Thanksgiving Cocktails to Pour Over Ice

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Cocktails

Although Thanksgiving is a holiday that lands under a cooler time of the year, it is never too cold to enjoy some nice, cool Thanksgiving cocktails at the big dinner! Think about it, this holiday is based around different flavors coming together to tingle your taste buds. During this holiday, there is no reason to stop experimenting with flavors at the food.

Here are two of the best holiday drinks to serve over ice at this year’s Thanksgiving table.

Apple Cider and Rum Punch

This is one of our favorite Thanksgiving cocktails to make when you are trying to serve something that has a relatively low amount of alcohol in it. Even though there isn’t much alcohol involved in this recipe, there is still enough of a kick in this alcoholic beverage to enjoy sipping on it out of your favorite drinking glass. Before you think about running for the oversized ice cubes, follow the recipe below that serves 8.

  • 1 cup aged rum
  • 1 cup sweet vermouth
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup simple syrup
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • ½ red apple-thinly sliced
  • Orange Zest
  • 12 oz. bottle hard apple cider

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and serve over ice-filled old-fashioned glasses, using extra orange zest and apples for garnish.

Cranberry Orange Bourbon Cocktail with Brandied Cranberries

The Old-Fashioned is a drink that is as timeless as the name implies. Served over a chilled glass and ice, it is a drink that is perfect for enjoying over the Thanksgiving holiday. Although the standard drink is always a good “go-to,” this version puts a holiday twist on the drink that is just enough to make it different yet relatable all at once.

The Orange Bourbon cocktail is simple to make, but the brandied cranberries are the real treat to this drink. Here are the ingredients and steps that will get your cranberries hopping.

  • 6 oz. cranberries
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brandy
  • 1 cinnamon stick

To brandy your berries, in a small pot, bring water and sugar ingredients to a boil and add in the cranberries. Stir the berries until they are coated in syrup and cook for 30 seconds.

Add the cinnamon stick and brandy then keep the concoction in a covered jar refrigerated for 48 hours prior to serving.

Have Fun Over Ice This Thanksgiving

If you are unsure of how to get ahold of large amounts of ice for your holiday parties, look no further than Emergency Ice. Not only do we deliver ice to most major establishments, but we will also deliver ice to your front door.

Remember, if you want to spice up your holiday party, our ice can come in various shapes and molds, and we also deliver ice sculptures. Give us a call today and find out more about our Dallas snow parties, and other services that we offer throughout the year.

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