8 Thanksgiving-Inspired Cocktails To Enjoy With Dinner

A feast for imbibers…….

Everyone has their favorite Thanksgiving fixins like mashed potatoes or pumpkin pie,’ but what we really look forward to is the Turkey Day-themed booze.

Whether you’re celebrating Friendsgiving with the crew or throwing back a few with the fam, try one of these Thanksgiving-inspired cocktails that are sure to make you wobble while you gobble.

Fistful of PSL


  • 1 part of Fistful of Bourbon
  • 2 cups of Milk
  • 2 tablespoons of Pumpkin Puree
  • ½ tablespoon of Pumpkin Spice
  • ½ cup of Coffee

Method: Add all ingredients except for the bourbon in a warming vessel – this could be a pot on the stove for a few minutes or in a bowl, covered with Saran Wrap, cut 3 slits and microwave for one minute. Once warm, pour in Fistful of Bourbon and transfer into your favorite mug. Top with whip cream and dust with pumpkin spice. (makes approximately 2 drinks)

Harvest Honey


  • 2 parts The Balvenie Sweet Toast of American Oak 12 Year Old
  • ½ part Pineau des Charentes Dessert Wine
  • 1 barspoon Spiced Honey
  • 3 dashes Molasses Bitters

Method: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, add ice, and stir briefly. Strain into a coupe glass.

Cranberry Paloma


  • 1½ parts Milagro Select Silver
  • ¾ part Fresh Lime Juice
  • ¾ part Cranberry Juice
  • ½ part Thyme Simple Syrup
  • 2 parts Pink Grapefruit Soda

Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake briefly to combine & chill. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with apple slices.

Apple Endzone Elixir

Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker, using a bar spoon twice to collect the honey. Shake until chilled and fine strain into a Highball glass with ice. Garnish with an apple slice.

Pumpkin Spice Lebowski


  • 2 parts Reyka Vodka
  • 1 part Coffee Liqueur  
  • 1 part Heavy Cream 
  • ½ tsp of Pumpkin Pie Spice

Method: Combine heavy cream and pumpkin pie spice into a cocktail shaker and shake. Add Reyka Vodka and Coffee Liqueur and shake with ice. Serve on the rocks and garnish with cocoa puffs.

Harvest Dram


  • 2 oz ABERFELDY 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • ½ oz Mulled Wine Syrup
  • 2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters

Method: Add Aberfeldy 12, mulled wine syrup and bitters to a mixing glass and stir. Pour into a rocks glass and add block ice. Garnish with an orange peel and cloves.

Thanksgiving Rum Punch


  • 1 Bottle Ten To One White Rum 
  • 17 oz Fresh Apple Juice 
  • 8½ oz Cinnamon Syrup 
  • 4½ oz Lemon Juice 
  • 4½ oz Water 
  • 10 dashes of Angostura Bitters  

Method: Add all ingredients to a punch bowl or pitcher. Add a large block of ice. Garnish with thinly sliced apple and freshly grated cinnamon.  Serve in a coupe or punch glass.

The Gift


  • 2 oz Gran Coramino Cristalino                                     
  • 0.75 oz Pear Nectar 
  • ½ oz Lemon Juice 
  • 1⁄4 oz  Honey                                  
  • 1⁄4″ knob of Ginger 
  • 1 Pinch of Cinnamon 
  • Rocks Glass 

Method: Muddle Ginger in Cocktail Shaker . Add Fresh Ice, Cristalino, Pear Nectar, Lemon Juice, Honey & Cinnamon to Shaker. Shake then strain into rocks glass over Fresh Ice. Garnish with Cinnamon Stick, Sage Sprig and Pomegranate Seeds