Give Thanks with These Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, but its never too early to give thanks, so your bar should start preparing a Thanksgiving cocktail menu worthy of gratitude. We’ve rounded up some Thanksgiving cocktail recipes below to get you started.

Give Thanks Old Fashioned

Ingredients:thanksgiving cocktail recipe
2 oz Bourbon
¼ oz Monin® Caramel Apple Butter Syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 ea orange peel
Garnishes: cinnamon dusted apple slice, orange zest

Fill serving glass full of ice. Pour ingredients into serving glass in order listed. Add garnish and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Monin.


Whiskey Highball

Ingredients:egan's thanksgiving recipe
2 oz Egan’s Fortitude
Soda water
Lemon wedge

Fill a Collins glass with ice. Add 2 oz Egan’s Fortitude. Top with soda water. Give
it a quick stir. Garnish with a lemon wedge and a sprig of thyme.

Recipe courtesy of Egan’s Irish Whiskey.

Spiced Egg Nog

Ingredients:spiced egg nog
2 parts Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Nog
1 part Spiced Rum
1 part Coffee Liqueur

Serve over ice with whipped cream and nutmeg.

Recipe courtesy of Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Nog.


Low-Calorie Thanksgiving Spritz

Ingredients:thanksgiving cocktail recipe
1 oz Monin® Zero Calorie Natural Pumpkin Spice
2 oz Cranberry Juice
½ oz Orange juice
4 oz Top with Prosecco white wine
Garnishes: Orange slice, cranberries, leaf, twine

Fill serving glass full of ice. Pour ingredients into serving glass in order listed. Pour mixture into mixing tin and back into serving glass to mix. Add garnish and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Monin.


Passoã Splash

Ingredients:passoa thanksgiving recipe
⅓ Passoã
⅓ Sparkling Water
⅓ Cranberry Juice parts
Fresh berries, and your favorite fruits

Mix over ice in a pitcher. Don’t have a pitcher? No problem. Use whatever you have at hand, as long as it’s big.

Recipe courtesy of Passoã.


Clean V Hot Spice Apple Recipe (non-alcoholic)

Ingredients:cleanco thanksgiving recipes
2oz Clean V
4oz Pressed Apple Juice
1 Teaspoon Honey
1 Dash Vanilla Extract (or 1” Spilt Vanilla Pod)
Garnish: Orange Wheel & Lemon Wheel

Add apple juice, honey, and vanilla to a saucepan, stir together and warm, but don’t boil – do not heat the Clean V in the pan. Add Clean V to a heavy stemmed goblet then pour in the warm apple mix. Add slices of fresh citrus to finish. This recipe can also be served chilled.

Recipe courtesy of CleanCo.


Apple Cider Margarita

Ingredients:apple margarita thanksgiving recipe
1.5 oz Dulce Vida Blanco Tequila
1oz Fresh lime juice
.5 Naranja Orange Liqueur
3oz Apple Cider

Shake on ice and serve in a martini glass. Cinnamon rim and apple slice garnish.

Recipe courtesy of Dulce Vida Tequila.


Mulled Wine Recipe

Ingredients:mulled wine thanksgiving recipe
2 bt Cabernet
1 ½ Cup Port
1 ½ Cup Whiskey
1 ½ Cup Water
1 Orange zest and juice
1 Lemon zest
1 Grapefruit zest
4 Sticks cinnamon
3 Star anise
6 Cloves
20 Peppercorns
3 apples diced

Mix and heat all ingredients for 20-30 minutes, strain, and serve warm.

Recipe courtesy of Messhall Kitchen // Beverage Director Amanda Arebalo.


Chamomile Highball

Ingredients:thanksgiving recipe
50ml Pure Scot Virgin Oak Blended Scotch Whisky
20ml Chamomile syrup
10ml Verjus
Soda to top

Serve long over ice.

Recipe created by bartender Darren Leaney for Bladnoch Distillery.


Vodka Gimlet

Ingredients:gimlet thanksgiving recipe
2 oz Bare Bone Vodka
.5 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Shake hard. Double strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Recipe courtesy of Bare Bone Vodka.



1:1 Gin Martini

Ingredients:gin martini thanksgiving recipe
1.5 oz Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin
1.5 oz dry vermouth

Combine both ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice. Stir to achieve proper chill and dilution. Strain into a chilled Nick and Nora or coupe. Garnish with an olive stuffed with an almond and a sprig of rosemary.

Recipe courtesy of Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin.


Old Fashioned

Ingredients:old fashioned thanksgiving recipe
2 oz Rampur Double Cask
Thick slice of Orange peel sans pith
About a demitasse spoon of demerara sugar
5 dashes Angostura bitters

Place the sugar, bitters, and orange peel in the bottom of a large rocks glass. Muddle
to express the oils and combine the flavors. Add 2 oz Rampur Double Cask Indian Single Malt. Stir. Add good ice. Stir again to chill and begin dilution.

Recipe courtesy of Rampur Distillery.