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Best Thanksgiving Themed Alcoholic Drink Recipes for Your Next Party

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Regardless of whether you need some liquid libations to deal with your family and friends, or, you just simply got a holiday party going on, here are some adult beverages, that those of us who are legal to drink, can be thankful for during the Thanksgiving holiday.

A Southern Thanksgiving


• 3 oz Southern Comfort peach liqueur
• 1 oz Wild Turkey bourbon whiskey
• 1 oz cranberry juice
• 1/2-1 oz lime juice

Combine Southern comfort and Wild turkey in glass first. Add Cranberry juice and finish with splash of lime juice. Add a garnish of apple or lime and serve on ice.

(via Drinks Mixer)


Highland Thanksgiving


• 16 oz Strongbow cider
• 3 oz Drambuie Scotch whiskey

Pour drambuie into a pint of strongbow. Drink as regularly one consumes a pint.

(via Drinks Mixer)


Thanksgiving Cocktail


• 1 1/2 oz Wild Turkey bourbon whiskey
• 1/2 oz Applejack brandy
• 1 tsp Rose's lime juice
• 4 oz cranberry juice

Fill glass one-half full of ice, add ingredients and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge, if desired.

(via Drinks Mixer)


Pumpkin Pie Martini


• 1/2 oz. Stoli Vanilla (optional)
• 1 oz. Pumpkin Spice liqueur
• 1/2 oz. Kahlua
• 1/2 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
• 1/2 oz. half-and-half
• Crushed graham crackers
• Cinnamon stick (garnish)

Add all liquids in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into large martini glass rimmed with crushed graham crackers. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

(via Food Network)


Caramel Apple


• 2 oz Bailey’s Caramel Irish Cream Liqueur
• .5 oz Green Apple Flavored Vodka
• 1 dash Goldschlager Schnapps

Pour Baileys and Green Apple Flavored Vodka into an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into a collins glass filled with ice. Float Goldschlager on top. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

(via Drinks Mixer)


Three Pumpkins Martini


• 2 oz. Three Olives Classic Vodka
• 2 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur
• 1 tsp. whipped cream
• Garnish: cinnamon stick

Combine vodka and pumpkin liqueur in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a glass. Top with whipped cream and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

(via Three Olives)


Pilgrim Punch


• 1 oz. Shellback Spiced Rum
• 1 oz. Irish whiskey
• ¼ oz. vanilla schnapps
• ¼ oz. lemon juice
• 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
• 2 oz. brut champagne

Combine brown sugar and liquids except champagne in cocktail shaker. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with champagne.

(via The Intoxicologist)


Cranberry Gingersnap


• 2 oz. vodka
• 2 oz. ginger beer
• Cranberry juice
• Lemon juice
• Grounded ginger
• Garnished: ginger snap cookie and white chocolate shavings

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a glass. Top with white chocolate shavings and garnish with a ginger snap cookie.

(via Sugar Factory)


Thanksgiving Special


• 3/4 oz apricot brandy
• 3/4 oz dry vermouth
• 3/4 oz gin
• 1/4 tsp lemon juice
• 1 cherry

Shake all ingredients (except cherry) with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with the cherry and serve.

(via Drinks Mixer)


Turkey Sandwich


• 1/3 grenadine syrup
• 1/3 peppermint schnapps
• 1/3 Wild Turkey® bourbon whiskey

Layer equally in shot glass with a spoon in the following order: Grenadine, Peppermint Schnapp's, Wild Turkey 101.

(via Drinks Mixer)


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