7 Stupendously Sippable Cocktails Perfect For November (Recipes)
Looking for some delightfully seasonal cocktails to make this month? You've come to the right place!
Whether you want to indulge a little on a night in or keep yourself and your Thanksgiving guests calm and relaxed while you rush to finish making dinner, you'll surely be able to find the perfect fall-flavored drink here.
1. Knockout Bourbon Punch
Be warned: This punch packs some serious power, just as the name indicates, but it's so smooth that you might not realize it! Plus, with cinnamon, ginger, cranberry and nutmeg, you're getting the perfect balance between refreshing fruit and seasonal spices.
2. Persimmon and Pomegranate Thanksgiving Sangria
Not only is this fabulously festive, uniquely flavored sangria totally tasty, it's perfect for when you're hosting a large group -- like for Thanksgiving -- because you can make it a few hours in advance and not have to worry about it when you're busy prepping all the food. Or just, you know, prep it in advance if you're planning a lazy night in.
3. Pumpkin Hot Buttered Rum
Hot buttered rum is just delightfully cozy and warming after dinner on a cool fall evening. So why not add a bit of rich pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice to really amp up the desserty seasonal feel to this twist on a classic?
4. Cranberry Gin Fizz Cocktail
This beautiful cocktail is wildly refreshing without being terribly sweet. With cranberry, citrus, ginger ale and gin, you get a bright, subtle fruity and complex bubbly delight that is just so dang good!
5. Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour
If you love whiskey sours, you're going to adore this spin on them -- it's pretty much the same formula, but with a couple tweaks to bring some added brightness and depth. If you don't have maple syrup, you can sub honey or dark brown sugar, though they might be a bit sweeter, so if you're going to do this, start conservatively and sweeten to taste. Yum!
6. Apple Old Fashioned
The original recipe calls for Honeycrisp apples, but you can use any sweet apple like Fujis, Pink Ladies or really whatever you want -- you can even try it with sour Granny Smiths or even something totally different, like pears.
7. Pumpkin and Apple Cider Fizz
A light, bright pumpkin cocktail? Who would have thought? Bonus: You can throw a Harry Potter party, call it pumpkin juice and serve it out of goblets and tankards, which is pretty much the only way to improve what is already such a lovely sipper.