After you’ve gone all out on the turkey, sides, and desserts, drinks can feel like an afterthought. Luckily, Ibotta is providing free Thanksgiving dinners this year – 100% cash back on turkey, stuffing, and more. So why not use that extra time and cash to wow the family with what’s in their glass? Here are 12 autumnal drinks to pair with your free Thanksgiving meal.
This drink from Half Baked Harvest will warm you right up, and the combination of crisp apples, juicy pomegranate, citrusy orange, spicy cinnamon, and sweet maple syrup will make your whole house smell delicious, too.
Whip up some a little magic with this Harry Potter-themed brew from Kids Activities that’s a hit with kids and kids at heart.
Avoid the post-turkey yawns with this caffeinated coffee seltzer from Salt & Wind. Bonus: there’s no dairy, so it’ll make your vegan and dairy-free guests feel welcome.
Kombucha is a fermented, lightly effervescent, slightly sweetened black or green tea drink touted for its health benefits. How Sweet Eats ups the antioxidant ante in this non-alcoholic cocktail with the addition of fresh blueberries and raspberries.
5. Sage Limeade
Got some leftover fresh sage from dinner prep? Use it in this easy and herbaceous limeade recipe from Food Network.
The rich pumpkin flavor in this decadent cocoa recipe from Striped Spatula comes from real pumpkin puree and homemade pumpkin pie spice. Best of all? It’s two recipes in one, so you can make a dark chocolate or white chocolate version.
These martinis from delish look like adorable little pecan pies, but they pack a full-sized punch. Spirits: RumChata, creme de cocoa, and bourbon.
What does The Dude drink in the fall? This creamy White Russian made with pumpkin spice creamer and garnished with pumpkin pie spice from The Cookie Rookie. Spirits: vodka and Kahlua.
9. Mulled Wine
Like It’s a Wonderful Life, this holiday classic never disappoints, especially if you’re a wine lover. We love this recipe from Well Plated by Erin. Spirits: red wine (Merlot, Zinfandel, or Cabernet Sauvignon are good choices) and brandy.
The holidays are all about the seasoning. Fill your glasses with this tequila-infused cocktail from Freutcake and the adults in the family will be begging for seconds. Spirits: silver tequila.
No room left for actual apple pie? Try this light and bubbly alternative from The Kitchen Is My Playground. Spirits: cinnamon schnapps and Champagne or sparkling wine.
Apples get a lot of love during autumn, but pears are also in season, and they pair great with your favorite gin. This spiced pear cocktail from Inspired by Charm includes cardamom bitters and a thyme garnish for a savory kick. Spirits: gin and spiced pear liqueur.
Want to save even more on your free Thanksgiving meal? Don’t forget to start your grocery shopping trip with Ibotta to earn cash back on your drink ingredients and more!