Non-Alcoholic Drinks for Celebrating Thanksgiving

Easy Seasonal Beverages the Entire Family Will Love

Sage tea recipe

The Spruce


Thanksgiving Day is for family, friends, good food, and fond memories. Add fantastic drinks that everyone can enjoy and your day is complete! Non-alcoholic drinks are anything but boring and there are many great recipes that are perfect for the holiday.

Enjoy a rich cup of coffee or cocoa, mix up a seasonal punch or quick soda mocktail, or indulge in a delicious beverage that doubles as dessert. All of these recipes are easy to make and they're perfect additions to your Thanksgiving drink menu. Your dinner guests are sure to love them.

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    Thanksgiving Punch

    Thanksgiving Punch for the Family
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    Showcase the best flavors of the fall season in a spiced Thanksgiving punch. The recipe adds a spiced syrup to an apple cider base and only gets more interesting from there. It includes fresh apple and orange slices along with frozen cranberries, so it's similar to a virgin sangria. Adding sparkling blood orange and grape juices gives it a brilliant bubbly taste that the whole family will love.

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    Salted Caramel Apple Punch

    apple punch
    Diana Rattray

    Filled with seasonal flavors, this salted caramel apple punch is a lot of fun to make and drink. It's a blend of apple cider, orange juice, and ginger ale that's sweetened with a homemade salted caramel syrup and adorned with diced apples. You can mix up the punch early (hold the soda until the last minute) and keep it in the refrigerator. It will be ready for the family to enjoy while watching the evening's football games or holiday movies.

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    White Chocolate Mocha

    White Chocolate Mocha Latte

     Anita Schecter

    Holidays call for something a little more special than the average cup of coffee. Whether it's taking a few minutes to wake up before tackling the day's kitchen tasks or sitting down with coffee and family after dinner, this white chocolate mocha offers coffeehouse taste from the comfort of home. The recipe simply requires melting white chocolate chips in warm milk and adding it to your favorite coffee. Of course, dressing it up with whipped cream and nutmeg makes it even better!

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    Old-Fashioned Hot Chocolate

    Old-Fashioned Hot Chocolate With Variations

    The Spruce / Preethi Venkatram

    Thanksgiving is a great excuse to share a classic with family and nothing beats a warm cup of old-fashioned hot chocolate. Rich and delicious, this recipe melts chocolate into sugary milk on the stovetop and it comes together quickly. There are many ways to add a personal touch, too. Top it with whipped cream, add cinnamon, or give adults the option of spiked minty cocoa.

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    Sage Tea

    Sage tea recipe

    The Spruce


    Sit back and relax after a long day of entertaining with a steaming cup of sage tea. It's an ideal way to use up sage leaves leftover from stuffing and offers a soothing taste you're sure to enjoy. This recipe enhances the herb with a little sugar and lemon and can be served hot or cold.

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    Make Butterbeer at Home
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    Kids of all ages (and plenty of adults) find it hard to resist butterbeer! Made famous by the "Harry Potter" series, this delicious mocktail is the perfect after-dinner treat. You can prepare the spiced batter with butterscotch sauce, butter, and cream ahead of time. Butterbeer can be served hot or cold and when that batter hits cream soda, you'll have a beverage that rivals a classic root beer float.

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    Oreo Milkshake

    Oreo milkshake

    The Spruce

    Indulging on holidays is part of what makes the time so memorable. Few drinks are more tempting than an Oreo milkshake. This is a restaurant-worthy recipe that's so simple you'll be making it at home more often. Vanilla ice cream, milk, chocolate sauce, and the cookies are all you need. Toss it all in the blender and you have a liquid dessert to go along with chocolate-dipped Oreos!

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    Orange Fizz

    Orange Fizz

    The Spruce / Madhumita Sathishkumar

    Place a pitcher of orange fizz on the table and your Thanksgiving drink duties are done! This sprightly beverage adds the sparkle of ginger ale to orange juice concentrate, so it's incredibly easy to throw together at the last minute. Its bright citrus flavor pairs perfectly with all the favorite Thanksgiving Day fare, too.

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    Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

    Pumpkin smoothie

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    If you simply cannot get enough pumpkin on Thanksgiving, blend up a tasty pumpkin banana smoothie. It's an easy recipe and a great use for any pumpkin puree and spice that didn't make it into your pies.

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    Thanksgiving Cola

    Roy Rogers Drink

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    The easiest soda drink you can mix up, thanksgiving cola is a drink everyone loves. It's perfect for a crowded dinner table because all of your guests—even the kids—can pour their own. This popular drink is simply a glass of cola sweetened with grenadine syrup. To give it that homemade touch, make grenadine from fresh pomegranate or bottled juice up to a week in advance.