Thanksgiving might be one of our favorite holidays of the whole year. It means food, booze and a nice long weekend to recover. While everyone is busy worrying about whether the bird is done or the stuffing is right, we’re concentrating on what’s being poured in our glasses. For us, Thanksgiving festivities start the moment we wake up so here are all the beers, wines and cocktails you’ll need to make it a Thanksgiving to remember.
Breakfast: One of our favorite ways to start any breakfast pregame is our favorite version of the Bloody Mary. Swap out the usual vodka for a little tequila this year.
The Big Meal: The first settlers will be so proud when they see you sipping on Pilgrim Punch during your meal.
Dessert: Sure you can have a boring old piece of pie, but this Pumpkin Cheesecaketini combines all of your favorite Thanksgiving dessert flavors in one glass. Don’t be shy, top it with whipped cream.
The Big Meal: With all of those flavors going on, you’re going to want something light that will compliment your dinner. Try a biere de garde, a pale ale that always delivers on Thanksgiving.
Dessert: Skip the pie and go straight for the chocolate brew. We suggest Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock or Rogue Chocolate Stout for your dessert in a bottle.
Breakfast: You can’t go wrong on a holiday with a little bubbly and orange juice. Make our go to Mimosa recipe this Thursday morning.
The Big Meal: Remember that your meal is going to be full of turkey, cranberries, potatoes, etc. You need a wine that is going to pair well with everything. Go with either a Riesling or a Pinot Noir to keep things delicious and flavorful.
Dessert: Port wine is always a favorite after a big meal. Ask your local wine shop what they would recommend for a post turkey day meal.
Whatever you’re drinking on Thursday, raise your glass to food, family and good times. What are your favorite things to drink on Thanksgiving? Share your holiday favorites below.