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These Are the Pinterest-Approved Cocktails to Make This Thanksgiving

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Trying to figure out what drinks go best with your Thanksgiving turkey? We’ve rounded up the most beautiful mouthwatering Thanksgiving-themed cocktail recipes from Pinterest.

Boards during this time are often filled with endless Sangria recipes, so we wanted to shake things up a bit and find drinks that were a little more creative. After ogling plenty of tasty recipes, we picked our top eight. Check them out below and find one that’s just right for your Thanksgiving gathering.


1. Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule

Inspired by apple pie and cranberry sauce, this take on the classic Moscow Mule is perfect for your Thanksgiving Day feast. Made with sparkling apple cider and cranberry juice, this cocktail is just light enough for when you’re feeling a little too full after your turkey and mashed potatoes.

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2. Sparkling Fig & Honey Cocktail

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Figs are just one of the many delicious flavors that autumn blesses us with, and what better way to celebrate them than with a cocktail? Thrown in with apple juice, honey, Champagne and orange liqueur, this beautifully complex mix will surely liven up your Turkey Day.

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3. Bourbon & Spiced Pear Cocktail

For those tired of apple- and pumpkin-flavored everything, this one’s for you. Pear, ginger, fresh fall herbs and bourbon work together to make this cocktail a lovely masterpiece. Add this to your meal, and we guarantee you’ll have the most Insta-worthy feast in town.

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4. Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margaritas

These babies prove that Margaritas really are a year-round treat. This cocktail’s smoky flavor puts a new spin on apple cider and is the perfect way to introduce your guests to mezcal. The best part? There’s even a big-batch version if you have an extra long guest list.

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5. Pear & Ginger-Sage Champagne Cocktail

Pear, ginger and sage? Sounds like one delicious trio. Mixed with honey and Champagne, this cocktail is perfect for families looking for Thanksgiving drinks with a lower alcohol content. It also doesn’t hurt that the finished product looks like it was made by Martha Stewart herself.

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6. Earl Grey Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail

Who said blackberries are just for summer? This yummy bourbon cocktail is easy to make and will stun your Thanksgiving guests. Mixed in with Earl Grey tea, pear liqueur and a rosemary sprig, this is the perfect way to satisfy some full stomachs.

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7. Pisco Apple Sour

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If you’re too full for apple pie but are still craving its flavor, make yourself one of these. The classic Pisco Sour gets a fall upgrade with green apple juice, maple syrup and cinnamon. Bonus points for the gorgeous bitters decoration on top.

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8. Spiced Pear Gin Fizz

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If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving showstopper, look no further. Made like a regular Gin Fizz, this foamy masterpiece comes packed with homemade spiced pear simple syrup. Infused with pear, star anise and cardamom, the syrup may add some prep time to your morning but is totally worth it.

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