Toast the bounties of the Thanksgiving table with cocktail in hand. There's something for everyone in this collection of festive drink recipes that includes hot ciders, crowd-pleasing sangria, sparkling wine cocktails, and nonalcoholic beverages.
This cocktail uses smooth, homemade pear-infused vodka that can be made months ahead of time. Pear nectar sweetens the drink while club soda lends it sparkle; homemade rosemary syrup adds a seductive aroma.
The American in Paris (top) adds Continental flair to the Manhattan by replacing the usual sweet vermouth with dry and adding a splash of creme de cassis.
To make the Cider Smash (top left), simply top bourbon and lemon juice with sparkling apple cider.
The Cranberry Old-Fashioned (bottom) gets its festive hue from muddled fresh cranberries.
Serve this selection of fall cocktails with Cheddar Bites.