktail, which is a fabulous drink for a toast.


1 oz Lucid Absinthe
1 oz pear vodka
1 oz pear puree
4 oz lemon-lime soda
1 mint sprig


1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Lucid Absinthe, and all other ingredients.

2. Shake vigorously and strain into a highball glass.

3. Top with lemon-lime soda.

4. Garnish with a mint sprig.

5. Last but not least, the final cocktail uses seasonal fresh pomegranate juice – which takes your cranberry burst to an all-time antioxidant high.

– Recipe courtesy of Lucid Absinthe

The Fountain of Youth
Your friends and family will want to enjoy this drink before, after, and during the traditional meal. Best of all – it tastes great with turkey!


1.5 oz Russian Standard Vodka
2 oz pomegranate juice
.5 oz. lemon juice
mint leaf or a lemon twist


1. Shake Russian Standard Vodka, lemon juice and pomegranate juice gently over ice.

2. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a mint leaf or lemon twist.

– Recipe courtesy of Russian Standard Vodka

Sweet Nobility 

Enjoy this fall sipper with flavors of honey, cinnamon, and sweet potato.


1.5 Oz. Single Barrel Reposado (Can be substituted for standard Casa Noble Reposado)
.75 oz Cinnamon poached sweet potato puree
.75 oz raw honey
2 tangerine wedges
1 lime wedge
1 rosemary sprig


1. Muddle Tangerine wedges, lime, rosemary, and honey.

2. Fill with ice and add tequila, shake hard and julep strain over ice.

3. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and tangerine zest.

– Recipe courtesy of Adam Stemmler

Familia de Rosa
This cocktail drink is fruity and sweet and despite the amount tequila, it still refreshes your mouth.


4 dried cherries
1 oz of pear liquor
5 slices of ripe but firm red Bosc Pears
2 oz of Casa Noble Anejo Tequila 2 yr.
Splash of fresh lemon juice
¾ of Agave Nectar
Dash of Angostura bitters


1. Fill a rocks glass with ice.

2. In a small bowl, soak 3 of the dried cherries in ½ oz of Pear liquor until plump.

3. Thread those cherries onto a small skewer and set aside.

4. Muddle 4 of the pear slices, the remaining dried cherry and the lemon juice in a cocktail shaker.

5. Add ice and then the tequila, and the remaining ½ of pear liquor, the agave nectar and bitters and shake vigorously.

6. Strain into the glass garnish with the skewered cherries and the remaining pear slice and serve.

– Recipe courtesy of Casa Noble Anejo Tequila

The Roasted Almond
When looking for a cocktail recipe that is light to drink you can consider the Roasted Almond.


1/2 oz Casa Noble® Reposado tequila
1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1 oz orange juice
1 lime wedge


1. Shake ingredients in mixing glass with ice, except almond, then strain into a cocktail glass.

2. Drop lime in glass.

– Recipe courtesy of Casa Noble Anejo Tequila

It’s a great  to make a brilliant blood orange Cosmo, or other sophisticated blood orange cocktails because its citrus that makes a drink more refreshing with sweet flavor.


1½ oz vodka
½ oz Triple Sec
¼ oz fresh lime juice
¼ oz fresh blood orange juice
2 dashes cranberry juice


1. Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with crushed ice.

2. Strain into colored and chilled martini glass.

3. Garnish with a blood orange or lime wedge.

– Recipe courtesy of entertaining and celebrations expert Mindy Kobrin, who is the founder of Mindy’s Meals on Heels


Even More Thanksgiving Cocktails…

Warm Winter Margarita
Perfect for a cold day, this drink is full of flavor and makes the tequila blend smoothly.

Ingredients – Serves 4:

3 1/2 cups apple juice
1 cinnamon stick
2 cups dried fruit of your choice
2 tbs granulated sugar
4 shot glasses Sauza® Silver Tequila


1. Combine apple juice and cinnamon in a heavy pot.

2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.

3. Remove cinnamon stick carefully.

4. Add sugar, dried fruit, and tequila.

5. Mix well and serve warm.

– Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid, star of hit Food Network show ‘Mexican Made Easy,’ and Sauza® Tequila

Cranberry Mint Margarita

As families gather for Thanksgiving festivities, cranberries seem to be on everyone’s plate. So why not have them in your glass as well?


16 oz. cranberry/raspberry juice
8 oz. lemon/lime soda
6 oz. Sauza® Silver Tequila
8 mint leaves for garnish


1. Combine all ingredients except mint leaves in a pitcher.

2. Serve over ice and garnish with two mint leaves.

– Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid, star of hit Food Network show ‘Mexican Made Easy,’ and Sauza® Tequila

Too Full Flor-Dessert (Rum Milkshake)
If you are up to try something cold and sweet to drink, try the Too Full Flor-Dessert (Rum Milkshake) cocktail drink and it will get you ready for the party!


2 oz. Flor De Caña 7-year Grand Reserve
4 mint leaves
1 scoop chocolate ice cream
½ oz. vanilla syrup
½ oz. Licor 43
Caramel foam


1. Pour all ingredients in a mixing glass

2. Shake for 20 seconds.

3. Serve over chilled martini glass.

4. Top with layer of caramel foam.

For caramel foam:
2 oz. heavy cream
1/2 oz. liquid caramel syrup
dash of cinnamon

Combine heavy cream with syrup and cinnamon in a dry shaker until emulsified.

– Recipe courtesy of Flor De Caña

The Mighty Maple
This Thanksgiving raise your glass to toast for the unique Mighty Maple cocktail. You can also order the Mighty Maple in the Metropolitan Club for $11.


Vanilla vodka
Simple syrup
Enhanced pumpkin puree (with ground cinnamon, all spice, cloves, ginger and vanilla extract)


Combine ingredients and serve.

– Recipe courtesy of Metropolitan Club, 1210 Boylston St Chestnut Hill, MA, 617-731-0600, www.metclubandbar.com

Consider these festive fall cocktails for your next celebration or even for your Thanksgiving meal. Which cocktail sounds the tastiest?

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