Our Most-Pinned Fall Cocktails for Thanksgiving

These last-minute drinks are easy to batch and even easier to swig

You never need an excuse to have a cocktail. But if you ever did, Thanksgiving would be it. Fall ingredients and flavors, and many of the baking spices we find in Thanksgiving pies, mix well with almost every spirit, and help lubricate tough crowds. So here are 15 of our most popular fall drinks that you're pinning on Pinterest. See even more on our Pinterest page.

Pineapple Cranberry Rum Punch

Pawleys Rum Punch

A sprinkling of nutmeg across the top of this easily batched cocktail compliments the molasses-like flavor of two rums softened with pineapple, orange, and cranberry juices.Farideh Sadeghin
White Wine Punch

White Wine Punch

This fuss-free white wine punch recipe can be made year-round using seasonal fruit. In the fall, swap the stone fruit for pears, apples, and quince.Anna Stockwell

Chilled Cider Punch

Chilled Cider Punch
This chilled cider punch combines the fall flavors of a mulled cider with the celebratory feel of a sparkling punch.MacKenzie Smith
Fish House Punch

Fish House Punch

Dark rum and cognac warm up this peach punch created in the 18th century.Maxime Iattoni
Sherry Season Punch

Sherry Season Punch

This flavorful punch balances the bite of sherry and corn whiskey with nutty homemade walnut orgeat syrup and fresh citrus juice.Maxime Iattoni

Moto Guzzi

Moto Guzzi Spritz
This spritz cocktail swaps in a red wine aperitif in place of Aperol, for a cocktail with more pronounced red berry notes, and still plenty of effervescence.Matt Taylor-Gross

Vodka Lavender Thyme Lemonade

Vodka Lavender Thyme Lemonade
Lemonade gains herbaceous depth from lavender and thyme, while vodka delivers a good, clean punch.Todd Coleman
Jamaican Punch

Jamaican Punch

Throughout the Caribbean, rum punches flecked with nutmeg have been served steadily since the colonial era.Anna Stockwell
Sweet Gin Symphony

Sweet Gin Symphony

A lively gin-based punch that captures complex seasonal flavors with layers of citrus, mint, and anise, thanks to an absinthe rinse sprayed in each glass before serving.Maxime Iattoni

Rosé All Day

Rose All Day
A papaya shrub, easily made weeks in advance, adds earthy sweet-and-sour notes to this playful prosecco sparkler.Matt Taylor-Gross

The Last Word

The Last Word Cocktail
Equal parts gin, chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, and fresh lime juice, this is an old-fashioned cocktail that feels awfully modern. Its equally-portioned ingredients make for easy scaling: mix up a triple or quadruple batch to serve several drinkers at once.Matt Taylor-Gross
Mango Ginger Margarita

Le Mexique

This tequila cocktail gets spicy sweetness from ginger liqueur and fruit-forward body from mango purée.
Canelazo Ecuadorian Tea Cocktail

Canelazo

At Christmas, Ecuadorians sip this warm cinnamon tea, spiked with a sugarcane-based spirit and sweetened with passionfruit.Ingalls Photography
Mezcalita de Piña

Mezcalita de Piña

Made with mezcal, grilled pineapple, jalapeño, and lime, this festive take on the classic margarita is smoky, sweet, and spicy, with an herbaceous kick from cilantro.Todd Coleman
Large-Batch Negroni Sbagliato

Large-Batch Negroni Sbagliato

Jeffrey Morgenthaler, bar manager of Clyde Common in Portland, is known for barrel-aging cocktails and other fancy bartender tricks. But when he throws a party, he makes this lightly bitter, pop-and-pour punch that's as easy as 1-2-3.Dina Avila
Epice Pomme Cocktail

Spiced Apple Cocktail (Pomme Épicée)

Easily made in big batched, this autumnal bourbon and apple brandy cocktail from Andrew Carmellini is just as easy to drink.Matt Taylor-Gross