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20 G.O.A.T. Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes Your Friends & Family Will Love

20 G.O.A.T. Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes Your Friends & Family Will Love

For those who want to enjoy Thanksgiving without getting a hangover!

Hosting Thanksgiving can be stressful! From getting your silverware shining to baking turkey in the oven to setting up the bar with kick-ass cocktails, you have some serious work cut out. We got creative and curated 20 Greatest Of All Time Thanksgiving cocktail recipes for your family and friends. The best part? These recipes can easily turn into mocktails with WUNDER!

Ready to raise your vibrations and enjoy the breeziest beverages of all time? Let’s dig in:

#1 Crimson Harvest Spritz

Let’s raise a glass to Thanksgiving with the Crimson Harvest Spritz! This Thanksgiving cocktail is a cranberry-infused delight and a holiday dance party for your taste buds. Enjoy it with that juicy turkey and some cranberry sauce. Not much of a cocktail drinker? We got your back. Look at the special note to turn this recipe into a WUNDER mocktail!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 1/2 oz orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • Fresh cranberries for garnish
  • Prosecco

Directions:

  1. Fill a wine glass with ice.
  2. Add vodka, cranberry juice, orange liqueur, and lime juice.
  3. Stir well to combine.
  4. Top with Prosecco.
  5. Garnish with fresh cranberries.
  6. Enjoy your Crimson Harvest Spritz!

Note: To turn this recipe into a WUNDER mocktail, replace vodka with WUNDER Blackberry-Lemon and orange liqueur with orange zest.

2. Orchard Bourbon Bliss

Okay, the Orchard Bourbon Bliss is the coziest, apple-cider-kissed cocktail you’ve ever met! This Thanksgiving cocktail is the ultimate wingman for your warm apple pie. But wait, there’s more! You can turn this recipe into an absolute baller with WUNDER. Check out how!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz apple cider
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Orange peel for garnish

Directions:

  1. Place the sugar cube in an old-fashioned glass.
  2. Add bitters and a splash of bourbon to the glass.
  3. Muddle until the sugar dissolves.
  4. Fill the glass with ice.
  5. Pour the remaining bourbon and apple cider over the ice.
  6. Stir well.
  7. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.
  8. Sip your Orchard Bourbon Bliss!

Note: To turn this recipe into a WUNDER mocktail, replace bourbon with WUNDER Watermelon Punch and Angostura bitters with sparking tea/tonic water.

3. Nutty Almond Dream

Looking for a drink that doubles as dessert? Meet the Nutty Almond Dream, a velvety cocktail that’s basically an almond-chocolate-cherry dessert in a glass!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz coconut rum
  • 1 oz Amaretto
  • 1 oz chocolate liqueur
  • Shredded coconut and chocolate shavings for garnish

Directions:

  1. Rim a martini glass with shredded coconut and chocolate shavings.
  2. Combine coconut rum, Amaretto, and chocolate liqueur in a shaker filled with ice.
  3. Shake well and strain into the prepared glass.
  4. Enjoy your Nutty Almond Dream!

4. Pumpkin Spice Whiskey Sour

Sip on the essence of autumn with our Pumpkin Spice Whiskey Sour – it’s Thanksgiving in a glass, and an ideal partner-in-crime for your roasted butternut squash side dish.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz whiskey
  • 1 oz pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz maple syrup
  • Dash of cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Combine whiskey, pumpkin puree, lemon juice, maple syrup, and a dash of cinnamon in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a rock glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  5. Sip your Pumpkin Spice Whiskey Sour!

5. Golden Honeyed Fizz

Game on with Golden Honeyed Fizz! This Thanksgiving cocktail is a gin cocktail with a touch of sparkle that’s Instagram-worthy and pairs like a charm with your artisanal cheese platter and honey-drenched figs. Looking for something more breezy? Add WUNDER instead of alcohol and raise your vibrations. Check out how!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 oz honey
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • Club soda
  • Pomegranate arils for garnish

Directions:

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Add gin, pomegranate juice, honey, and lemon juice.
  3. Stir well to combine.
  4. Top with club soda.
  5. Garnish with pomegranate arils.
  6. Enjoy your Golden Honeyed Fizz!

Note: To turn this recipe into a WUNDER mocktail, replace the gin with WUNDER Blueberry Lemonade and drop the club soda!

6. Butternut Sunset Sangria

Hosting a sundowner this Thanksgiving? This Thanksgiving cocktail recipe has to be on the menu! Introducing the Butternut Sunset Sangria, a Rosé wine and butternut squash duo that’s like the perfect party guest, ready to groove with your charcuterie board under a gorgeous setting sun. Turn it into a mocktail for your non-alcoholic friends. Check out how!

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of Rosé wine
  • 1 cup butternut squash puree
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • Sliced oranges and apples for garnish

Directions:

  1. Combine Rosé wine, butternut squash puree, brandy, and orange liqueur in a large pitcher.
  2. Stir until well mixed.
  3. Add sliced oranges and apples.
  4. Refrigerate for a few hours to allow flavors to meld.
  5. Serve your Butternut Sunset Sangria over ice.
  6. Garnish with additional fruit slices.
  7. Sip and enjoy!

Note: To turn this recipe into a WUNDER Mocktail, replace brandy with ginger ale, Rosé wine with WUNDER Blackberry Lemonade, and orange liqueur with orange zest.

7. Zesty Grapefruit Tequila Sunrise

Starting the party early? Well, dance to some Zesty Grapefruit Tequila Sunrise! Just like your party, this Thanksgiving cocktail is like a dance party in your mouth, especially when paired with your morning avocado toast.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 4 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz grenadine
  • Fresh grapefruit slice for garnish

Directions:

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Add tequila and grapefruit juice. Stir gently.
  3. Slowly pour the grenadine over the back of a spoon or drizzle it down the side of the glass to create a layered effect.
  4. Garnish with a fresh grapefruit slice.
  5. Stir just before sipping your Zesty Grapefruit Tequila Sunrise!

8. Olive Brine Elegance

Go bougie or go home! The Olive Brine Elegance is your ticket to a sophisticated soirée this Thanksgiving. Think of it as an exquisite martini that instantly upgrades your oysters and seafood starters.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth
  • 1/2 oz olive brine
  • Green olives for garnish

Procedure:

  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice.
  2. Add gin, dry vermouth, and olive brine.
  3. Stir until well chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with green olives.
  6. Enjoy your Olive Brine Elegance!

9. Pecan Pie Bourbon Smash

The grand finale for your Thanksgiving! The Pecan Pie Bourbon Smash is the perfect partner for your slice of pecan pie that’s all about dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz pecan liqueur
  • 1/2 oz maple syrup
  • Lemon wedge and pecan halves for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a rock glass, muddle the lemon wedge to release its juices.
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Add bourbon, pecan liqueur, and maple syrup.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Garnish with pecan halves.
  6. Sip your Pecan Pie Bourbon Smash!

10. Cinnamon Strawberry Champagne Punch

Here come the greatest hit of all time – a champagne punch! This Thanksgiving cocktail recipe will deliver warmth, elegance and freshness, all at the same time. A little surprise at the end of the recipe for our friends who prefer non-alcoholic drinks!

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle prosecco
  • 1/2 cup strawberry puree
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon simple syrup
  • Fresh strawberries and cinnamon sticks for garnish

Directions:

  1. Combine prosecco, strawberry puree, and cinnamon simple syrup in a punch bowl.
  2. Stir gently.
  3. Add ice or frozen strawberries to chill.
  4. Garnish with fresh strawberries and cinnamon sticks.
  5. Serve your Cinnamon Strawberry Champagne Punch in glasses.
  6. Enjoy!

Note: It would be sinful to turn this recipe into anything less than a perfect delight! Replace prosecco with WUNDER’s sparkling Blueberry-Lemon to turn this into a WUNDER mocktail.

11. Chocolate Orange Manhattan

An exquisite symphony of rich chocolate and zesty orange notes. This cocktail recipe is a sinful luxurious indulgence that will leave your guests craving for more! Serve this as an after-meal delight for best results.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz whiskey
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 oz chocolate liqueur
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • Orange peel for garnish

Directions:

  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice.
  2. Add whiskey, sweet vermouth, chocolate liqueur, and orange bitters.
  3. Stir until well chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.
  6. Sip your Chocolate Orange Manhattan!

12. Spiced Red Wine Sangria

With its warm and spiced character, the Spiced Red Wine Sangria is a cozy blanket for your Thanksgiving meal. Pair this Thanksgiving cocktail with hearty roasts and charred seasonal vegetables. Alternatively, if you plan on turning this recipe into a mocktail, check out the Note for best results!

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • Sliced apples, oranges, and cinnamon sticks for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a pitcher, combine red wine, orange juice, and brandy.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Add slices of apples, oranges, and cinnamon sticks.
  4. Refrigerate for at least an hour or until chilled.
  5. Serve your Spiced Red Wine Sangria over ice.
  6. Garnish with additional fruit and cinnamon sticks.
  7. Enjoy!

Note: Use a bottle of Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider instead of red wine and 1/2 oz WUNDER’s Watermelon-Basil instead of brandy.

13. Spicy Tomato Mary

The Spicy Tomato Mary is not your ordinary brunch companion – it’s a vibrant and zesty potion, a spicy wake-up call for your taste buds. This Thanksgiving cocktail is best paired with deviled eggs and savory breakfast hashes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 4 oz tomato juice
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • Dash of hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce
  • Celery and chili pepper for garnish

Directions:

  1. Rim a highball glass with a mixture of salt and chili powder.
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Add vodka, tomato juice, lime juice, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Garnish with a celery stalk and a chili pepper.
  6. Enjoy your Spicy Tomato Mary!

14. Caramel Apple White Russian

Want to truly relish the Thanksgiving experience? Leave room for dessert – the Caramel Apple White Russian is your sweet and creamy treat, the ultimate indulgence, and the perfect pairing for your dessert table delights.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz apple cider
  • 1 oz caramel syrup
  • 2 oz cream
  • Caramel drizzle and apple slice for garnish

Directions:

  1. Drizzle the inside of a rock glass with caramel syrup.
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Add vodka and apple cider.
  4. Gently pour the cream over the back of a spoon to layer it.
  5. Garnish with a drizzle of caramel and an apple slice.
  6. Sip your Caramel Apple White Russian!

15. Ginger Ale Rum Punch

Give your Thanksgiving afternoon a real boost with the Ginger Ale Rum Punch! It’s like the coolest beach party in your glass, a zesty and refreshing sipper that’s the perfect sidekick to your turkey club sandwich.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz rum
  • 1 oz candied ginger syrup
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 4 oz ginger ale
  • Lime wheel and candied ginger for garnish

Directions:

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Add rum, candied ginger syrup, and lime juice.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Top with ginger ale.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel and candied ginger.
  6. Enjoy your Ginger Ale Rum Punch!

Note: Turn this into a Wunderful mocktail by replacing rum with WUNDER Blueberry-Lemon punch!

16. Strawberry Mint Julep

Brace yourself for the Strawberry Mint Julep, your passport to a garden of flavors at Thanksgiving. This cocktail is like a springtime explosion in your mouth, packed with fresh strawberries and a minty breeze that makes it the ideal match for herb-infused dishes and those fancy salads.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz strawberry puree
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Crushed ice
  • Fresh strawberries for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a julep cup or rocks glass, muddle fresh mint leaves and strawberry puree.
  2. Fill the glass with crushed ice.
  3. Pour bourbon over the ice and stir well.
  4. Garnish with a strawberry and a mint sprig.
  5. Sip your Strawberry Mint Julep!

17. Maple Cognac Sour

The Maple Cognac Sour is THE prelude to a Thanksgiving feast – a delightful cocktail that marries the warmth of cognac with zesty lemon and maple sweetness. It’s the ideal accompaniment for your roasted root vegetables and hearty appetizers.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz cognac
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz maple syrup
  • Orange twist for garnish

Directions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add cognac, lemon juice, and maple syrup.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Strain into a chilled rocks glass.
  5. Garnish with an orange twist.
  6. Sip your Maple Cognac Sour!

18. Cinnamon Chocolate Martini

Who says you can’t have dessert before dinner? This cocktail recipe is a chocolate lover’s dream that’s the perfect partner for chocolate fondue and those indulgent, over-the-top cakes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz chocolate liqueur
  • 1 oz cinnamon vodka
  • 1/2 oz cream
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

Directions:

  1. Rim a martini glass with ground cinnamon.
  2. In a shaker filled with ice, combine chocolate liqueur, cinnamon vodka, and cream.
  3. Shake well and strain into the prepared glass.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
  5. Enjoy your Cinnamon Chocolate Martini!

19. Rosemary and Orange Gin Fizz

The Rosemary and Orange Gin Fizz is the showstopper of your Thanksgiving cocktail soirée. With zesty citrus and aromatic rosemary, it’s a botanical garden party in your glass. It pairs perfectly with your assortment of artisanal appetizers, and elevates your holiday spread to the next level.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1/2 oz rosemary syrup
  • Club soda
  • Fresh rosemary sprig for garnish

Directions:

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Add gin, orange juice, and rosemary syrup.
  3. Stir well to combine.
  4. Top with club soda.
  5. Garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig.
  6. Enjoy your Rosemary and Orange Gin Fizz!

20. Spiced Cider Whiskey Sour

The Spiced Cider Whiskey Sour is Thanksgiving’s flavor-packed thrill ride. Imagine sipping the essence of fall with every tangy, cinnamon-kissed sip.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz whiskey
  • 1 oz apple cider
  • 1/2 oz cinnamon syrup
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • Cinnamon stick and apple slice for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine whiskey, apple cider, cinnamon syrup, and lemon juice.
  2. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a rock glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and an apple slice.
  5. Sip your Spiced Cider Whiskey Sour!