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The Top 5 Thanksgiving Cocktails For A Crowd

The Top 5 Thanksgiving Cocktails For A Crowd

For those hosting Thanksgiving Dinner and those looking for just the right gift to bring, these craft cocktail recipes are for you!
Simple, easy, and unique, these crowd-friendly alcoholic drinks have the power to create a fun, easy-going, and elevated Thanksgiving. Whether you're celebrating with family or friends, (but especially family😉) alcohol makes Thanksgiving Dinner that much better! 
All recipes make 4 full sized cocktails and can be doubled for a group of 8. 

1. Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail 

This Old Fashioned cocktail with a maple twist is what you didn't know you were missing at your Thanksgiving Dinner table! 

The Shanky's Whip Whiskey Liqueur is a must, adding a touch of sweetness and creaminess that blends perfectly with the maple syrup and Red Earl Irish Whiskey combo! 



  • Pour all ingredients but the cherries into an oversized glass or pitcher, adding a nice amount of ice. Mix well. 
  • Add ice to 4 cocktail glasses, then strain the cocktail mixture evenly into each. 
  • Add a few cherries for garnish and enjoy! 

Hazelnut Espresso Affogato cocktail for a crowd on Thanksgiving

2. Hazelnut Espresso Affogato Cocktail 

This is for all of you sweet coffee drink lovers! A incredibly decadent, creamy, and sweet cocktail with a kick, the Hazelnut Espresso Affogato Cocktail can even be served for dessert along with that classic Thanksgiving pie! 

Don't miss out on the Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka- it's the key ingredient in this sweet creamy cocktail! 

Learn more about Crater Lake here: The Spirit of Sustainability and Adventure: Crater Lake Spirits


  • 5 oz Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka
  • 4 oz Hazelnut Liqueur (Frangelico is recommended)
  • 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 16 oz brewed espresso (if you can't brew espresso, any strong concentrated coffee can be substituted)
  • Whipped cream
  • Crushed hazelnuts


  • Prepare 4 glasses by chilling them in the freezer for a few minutes.
  • In a large shaker or pitcher, combine the Hazelnut Espresso Vodka and hazelnut liqueur with ice. Shake well.
  • Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream in each chilled glass. Pour the shaken mixture equally over the ice cream in each glass. 
  • In a separate cup, brew the espresso. Pour 4 oz of hot espresso into each glass over the ice cream and vodka mixture, allowing it to melt the ice cream slightly. 
  • Top with a dollop of whipped cream and crushed hazelnuts! 
  • Serve immediately and enjoy! 

3. Apple Cider Margarita

It's not a party without a margarita, and there's no better margarita for Thanksgiving than an apple cider margarita! The passionfruit liqueur, apple cider, and tequila combo is unbeatable.

If you haven't tried Pinaq yet, order it today on TIPXY! It's a must-have, fun, artfully flavored cocktail mixer and it makes this apple cider margarita impossibly delicious!

Learn more about Pinaq here: A Sip of Tropical Paradise: Pináq Liqueur



  • Combine all ingredients except garnish in a covered pitcher or large shaker with ice. 
  • Add ice to 4 cocktail glasses of your choice, then shake up the cocktail mix and distribute it equally into the glasses. 
  • Garnish with an apple slice and anise star, and enjoy!

kalimotxo spanish cocktail 4 glasses with lemon wheel on the top

4. Kalimotxo Cocktail 

Easy and budget friendly, this Spanish cocktail combines classic Thanksgiving red wine with Coke for a simple cocktail that'll meet all of your group's Thanksgiving needs. 

Red wine and Coke may not seem like a great pair, but with ice and a twist of lemon, this cheap and easy cocktail will surprise you. 


  • 10 oz red wine (we recommend the Campos Reales Tempranillo)
  • 6 oz Coke (or Pepsi)
  • Lemon twist or lemon wheels, for garnish 


  • Combine the wine and Coke in a pitcher or oversize glass. 
  • Add ice to 4 cocktail glasses, then pour the mixture evenly into each. 
  • Garnish with a lemon twist or wheel on each glass, and enjoy this cultural Spanish cocktail!  

5. Pomegranate Mimosa Cocktail

The Pomegranate Mimosa Cocktail is chock full of fruitiness and wine- and we all know there's no better combination than that! Refreshing, light, and aesthetically pleasing, this cocktail will brighten up your table- and guests too!

You don't want to miss the main ingredient in this cocktail: Pinaq Rosé Liqueur, an alluring, smooth, and fruity tropical liqueur made from cognac, vodka, and rosé wine.



  • Prepare 4 wine (or other) glasses. 
  • Mix pomegranate juice and Pinaq Ros é, divide into glasses evenly. 
  • Top each glass off with prosecco, followed by a small handful of pomegranate seeds.
  • Smash the rosemary sprigs between your hands or on the table, then add one to each glass, followed by an orange slice. 
  • Serve and enjoy!
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