8 Easy Thanksgiving Drink Ideas
Don't forget about the Thanksgiving party drinks this year! We've gathered together a list of easy Thanksgiving drink recipes and ideas to help. Everything on our list is quick and easy (and yummy!) so you can de-stress and feel extra thankful, grateful, and blessed.
Keep scrolling for the best Friendsgiving cocktail recipes, nonalcoholic kids Thanksgiving drinks, and some tasty drink ideas for the feast-makers to enjoy while they prepare the turkey and dressing. We also added our favorite Thanksgiving decoration ideas for your wine bottles and kids soda bottles!
Cocktails & Punches:
1 | Apple Cider Mimosa
These are for the Early Morning Feast Making Committee! Since the complicated Thanksgiving recipes will be well underway, this 2-ingredient brunch cocktail will be a real treat.
- 2 ounces apple cider
- 2 ounces champagne
- Optional: cinnamon sugar to rim
Recipe from What the Fork
2 | Cran-Orange Margaritas
Now that's how you do tequila in the Fall! This tasty Thanksgiving margarita is sweet and tangy. It'll taste amazing with your baked turkey.
- 1 ½ ounces tequila
- 1 ounce triple sec
- 1 ounce orange juice
- 2 ounces cranberry juice
Recipe from Growing Up Gabel
3 | Pumpkin Cider Cocktail
It's just not Thanksgiving without some pumpkin. To make this a pumpkin spice cocktail, just use spiced apple cider!
- 1 ½ ounces pumpkin vodka (Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie)
- 6 ounces apple cider
- Splash club soda
Recipe from The Spruce Eats
4 | Friendsgiving Fireball Cider
This is the classy way to drink Fireball during the holidays. Your friends will be super impressed with your drink making skills when you serve this cocktail up at Friendsgiving! Add an orange slice or cinnamon sticks to garnish the glasses if you want to get real fancy.
- 1 ¾ ounce (one shot) Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
- 1 cup apple cider
- 3 ounces Sprite or 7 Up
Recipe from Delicious Table
5 | Apple Cider Sangria Punch
Gathering together a big family this Thanksgiving? You'll love how easy it is to whip up this Thanksgiving punch for the adults!
- 1 bottle (750ml) pinot grigio white wine
- 2 ½ cups apple cider
- 1 cup club soda
- ½ cup ginger brandy
- 3 honey crisp apples, chopped
- 3 pears, chopped
Recipe from How Sweet Eats
6 | Sparkling Cranberry Punch for the Kids
Make sure the kids feel fancy at this holiday party, too! They won't be able to get enough of this family-friendly Thanksgiving punch. You won't believe how fast it is to make!
- 2 quarts cranberry juice cocktail
- 1 quart sparkling water
- 6 ounce can frozen pink lemonade (thawed)
Recipe from Taste and Tell
Drink Decoration Ideas:
7 | Wine Bottle Labels
Feeling Thankful & Grapeful? Everyone loves wine at Thanksgiving! Add these unique Thanksgiving wine bottle labels to match the rest of your Fall holiday decor. Pro Tip: dry white wine pairs best with turkey, especially a dry Riesling!
- Standard size (750 ml) wine bottles
- Wine bottle sticker labels
8 | Turkey Root Beer for Kids
Image from Kid Friendly Things To DoGather the children around the craft table! Whether you choose to have them participate or just want to serve them already decorated drinks, these turkey-fied soda bottles will be a huge hit with the kids at Thanksgiving.
- Any dark soda bottles (root beer, coca-cola, etc)
- Googly eyes
- Orange cardstock
- Red pipe cleaners
- Hot glue
Craft Idea from Kid Friendly Things To Do