There are countless things to be grateful for, but let's face it: the best way to be thankful on Turkey Day is to kick back, bond, and have a drink (or three) with loved ones. To take Thanksgiving entertaining to the next level, match your courses with deserving wines , and start off with cocktail hour. Don't forget to refill your ice trays , because we've got 10 tipples that are guaranteed to be magnificent with your meal.
You love frozen pumpkin  and mojitos , so why not put two and two together? Muddle spiced rum with pumpkin, brown sugar, and mint for a twist on the trademark cocktail .
Ginger, brandy, and maple syrup  imbue the flavors of cold weather on a classic war-era libation.
Thanksgiving ought to be a celebration, not a somber, solemn meal — so why not get the party started with a margarita to match your cranberry jelly ? This one is designed to be shaken in large batches.
Keep the festivities fun — but not out of hand — by serving a wine-infused cocktail instead, like this rosé sangria  with sage leaves.
Hosting Thanksgiving at your new place this year? Perhaps you'll want to pull out a showstopper, like an elegant apple cider and brandy provision , served up in a sugar-rimmed martini glass.
Cue the holiday by taking house-made limoncello  and mixing it with tart cranberry juice and a splash of seltzer for some extra special cheer .
There is a light drink at the end of that rich, gluttonous holiday meal tunnel. It's called Euphoria , and it's an elixir with gin, citrus, and earthy leaves of sage.
Call it the cocktail to end all Thanksgiving cocktails: The Normandy  embodies a crisp, Fall essence and a strong sense of balance.
For a softer sparkler, ditch the champagne in favor of fizzy cider and spike your drink with brandy instead .
Pear Essence Cosmopolitan
There's no perennial quite like the Cosmopolitan, although its cranberry-flavored ambrosia is particularly apropos at the Thanksgiving table. Add a timely, seasonal element by incorporating fresh Anjou pears .