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The Best Drinks to Serve at Thanksgiving

From cocktails to mocktails, we've got you covered.
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Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving for your quarantine pod or celebrating with relatives over Zoom, there's no question that Thanksgiving 2020 is going to look a lot different from the holiday in years past. But just because you're not at a big gathering doesn't mean you can't celebrate in style. Even if you don't make a huge Thanksgiving feast, you can still enjoy one of the best parts of the holiday: the drinks.

From cocktails to mocktails, we have all of the Thanksgiving drink recipes you need to stay happy and hydrated this holiday season. Bottoms up!

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1

Clover Club

the clover club cocktails
Courtesy of Taylor Arnold

Made with raspberry syrup and topped with a lemon slice, this gin-based cocktail is almost too pretty to drink. Almost.

Get our recipe for a Clover Club Cocktail

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2

Rosé Paloma Cocktail

cupcake rose paloma
Courtesy of Cupcake Vineyards

Don't just pour a glass of rosé this holiday season. Spice things up with a rosé cocktail for a fancier touch.

Get our recipe for a Rosé Paloma Cocktail

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3

Carrot Mocktail

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Courtesy of The Purple Pig

If vegetable juice is a regular part of your beverage routine, this drink is for you. Made with honey and lemon juice, this mocktail will make you want to drink your veggies.

Get our recipe for a Carrot Mocktail

4

Classic Margarita

two margaritas in glasses with lime wedges

Who says you can't enjoy a margarita at Thanksgiving? There are no rules in 2020, so we'll take it.

Get our recipe for a Classic Margarita

5

French 750

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If you prefer the taste of Champagne, try a champagne cocktail like the French 750 this Turkey Day. The lemon twist just screams "fancy."

Get our recipe for a French 750

6

Oakwood Sunrise Mocktail

glass of oakwood sunrise mocktail recipe

Think of this as a Tequila Sunrise without the tequila. Yum!

Get our recipe for an Oakwood Sunrise Mocktail

7

Blackberry Sangria

Copycat Carrabbas Blackberry Sangria in two glasses with a pitcher
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If you're looking for a holiday drink that's a bit on the strong side, you can't go wrong with sangria. Our recipe uses red wine and brandy, along with plenty of fresh fruit.

Get our recipe for Blackberry Sangria

8

Kiss of Steel Mocktail

glass of iced kiss of steel mocktail recipe

Do you drink coffee at any time of the day? You need this cold brew drink at your Thanksgiving meal.

Get our recipe for a Kiss of Steel Mocktail

9

Lucien Gaudin

the lucien gaudin cocktails
Courtesy of Taylor Arnold

This gin-based cocktail will have all your Thanksgiving guests saying, "Ooh, la la!"

Get our recipe for a Lucien Gaudin

10

Fuego Verde

fuego verde mezcal cocktail
Courtesy of Taproom No. 307

This Mezcal recipe comes courtesy of Taproom No. 307 in New York City. With sliced jalapeño and juice from a green apple, this green drink isn't one to overlook.

Get our recipe for a Fuego Verde Cocktail

11

Vice Versa

Visa Versa cocktail
Courtesy of Dear Irving on Hudson

This Dorothy Parker-inspired Champagne cocktail will win over all of your Thanksgiving guests.

Get our recipe for a Vice Versa

12

Pepper Keenan Mocktail

glass of pepper keenan mocktail recipe

If you've never had bell peppers in a drink before, this mocktail just might surprise you. Agave nectar and pineapple juice mix with the peppers and jalapeño for a combo with a bite.

Get our recipe for a Pepper Keenan Mocktail

13

Moscow Mule

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It's never the wrong time to serve a Moscow Mule, especially if you have the signature copper mugs.

Get our recipe for a Moscow Mule

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