Drink Ideas To Survive 2022 Thanksgiving Dinner with Family

Drink Ideas To Survive 2022 Thanksgiving Dinner with Family


How To Survive Thanksgiving Dinner with Family: A Guide for the Cocktail Obsessed

You know what they say… work hard, play harder. Take the opportunity of this holiday to find yourself a new favorite cocktail to share with your friends and family. There’s no better time than now to do so! Thanksgiving is all about having fun and celebrating with friends and family. It doesn’t matter if you have nowhere else to go or not; what matters is that you make the most out of this splendid opportunity. Here are some tips on how to best enjoy Thanksgiving while away from home:

Cranberry Orange Whiskey Sour

Cranberries and oranges make up the majority of the flavors in this warm beverage. In the months of November through January, this is one of the most popular seasonal flavors. Orange and cranberries combine to provide a flavor that is both vibrant, tangy, and sweet.


To increase the drink’s acidity, add a little lemon juice, and finish it off with a splash of simple syrup. Last but not least, fresh thyme leaves add a lovely savory and herbal flavor to this handmade beverage.


Simply combine 3 ounces of choice whisky, 1 ounce of cranberry juice, 1 ½ ounces of lemon juice, and 1 ounce of orange juice in a cocktail shaker with ice to create this straightforward winter cocktail. Shake for 15 seconds with vigor. Don’t have a shaker? No issue. Instead of shaking your cocktail, you can use a large glass or a glass jar with a lid. (Note: Shaking is the ideal method for distributing flavors evenly.) Serve your celebratory cocktail next in little glasses. It balances whiskey so perfectly and cuts through any sweetness from the fruit juices.

Pumpkin Spice Mule

This spiced mule is the perfect choice for fall tailgating even though it also makes a fantastic Halloween cocktail or Thanksgiving beverage. A festive, chilly copper mug filled with delicious pumpkin spice will never be refused.


Scoop ice into your glass of choosing—a copper mug looks pretty, though I like these smaller glasses that I used to showcase the ombre look of this drink! Measure one can of ginger beer, lime juice, and 3 ounces of vodka into the glass, then stir. Top with 1 tablespoon of pumpkin simple syrup to create the ombre look. Stir with a cocktail spoon. Garnish with a lime wedge, and enjoy immediately.

Mulled Wine

This classic Christmas drink is the comforting brew we love to curl up with in the fall and winter. It is best when served hot or warm. This age-old beverage has its origins in the Roman era when people heated wine with spices to stay warm during the chilly winter months. With time, heated and spiced wine has changed to include a variety of flavorings, such as ginger, pepper, cardamom, and even herbs. The ideal Christmas drink to serve a crowd (or just yourself, no judgment here!) is made with brandy, red wine, and traditional warming spices.


Combine 1 (750-ml.) bottle of red wine, 1 orange (sliced into rounds), 6 whole cloves, 3 cinnamon sticks, 3-star anise, 1/4 c. honey, and 1/2 c. brandy. Heat the mixture over medium-high heat until it almost comes to a simmer. (Prevent allowing it in any way bubble.  Care must be taken to prevent the wine from evaporating because alcohol starts to vaporize at 172°F.) Turn down the heat to low, completely cover the pot, and let the wine simmer for 10-30 minutes. Once the timer goes off, remove the cloves, orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and star anise using a fine mesh strainer. Taste the mulled wine, and if necessary, add as much additional sugar as you’d like. Serve hot in heatproof mugs and garnish with your preferred toppings.

Washington Apple Shot

Considering that the Washington Apple Shot asks for two sour, sweet mixers, it is remarkably well-balanced. The cranberry and sour-apple schnapps are cut by the potent Canadian whisky, and the club soda offers a subtle hint of effervescence that brings the other ingredients together in a tidy bow. Pick your favorite bottle of whisky when making your selection. You simply need something with enough structure and punch to hold its own against those mixers.


Add together ¾ ounce of Canadian Whiskey with ¾ ounce of sour apple schnapps and ¾ of cranberry juice. Shake this mixture together with ice until it is well chilled. Pour into a shot glass then top with club soda.

These four cocktail recipes are highly desired this year to help you get through this Thanksgiving Holiday season. Let Cox and Evergreen Liquors assist you this season by stopping by your neighborhood store!

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