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By Michelle Voznyuk, Marketing Consultant at Heinz Marketing

Due to the pandemic and new mandates in Washington, Thanksgiving looks a little different this year. But that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice good food and drinks!

In honor of staying at home this year, I wanted to compile some fun Thanksgiving cocktails to try out. Grab a mask and run to the store, or place an Amazon Fresh order for ingredients!

Alcoholic

Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosa:

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  • Ingredients
    • 1 750 milliliter bottle dry sparkling wine
    • 1 32 ounce bottle organic apple cider
    • 1/4 cup cinnamon whiskey (more to taste)
    • Optional: sliced apple, cinnamon stick, & rosemary sprigs
  • Directions
    • Combine sparkling wine and apple cider in a pitcher. Stir in cinnamon whiskey. Garnish with thin apple slices, cinnamon stick, and rosemary sprigs.

Cranberry Gin Cocktail:

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  • Ingredients
    • 16 ounces cranberry juice cocktail
    • 8 ounces vodka
    • 4 ounces gin
    • 3 ounces orange juice
    • Cubed ice
    • Optional: orange slices & fresh cranberries
  • Directions
    • In a pitcher, mix cranberry juice, vodka, gin, and orange juice. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Pour 8oz of the mixture into the shaker. Cover and shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with orange slices and cranberries.

Thanksgiving Margarita:

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  • Ingredients
    • 2 ounces apple cider
    • 2 ounces pear juice
    • 1 1/2 ounces gold tequila
    • 1 ounce Grand Marnier
    • Simple syrup
    • Margarita salt
    • Cubed ice
    • Optional: cinnamon sticks
  • Directions
    • Dip the rim of your glass in simple syrup and place upside down on margarita salt. Fill 3/4 of your glass with ice. Pour apple cider, pear juice, tequila, and Grand Marnier into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour into the prepared glass and garnish with cinnamon sticks.

Spiced Pear Gin Cocktail:

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  • Ingredients
    • 1 1/2 ounces gin
    • 1 ounce pear juice
    • 3/4 ounce spiced pear liqueur
    • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
    • 2 or 3 drops cardamom bitters
    • Cubed Ice
    • Optional: sliced pear & thyme sprigs
  • Directions
    • Take a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add gin, pear liqueur, lemon juice, and dash of cardamom bitters. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a slice of pear and sprig of thyme.

Pomegranate Prosecco Punch:

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  • Ingredients
    • 2 cups pomegranate juice
    • 1 cup orange juice
    • 3/4 cup orange liqueur
    • 1 750 milliliter bottle Prosecco
    • Cubed Ice
    • Optional: orange slices, pomegranate seeds, & mint sprigs
  • Directions
    • Combine pomegranate juice, orange juice, and orange liqueur in a pitcher. Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight for a make-ahead cocktail. When ready to serve, fill a glass with ice and fill halfway with punch. Top off with prosecco. Garnish with orange slices, pomegranate seeds, and a mint sprig.

Non-Alcoholic

Thanksgiving Punch:

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  • Ingredients
    • 1 gallon apple cider
    • 48 ounces ginger ale
    • 1 red apple, thinly sliced
    • 1 green apple, thinly sliced
    • 1 orange, thinly sliced
    • 1 cup frozen cranberries
    • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Directions
    • In a large pitcher or bowl, add 2 cups apple cider. Whisk in pumpkin pie spice until all clumps disappear. Add the rest of the apple cider. Add in ginger ale. Add apples, oranges, and cranberries to the pitcher/bowl and stir gently. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving cold in a garnished glass.

Caramel Apple Mocktail:

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  • Ingredients
    • 1/3 cup caramel sauce, warmed (for rim)
    • 1/3 cup demerara sugar (for rim)
    • 2 ounces caramel sauce, warmed
    • 7 ounces apple cider, chilled
    • 7 ounces ginger beer, chilled
    • Optional: cinnamon sticks
  • Directions
    • Dip the rim of the glass in the sauce, then dip it in the demerara sugar. Pour the warm sauce into the glass, then the apple cider, and finish with the ginger beer. Stir until well combined. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Cranberry Apple Holiday Punch:

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  • Ingredients
    • 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
    • 2 cups apple juice
    • 2 cups Sprite
    • Juice of 2 lemons
    • 1/2 cup ginger juice
    • Cubed ice
    • Optional: sliced apple & lemon wedges
  • Directions
    • In a large pitcher or bowl, mix cranberry juice, apple juice, sprite, ginger juice, lemon juice. Mix well. Add ice to individual glasses and pour in mixture. Add apple slices and lemon wedges for garnish.

Festive Sparkling Cider:

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  • Ingredients
    • 4 cups fresh apple cider
    • 3 cups cranberry soda
    • 2 cups sparkling cider
    • 1 cup white grape juice
    • 2 tablespoon sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon all spice
    • Diced or sliced apple
    • Optional: cinnamon sticks
  • Directions
    • Mix fresh apple cider, cranberry soda, sparkling cider, and grape juice in a large pitcher or bowl. On a plate, mix sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice. Dip the rim of each glass in water (or drink mixture) and then in the spiced sugar. Add diced apples to the glass and pour in drink mixture. Garnish with cinnamon sticks.

 

Enjoy, have fun, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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A Quarantine Thanksgiving Cocktail Menu