Pumpkin Martini Start and end your Thanksgiving meal with the same flavors—pie! Photo courtesy Three Olives Vodka.



Cocktails & Spirits
Category Main Page
Articles & Reviews


Main Nibbles
Main Page
Articles & Reviews Of Foods From A To Z




November 2008

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Cocktails

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

Sweet Cocktails That Take Advantage Of Seasonal Flavors


This Thanksgiving, start your guests off with the same flavors that end the meal—pie! These cocktails take advantage of seasonal flavors to perfectly complement your cocktail hour—or dessert.

Cocktail Menu

Caramel Apple Pie

The seasonal flavors of this sweet cocktail come from butterscotch schnapps and real apple cider. For more pie flavor, you can dip the rim in graham cracker crumbs.

Ingredients Per Cocktail

  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 1/2 ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • 1 ounce apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Apple slice garnish
  • Graham cracker crumbs for rim


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add tequila, schnapps, apple cider
    and lemon juice.
  3. Shake well and strain into a
    chilled martini glass. If desired, first
    moisten rim of glass and dip into
    graham cracker crumbs
  4. Garnish with notched apple slice.
Caramel Apple Pie
Adding caramel flavor to the appletini recipe produced “Caramel Apple Pie.” Photo courtesy 1800 Tequila.




You can try different rims for different flavors. This recipe calls for cinnamon, but you could use graham cracker crumbs, shredded coconut, cocoa powder—or a blend.

Ingredients Per Cocktail

  • 1-1/2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 1-1/2 ounces crème de cacao
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin purée
  • 1-1/2 ounces milk


  1. Shake milk and pumpkin purée to
  2. Pour in vodka and crème de
    cacao, and shake over ice.
  3. Strain into cinnamon-rimmed
    martini glass.
Pumpkin-tiniIt’s a pumpkin pie in a glass.


Recipes courtesy 1800 Tequila and Three Olives Vodka. All other materials