Slideshow: 14 Cocktails To Serve This Thanksgiving

Champagne Cocktail
Champagne Cocktail
Let's start with a oldie. Get some sparkling wine. For those looking to jazz it up a bit, adding a little sugar and Angostura bitters makes a classy, bubbly cocktail that's easy and delicious.

Get the Recipe »

[Photograph: Alice Gao]

Beneventano
Beneventano
This delightfully bitter variation on the Americano from The Modern in New York uses Aperol instead of Campari, and punches up the bitterness with Rabarbaro Zucca Amaro, which is made with rhubarb.

Get the Recipe »

[Photograph: Alice Gao]

Kina Cocktail
Kina Cocktail
If you like Lillet, you should check out the slightly more bitter and slightly more complex Cocchi Americano. Here, it's featured in an elegant pre-dinner cocktail with gin, Dolin Blanc Vermouth, and a dash of fino sherry.

Get the Recipe »

[Photograph: Alice Gao]

Cranberry Crush
Cranberry Crush
It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without cranberries, and this is one of the tastiest cranberry cocktails we know, spiced with cinnamon and ginger, plus a splash of Averna.

Get the Recipe »

[Photograph: Jessica Leibowitz]

Cranberry Mojito
Cranberry Mojito
Or, get the cranberry party started with a bright, tart mojito. No one will blame you for needing a little tropical escape.

Get the Recipe »

[Photograph: Kelly Carámbula]

Negroni Sbagliato
Negroni Sbagliato
This perfect pre-dinner drink is like a Negroni, but with sparkling wine instead of gin. Not too boozy, and just bitter enough to get your stomach rumbling.

Get the Recipe »

[Photograph: Jennifer Hess]

Bourbon Maple Cider
Bourbon Maple Cider
Try a locally produced hard cider in this maple-syrup sweetened cocktail. Bourbon and applejack bring the booze, and a little Angostura adds spice.

Get the Recipe »

[Photograph: Chris Ormsby]

Apple Crisp
Apple Crisp
Though it requires a bit of advance planning, the cardamom-infused bourbon in this cocktail from the Union Square Cafe is totally worth it, adding exotic spice to this well-balanced highball flavored with apple brandy, lemon, and honey.

Get the Recipe »

[Photograph: Wes Rowe]

Jefferson's Crimson
Jefferson's Crimson
This bourbon cocktail from Restaurant Eve in Alexandria, VA is vividly colored from a mix of pomegranate juice and tangy pomegranate molasses.

Get the Recipe »

[Photograph: Kelly Carámbula]

Applejack Rabbit
Applejack Rabbit
Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy stars in this maple syrup-sweetened cocktail, which has a fresh punch of citrus from both orange and lemon juice.

Get the Recipe »

[Photograph: Alice Gao]

The Great Pumpkin
The Great Pumpkin
If you still have pumpkin ale around, this cocktail from Jim Meehan of PDT in New York is a great way to use it up. Rye and apple brandy add depth.

Get the Recipe »