Top 10 Thanksgiving cocktail recipes

Creamy orange-ish drink in parfait glass with cute swizzle stick, with orange background

The main rule of thumb for selecting Thanksgiving cocktails should be: does it make you want to curl up by a fire and sip? Then it’s a potential Thanksgiving cocktail. If you want to get even more of a Thanksgiving or autumn feel, think about fall harvest and all the traditional foods of Thanksgiving. Look […]

Caramel Candy {MixThatDrink Original}


The Caramel Candy cocktail centers on caramel vodka, and blends it with cream, vanilla and a little cognac for added mystique. It’s very sweet and delicious, thanks to the vanilla liqueur and the sugar on the rim. At first, it hits you with the cognac, but you finish on the burnt vanilla flavor, and that’s […]

Pumpkin Pie Martini {MixThatDrink Original}

A Pumpkin Pie Martini against a white background

The Pumpkin Pie Martini is ideal for autumn, but delicious for any time. It blends the flavors of vanilla and white chocolate with pumpkin and nutmeg, and has a graham cracker rim just to finish off the flavor to perfection. This drink is obviously a wonderful dessert drink, but feel free to make one anytime […]

Gin Flourish {MixThatDrink Original}

The Gin Flourish Cocktail - fades from red to almost clear at the bottom

The Gin Flourish cocktail features notes of black currant, lemon and orange, blended together to form a flavor that’s slightly sweet but distinctly citrus. Enjoy a Gin Flourish the next time you’re in the mood for a gin cocktail. It goes very well with flavorful foods (we paired it with Blue Stilton and Toscana cheeses, […]

Tropico Rum {MixThatDrink Original}

The Tropico Rum - and bright yellow cocktail

The Tropico Rum cocktail blends the flavors of mango and lime with coconut rum, and it’s a match made in heaven.  We used the holiday edition of Malibu rum for the photos, so if you see little white flakes in the drink, that’s coconut floating around like snow in a snow globe. The coconut and […]

Delta Heat {MixThatDrink Original}

The Delta Heat Cocktail - a chartreuse drink in a martini glass

The Delta Heat cocktail is pure Dixie charm, featuring notes of pear and magnolia – yes, magnolia – with honeydew. It comes out a bright cheerful chartreuse, so it’s visually interesting, too. This is a fairly sweet drink. The Midori and soda take the edge off the brandy, while the brandy brings out the pear […]

Chocolate Cherry Cha-Cha {MixThatDrink Original}

Chocolate Cherry Cha-Cha - a red cocktail in a martini glass

There were already several drinks called “Chocolate Covered cherries” when we created this recipe, which surprised us by tasting uncannily like a chocolate covered cherry. So we named it the Chocolate Cherry Cha-Cha. This drink makes a fabulous dessert, with the Malibu coconut rum adding sweetness and bringing out the cherry and chocolate notes from […]

Sax on the Beach {MixThatDrink Original}

The Sax on the Beach cocktail - yellow and bubbly

We named this cocktail Sax on the Beach because the taste is a little reminiscent of a Sex on the Beach, but a little brighter and less sweet. It’s a tasty mild citrus number that’s dead simple to make. It uses equal parts Cascal Bright Citrus soda and the orange liqueur of your choice (we […]

Marshmallow Shooter {MixThatDrink Original}

Medium brown creamy cocktail in margarita glass

The Marshmallow Shooter is a cocktail recipe I invented. I haven’t found any other cocktails of the same name, nor any that try to emulate the taste of a marshmallow in cocktail form. And let me tell you: it’s not easy. But I think this recipe does at least suggest the flavor of marshmallow. Marshmallows […]