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Raise a Glass to Thanksgiving with a Delicious Whiskey Cocktail

As Thanksgiving approaches, many of us are busy planning the perfect feast to celebrate with loved ones. While turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie are the stars of the show, it's essential not to forget about the perfect Thanksgiving drink to accompany your meal. This year, why not elevate your holiday gathering with a delightful whiskey cocktail that will have your guests asking for seconds? In this blog, we'll share a fantastic whiskey drink recipe that's perfect for toasting gratitude and good company. Whiskey investment is trending nowadays.

The Whiskey Sour Apple Cider Punch: Our featured Thanksgiving cocktail is a twist on the classic Whiskey Sour, incorporating the warm and inviting flavors of apple cider, cinnamon, and a touch of maple syrup. This Whiskey Sour Apple Cider Punch is a true crowd-pleaser that combines the robust taste of whiskey with the seasonal charm of autumn.


2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey

4 oz fresh apple cider

1 oz fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz pure maple syrup

1/2 oz cinnamon simple syrup (recipe below)

Ice cubes

Apple slices and cinnamon sticks for garnish

Ground cinnamon for dusting (optional)


Prepare the Cinnamon Simple Syrup:

  • In a saucepan, combine 1 cup water, 1 cup granulated sugar, and 2 cinnamon sticks.

  • Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring until the sugar dissolves.

  • Allow it to cool, then remove the cinnamon sticks.

In a cocktail shaker, add the whiskey, apple cider, lemon juice, maple syrup, and cinnamon simple syrup.

Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds to chill and dilute the drink.

Strain the cocktail into a rock glass filled with ice.

Garnish with a thin apple slice and a cinnamon stick for a touch of elegance.

For an extra festive touch, lightly dust the drink with ground cinnamon.

Serve and enjoy the warm, comforting flavors of Thanksgiving in a glass.

Why This Whiskey Cocktail is Perfect for Thanksgiving:

Autumnal Flavor:

The combination of apple cider, cinnamon, and maple syrup infuses this cocktail with the quintessential tastes of fall, making it a perfect accompaniment to your Thanksgiving feast.

Balancing Act:

The lemon juice adds a refreshing tartness that balances the sweetness of the cider and maple syrup, while the whiskey provides a robust, warming foundation.

Easy to Prepare:

With a few simple ingredients and a shaker, you can whip up a batch of these cocktails in no time, leaving you more time to spend with family and friends.


This cocktail can be easily adjusted to suit your preferences. You can use your favorite bourbon or rye whiskey, and you can tweak the sweetness to your liking.


Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, reflection, and, of course, delicious food and drink. The Whiskey Sour Apple Cider Punch is the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail, combining the rich, earthy flavors of whiskey with the comforting taste of apple cider, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Whether you're enjoying this cocktail as an aperitif or raising a glass to give thanks, it's sure to be a hit at your holiday gathering. Cheers to a memorable and flavorful Thanksgiving!

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