Thanksgiving is three days away! Whether you are getting prepared to host a feast at your home, or simply want to add some creativity to a dish you’re bringing to someone else’s home. There’s no better time to explore your culinary creativity than this delicious Holiday.

Food and dessert are the overwhelming focus of Thanksgiving. So much so, that it becomes easy to overlook the creative opportunity you have to make the drink menu just as, if not more impressive than this year’s food menu.

Before you make your last grocery, store stop, take a peek at our top 6 drink recipe options for Thanksgiving. We’re sure you will feel inspired to make some last-minute additions to your shopping list.

 

1. Pecan Pie Martini

INGREDIENTS:

6 oz. Rumchata

6 oz. Creme de cocoa

3 oz. Bourbon

Ice

FOR GARNISH

3 tbsp. Caramel, microwaved until pourable

1/4 c. Toasted chopped pecans

DIRECTIONS:

1. Place caramel and toasted chopped pecans on separate small shallow plates. Dip the rim of each glass first into the caramel and then into chopped pecans to coat

2. Combine rumchata, creme de cocoa, and bourbon in a large cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until cold, 30 seconds. Pour into martini glasses and top with a dollop of whipped cream, a whole pecan, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

PHOTO: Pinterest 

2. Pumpkin Spice Mules

INGREDIENTS:

Ice

1/2 c. Pumpkin pie vodka

1/4 c. Apple cider

(12-oz.) can ginger beer

Pumpkin spice, for garnish

Cinamon sticks, for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

1. Fill 2 copper mugs with ice. Divide vodka and apple cider between mugs, then top mugs off with ginger beer.

2. Sprinkle a little pumpkin spice on top and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

PHOTO: Pinterest 

3. Thanksgiving Jungle Juice

INGREDIENTS: 

2 Bottles red wine
4 c. Ginger ale
3 c. Cranberry juice
2/3 c. Fireball
2/3 c. Whiskey
2 c. Frozen cranberries
1 Orange, sliced into rounds
1 Apple, cut into thin slices
DIRECTIONS:
Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl, stir together and serve.

4. Cranberry Mimosas

INGREDIENTS
1 lime halved
2 tbsp. sugar
1 c. sweetened cranberry juice
1 bottle champagne
12 fresh cranberries
4 small sprigs fresh rosemary
DIRECTIONS:
1. Rime champagne flutes with lime and dip in sugar. Pour 1/4 cup cranberry juice into each glass and top with champagne.
2. Use a toothpick to poke a hole through cranberries. Thread rosemary skewer through cranberries and garnish mimosas.

5. Pumpkin Pie Pudding Shots

INGREDIENTS:
(3.4-oz.) boxes instant vanilla pudding mix
3/4 c. milk
1/2 c. Fireball whiskey
1/4 c. vodka
1/2 c. pumpkin puree
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Whipped topping, for garnish
Cinnamon, for garnish
Cinnamon graham cracker squares, for garnish
DIRECTIONS:
1. In a large bowl, whisk together vanilla pudding, milk, Fireball, vodka, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice.
2. Spoon into shot glasses and refrigerate until set, 1 hour.
3. Top each shot with whipped topping, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a graham cracker.

6. Pumpkin Spice Oreo Spiked Milkshake

INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 oz. vodka
4 pumpkin spice Oreos, plus more for garnish
3 scoops of vanilla ice cream
1/2 c. milk
Salted caramel, for drizzling
DIRECTIONS:
1. Place vodka, pumpkin spice Oreos, vanilla ice cream, and milk in a blender.
2. Pour mixture into serving glass and drizzle with salted caramel sauce.