Half of what makes turkey day so magical is the beverages. Sure, there will be plenty of red and white wine on hand to wash down that bone-dry bird, but why not add an extra bit of magic to your TG day spread? Choose from our list of the perfect Thanksgiving cocktails, and take your holiday to the next level.
Chances are you already know and love this classic cocktail. What makes it great for TG is that you may already be sipping on Champagne in celebration of having your friends and loved ones with you. If that’s the case, just mix in a little lemon juice, sugar, and gin and you’ve got yourself a proper drink. Here’s a recipe from Bon Appetit.
Spiced Cranberry Hot Toddy
You’re already planning to smother your turkey in cranberry sauce, why not smother your liver in it, as well? This delicious drink is a blend of bourbon or whiskey, cranberry juice, cinnamon, cloves, anise, ginger, and honey. It will warm you to the core and leave your cheeks feeling hot. And it may cause you to say too much. But you’re with loved ones, so all good! Check out this recipe from Simply Happy Foodie.
Spiced Honey Bourbon Old Fashioned
If you like whiskey or bourbon, chances are you like the classic Old Fashioned. This Thanksgiving twist expertly adds a spiced honey syrup made from honey, rosemary, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and vanilla. Here's a recipe from Half-Baked Harvest.
Once the meal’s over, you’ve cleaned your plate, and the tryptophan has started kicking in, it’s time to sip on a classic aperitif. Might we suggest this caffeinated classic? Packing the one-two punch of alcohol and caffeine, this drink will have you back on your feet, ready to wrestle your guests for the remote in no time. Quick, here’s the recipe!
Looking for more ways to elevate your holiday season? Check out The Hawthorne’s blog.