Is all this crisp, chilly weather making you crave something sweet, seasonal and a little rich for Thirsty Thursday? Or maybe you are trying to decide on a cocktail menu for Thanksgiving. Perhaps you just want to think outside the box and satisfy your sweet tooth and your thirst at the same time. *Ahem.* Allow us to introduce you to the wonderful world of dessert cocktails. Here are some of our favorites that are just perfect for the Thanksgiving season:
What better way to celebrate Nov. 17 -- aka National Baklava Day -- than to make this creamy, honey-laced dessert drink that tastes exactly like its deliciously flaky pastry namesake. Have them both together and you're in for a real treat.
Can't get enough of pumpkin desserts? Enjoy this cocktail on Thanksgiving in place of or in addition to the pie, or if you are one of those people, why not just make it all year round?
If a pumpkin pie-inspired cocktail sounds pretty good but not quite up your alley, why don't you try this thick sweet potato pie version instead that uses a ton of actual sweet potato?
If you love hot buttered rum (or even if you don't, honestly), prepare to be amazed at how perfectly it mixes with warm apple cider. Crack some nice, flaky sea salt and drizzle a little lemon juice in there for a perfectly sublime, well-rounded flavor combo. You're welcome.
What's better than pecan pie? Chocolate pecan pie. What's better than chocolate pecan pie? A chocolate pecan pie cocktail, of course! If you can't get a hold of pecan pie vodka, feel free to use your favorite dessert-flavored vodka instead, like chocolate, vanilla or cake.
Need a lighter digestif that still feels desserty and seasonal? Try this fall twist on the boulevardier, which uses warm apple cider and a few other delicious seasonal twists. This would be a great cocktail to serve after Thanksgiving dinner and pie.
You can also just add a bit of sugar and whiskey to the coffee and top with a very generous portion of whipped cream if you don't feel like pouring in the Irish cream. Short on time? Use store-bought whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin spice on top.