In case you haven't yet found the signature Thanksgiving drink of your dreams, we wanted to offer a few more recipes for our favorites.
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Whether you're hosting a huge party for Thanksgiving, having a few friends over in the days leading up to Turkeython, or just looking for some good drink ideas for a quiet November evening, I've got you covered.
I've paired pumpkin with a natural fall partner: apple cider vinegar. The flavors are pumpkiny with a hint of cinnamon and ginger to very gently remind you of pie season, without hitting you over the head with the Pumpkin Pie Spice flavors that are so common at this time of year.
There's a smart method for serving drinks to a crowd without a ton of fiddly prep and shaking each drink by hand, and it's not a compromise when it comes to flavor. Mixing up a big batch of a special DIY mixer in advance means you're ready to pour one delicious drink after another—or you can delegate the simple task to someone else while you finish up making that green bean casserole.
Incorporating the classic flavors of cranberry sauce--tart cranberries, the warm spice of orange zest, and a kick of ginger--this drink re-imagines the timeless flavors of the season.
The caramely depth and toned-down tartness of seared lemon is a total game-changer in this make-ahead gin cocktail that's great for crowds.
A velvety roasted pear puree is the key to this batched bourbon drink that says fall without screaming it.
Fresh apple cider married with brown sugar, tart lemon, and rich Carpano Antica vermouth makes the ideal not-too-boozy fall drink. (Make this for Thanksgiving, and you can keep refilling glasses without worrying that Uncle Al is going to wind up under the coffee table.)
Looking for another way to use up that gallon of fresh apple cider you bought at the pick-your-own orchard or your local farmers market? Try this refreshing, low alcohol cocktail.
Follow the advice I offer here, and you can throw a heck of a bash without blowing all the cash you'll need for your office's Secret Santa routine.
Old Fashioned cocktails, made with bourbon or rye, are easy to making a big batch in advance of a party. They're perfect for fall or winter gatherings.
Cranberry cocktails don't get much respect. Perhaps that's because they tend to be pretty boring: just sweetened juice spiked with whatever booze is handy. While cranberries are one of fall's signature flavors, a cranberry-vodka or a Sea Breeze feels a little too summery. And a bit too casual for serving at the holiday dinner table. But this cranberry cocktail, enriched with sherry and a splash of rum, is a different beast altogether.
Cranberry juice gets a sophisticated touch with the help of sherry in this aperitif cocktail.
Whether you're hosting a Halloween costume party or just sticking around the house handing out Kit-Kats, October 31st calls for a cocktail or two.
Scotch really is one of the most expensive drinks out there. But even if you're watching your wallet, there are some great bottles to try.
Stash a bottle of amaretto in your freezer and you'll be ready to make the ultimate Almond Joy-inspired boozy milkshake.
A lightly-spiked take on the classic Almond Joy candy bar in milkshake form. Toasted coconut flakes and rich coconut cream add tropical flavor, while amaretto liqueur adds sweetness and a little bit of booze.
Don't call it grandma booze; we love crème de cassis! Our favorite brands, plus how to use this forgotten liqueur in drinks.
It's whiskey o'clock soon, right? These simple cocktails call for no vermouth or liqueur: just one bottle of bourbon.
These days, you can find beer pairings for everything from cheeses to Mexican food and beyond. But what about pairing beer with, well, more beer? No, I'm not about flights, I'm talking about blending: one of the easiest and most versatile two-ingredient cocktails you'll ever meet. Here are four fall-friendly combinations to get you started.