Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday ever. I love the spookiness of Halloween and the joy of Christmas but something about Thanksgiving makes me incredibly happy. Maybe it's because it's the start of the holiday season, maybe it's because my birthday is always a few days after it, or maybe because the food is just my favorite. 

I started a new tradition a few years ago and that's experimenting with different drink recipes to serve on Thanksgiving. My family usually sticks to their classic drinks but I wanted something fun and festive! 

I figured what better time to share those recipes than Thanksgiving week. The holiday this year is going to be different, and probably smaller for a lot of us but you can still have traditions, and you can still make the best of the day. 

Below are my favorite recipes to make for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, and really any other fall gathering. 

Apple Cider Mimosas

I love mimosas of any kind. Mimosas are my favorite alcoholic beverage of all time so how could I not love a fall mimosa? These are the simplest drink on the menu so you can easily make them in a flash.


  • 1 bottle of Champagne or Prosecco 
  • Half a bottle of Apple Cider (or more, depending on how strong you like mimosas) 
  • 1 TBSP of Cinnamon
  • 1 TBSP of Sugar
  • 1 apple, chopped
Mix the champagne, apples & cider in a pitcher. 
Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small plate
Wet rim of the glass and dip in cinnamon sugar mixture
Pour & enjoy! 

Fall Sangria

This is my family's favorite recipe and it has really become the go-to traditional Thanksgiving drink.


  • 1 bottle of white wine 
  • 1/2 cup of Peach Brandy
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 bottle of seltzer 
  • 2 TBSP of sugar
  • 1 TBSP of cinnamon
Mix everything in a pitcher and serve with the cut-up fruit! 

Apple Cider Sangria 

I've made this a few times but my family prefers the Fall sangria recipe. However, we did make it during a family Oktoberfest this year and it was a hit. It's so delicious, not too strong, and you can really make it any way you want.


  • 1 bottle of white wine
  • 2.5 cups of apple cider
  • 1 cup of ginger ale
  • 1/2 cup of liquor
  • 2 small apples (diced)
Mix everything together in a pitcher and when serving, make sure to get a few apples in your glass! 

These are simple, delicious, and can be adapted to your liking, depending on how strong or light you like your drinks!

What do you drink on Thanksgiving?

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