Thanksgiving is now less than two weeks away, and while those of us behind ManMade are excitedly gathering recipes and decor ideas, we thought we’d use this format to offer another sort of round-up: some fantastic Thanksgiving cocktails. Whether you need them to deal with your family, want to find something to complement your favorite side dishes, or just want to live in a day-long toast to gratitude, there’s no reason that wine should be the only beverage served alongside your spread this year.
So, we present a series of festive, fall cocktails that’ll help make your meal a success, whether you overcook the turkey or not.
Kentucky Cousin – Bourbon, brandied cherries, and black tea make this take on the mint julep seasonally festive
Cranberry Collins – Sub the 3/4 oz simple syrup for 1 1/2 oz cranberry juice cocktail for a Thanksgiving twist
Royal Cider Grog – A version of warm cider without the cloudiness of mulling spices
Pear Rosemary Cocktail – easy to make a whole pitcher for the crowd
Bourbon Coolers from the Food Network Kitchens
The Pomegranate-Ginger-Chile Nojito is a great alcohol free option, and would be equally delicious with 2 oz white rum or cachaca
What are your favorite fall cocktails or liquid Thanksgiving traditions? Please let us know in the comments below.