7 Crazy-Easy Thanksgiving Cocktails
Between roasting a turkey, mashing potatoes, making gravy and generally turning your home kitchen into an industrial-grade feast-making factory, bartending is probably the last thing on your mind for Thursday. But the guests and, more importantly, you, will need drinks.
Here are 7 super-easy Thanksgiving cocktails that you can make in no time.
Essentially a chilled mulled wine, this cocktail is a great way to use up any half-empty bottles of red wine.
Maple syrup transforms a classic old-fashioned into a perfect seasonal cocktail.
This easy brandy cocktail from drinks artisan Chris Harrison is mildly sweet and nicely boozy, with a bit of spice from nutmeg.
Use a handful of spare cranberries to make this tart, refreshing cocktail.
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This easy trick makes quick work of removing the seeds from a pomegranate. Give the task to an impatient guest and from there, this fruity, sparkling cocktail practically mixes itself.
A hot toddy is basically a shot or two of any potent spirit added to a cup of hot water. At Paley's Place in Portland, Oregon, bartender Suzanne Bozarth puts a French spin on this warming drink with a slug of apple brandy, such as Calvados. It's warming and tastes just like fall.
Rob Howard Rob Howard
A hot toddy is basically a shot or two of any spirit added to a cup of hot water. This variation gets its fall flavors from Calvados and cinnamon sticks.
Now that summer drinking is over, it's time to get into autumnal cocktails. Seasonal ingredients like cranberries and apples pair beautifully with ginger beer, white wine and hard cider to create delicious drinks. Whether you're looking for a comforting hot toddy or a tart pear sour, we've got your fall cocktail needs covered.
Christina Holmes Christina Holmes
Instead of wine, this juicy sangria is made with hard cider spiked with lemon juice and apple brandy.