12 Drinks to Pair with Your Thanksgiving Dinner

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. Sign up for a free Ibotta account to earn on Thanksgiving essentials today. 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.

Non-Alcoholic Libations

Warm apple cider with sliced red apples and a cinnamon stick in the mug

1. Maple Apple Cider

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.

Two frothy orange glasses of butterbeer

2. Butterbeer

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.

Cold glasses filled with ice and chocolate coconut coffee stout

3. Chocolate Coconut Coffee Seltzer

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.

A wine glass full of berry kombucha smash

4. Berry Kombucha Smash

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.

Two glasses of iced sage limeade with fresh sage leaves as garnish

5. Sage Limeade

Got some leftover fresh sage from dinner prep? Use it in this easy and herbaceous limeade recipe from Food Network.

Two mugs of hot pumpkin spice hot chocolate

6. Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

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.

Adults-Only Drinks

Pecan pie martinis

7. Pecan Pie Martini

These martinis from delish look like adorable little pecan pies, but they pack a full-sized punch. Spirits: RumChata, creme de cocoa, and bourbon.

Pumpkin spice white Russian cocktail with a burnt cinnamon stick as garnish

8. Pumpkin Spice White Russian Cocktail

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.

Mulled wine in clear mugs garnished with orange slice, allspice, and a cinnamon stick

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.

Cranberry spice margaritas

10. Cranberry Spice Margaritas

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.

Sparkling apple pie cocktail

11. Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail

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.

Spiced pear gin cocktail

12. Spiced Pear Gin Cocktail

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.

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