20 Cocktails for Thanksgiving

It's all coming together: you made pie dough, you ordered a turkey, you even polished Grandma's silver. This weekend, it's time to stock up on booze for Thanksgiving if you haven't already done it. Our recommendation: don't just buy one of every spirit to fill out a traditional bar—that just gets pricey, and you never know how long that handle of vodka is going to sit there. Instead, do a little drink planning. Choose a signature drink or two to serve before the turkey's carved, and just get the supplies you need to get that drink batched up in advance.

But what should your signature cocktail be? Here are twenty ideas—our picks for delicious drinks that will definitely impress your Thanksgiving guests.

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Turkey and Sage Cocktail
Orchard Boulevardier
Cardamaro Concord Cocktail
Cranberry, Aperol, and Soda
Applejack Cobbler
The Great Calabaza
The Blur
Sazerac and Cider
Fall French 75
Search for Delicious
Bitter and Bold Sangria
Pop! Cider
Scotch, Sherry, and Concord Cocktail
Apple Crisp Cocktail
Grapefruit and Ginger Sparkler
The Paper Plane
Granny's Navy Grog
Persimmon Sour
Vasco da Gama
Cranberry Cobbler

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