It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so celebrate! Are you hosting a Friendsgiving party this holiday season? Well, this is the perfect time to gather Friendsgiving drink ideas and drink recipes so you can prepare some amazing festive Thanksgiving cocktails for the occasion.
Thanksgiving to me is all about family. But if you have an amazing big group (or tight-knit group) of friends, Friendsgiving is the perfect way to bring you all together for a Thanksgiving celebration. What better way to have a great time and celebrate all you are thankful for than with good food, great friends and festive cocktails.
When it comes to Friendsgiving drink ideas, you could go the easy way when it comes to alcoholic drinks and just grab a nice bottle of red wine or sparkling wine, your favorite beer, ginger ale or make a big batch of rum punch in a punch bowl with seasonal fresh fruit. But, I think the below Friendsgiving drink ideas and recipes with seasonal flavors would make for the perfect cocktail for your Friendsgiving thanksgiving dinner or brunch. These are sure to become a fall favorite!
1. APPLE CIDER MIMOSA
Apple Cider Mimosas? Yes, please. This would make for the perfect Friendsgiving drink if you will be hosting it as a brunch event. It is even perfect for Thanksgiving Day for the designated chefs to sip on as they cook.
The best part about this recipe is that it is only 2 ingredients!
2. CRANBERRY MOSCOW MULE
A classic Moscow Mule would be a great option, but this is even better. The perfect holiday cocktail, Cranberry Moscow Mules are festive to drink and easy to make.
3. PUMPKIN PIE MARGARITA
What says Thanksgiving more than a slice of pumpkin pie? If you’re looking for a pumpkin drink with a little pumpkin pie spice flavor, this is it!
Celebrate Friendsgiving in style with this delicious cocktail version of your favorite fall dessert!
4. RUMBALL WITH FIREBALL WHISKEY
A little fire and ice during Friendsgiving is a must try. Imagine a spicy Cinnamon Toast Crunch on the rocks, garnished with a cinnamon stick.
That’s what you get when mixing RumChata and Fireball Whiskey.
5. SPARKLING FALL MARGARITA
This festive Fall Thanksgiving Margarita is made with reposado tequila, apple cider, and sparkling water. The tequila screams for it to be enjoyed with friends during a Friendsgiving party.
It’s refreshing, full of fall apple cider flavor and bubbles to make it a party!
6. PUMPKIN PIE MARTINI
This Pumpkin Pie Martini is made with Rumchata and is creamy, not too sweet, but perfectly strong.
It’s great to serve to guests at Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving or any fall or winter holiday party.
7. BLOOD ORANGE MARTINI WIH ORGANIC GIN
I love using blood oranges for cocktails because they add a splash of drama and color to the evening.
This cocktail recipe is super simple but full of sweet citrus flavor, the orange and lime really complement each other.
8. CHAI MOSCOW MULE WITH BURNT CINNAMON
This Chai Spiced Moscow Mule with Burnt Cinnamon uses chai concentrate, vodka and ginger beer for a festive twist on the classic mule. Perfect for holidays and the burnt cinnamon is an aromatic treat for your senses!
9. CRANBERRY MIMOSA
Here is another mimosa idea if you’re planning a Friendsgiving breakfast or brunch.
This cranberry mimosa is made with simple ingredients that can be easily customized.
10. MULLED WINE
Mulled Wine is a hot drink that is delicious, cozy, and guaranteed to warm you from the inside out.
It is a traditional holiday drink made with brandy, red wine, and mulling spices such as cloves, star anise, and cinnamon. This is a great Friendsgiving drink idea if you’re looking for a something a little more warm and toasty.
11. WINTERBERRY SPICE COCKTAIL
Perfect for the changing seasons, this Winterberry Spice Cocktail from The Snug Club is everything you want in a winter cocktail.
From the bright, fresh citrus, the warming cranberry spice of the syrup, to the sugar plum cinnamon rim, you’ll be refreshed and nostalgic all in one sip! It’s a great way to cozy on into winter.
12. FRIENDSGIVING PUNCH
This Thanksgiving (Friendsgiving in our case) punch, made with apple cider, soda packs, fruit juice and more is perfect to make for a large group of friends.
The best part about this is you can leave out the alcohol for an amazing drink that both kids and adults can enjoy.
13. HOT BUTTERED RUM
Hot Buttered Rum – This classic hot cocktail is sure to warm you up with a delicious combination of milk, rum and spices.
So wonderful and creamy, your guests will definitely enjoy this during Friendsgiving festivities!
14. RUM CIDER COCKTAIL
This deliciously easy Rum Cider Cocktail is the perfect spiced drink to entertain your guests this fall season.
It’s made with apple cider, rum, orange bitters, and fiver ginger beer.
15. SKINNY LEMON DROP MARTINI
Cranberries take center stage in this Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving signature cocktail.
With beautiful garnishes and being it Keto-friendly, it will definitely be a crowd pleaser.
16. PUMPKIN SPICE MARTINI
This cocktail is mixed with homemade pumpkin pie liqueur, vodka, and whipped cream to create a drink that is creamy and full of your favorite fall spices. Add some pumpkin pie graham crackers to the rim and freshly grated nutmeg on top and you have a Pumpkin Spice Martini everyone will enjoy.
17. CINNAMON ORANGE BLOSSOM COCKTAIL
This cinnamon orange blossom cocktail uses Prosecco, fresh oranges, and cinnamon sticks to make the perfect adult drink for the fall season.
18. FALL SANGRIA
Fall Sangria is a delightful fall drink made with your favorite white wine, bubbly prosecco, pumpkin spice, crisp apples, and pomegranate seeds. Make a batch ahead of serving for maximum flavor and serve at your next fall gathering with cinnamon sugar-rimmed glasses.
19. CRAN APPLE MARTINI
This festive cran-apple martini is perfect for Thanksgiving.
With only two ingredients, it’s easy to make for a crowd!
20. APPLE CIDER WHISKEY SOUR
Hot apple cider is a favorite of mine, but try it with a boozy twist. This Apple Cider Whiskey Sour is the perfect chilly weather cocktail!
Warm cinnamon spice, whiskey and lemon juice get added to this wonderful apple cider cocktail to make it a delicious hit.
21. WISCONSIN BRANDY SLUSH
A frozen, boozy slush mixed with lemon-lime soda and garnished with lemon wedge and fresh cranberries.
This is the classic, tried-and-true Wisconsin recipe! Perfect for Friendsgiving parties and entertaining and making a large batch for large groups!
22. SALTED CARAMEL WHITE RUSSIAN
A salted butterscotch white Russian, using butterscotch schnapps and coffee liqueur, makes for an amazingly tasty fall cocktail .
This beverage is typically sweet, but with the salty hint of butterscotch it dials the sweetness down and the overall flavor up.
23. RUM AND APPLE JUICE
This rum and apple juice is a simple two ingredient cocktail chilled with ice cubes.
It is perfect for Thanksgiving celebrations with its rich apple flavor.
With so many Friendsgiving drink ideas and easy Thanksgiving cocktail recipes, I’m sure you’ll find a good cocktail to create festive drinks for your Friendsgiving celebration.
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