Unique Thanksgiving Cocktails and Treats

Thanksgiving is a great time to celebrate family, food, and to give thanks for all the blessings in our lives no matter how large or small those may be. And if you are like us, we also like to have some cocktails and tasty treats with a kick to keep the day fun and bright! Here’s some fun Thanksgiving drinks and grandma’s special rum ball recipe.

Grandma’s “Special” Rum Balls

Grandma’s Rum Balls are special indeed! Absolutely delicious, with a kick. And, boy, did Grandma like the kick! These rum balls would be perfect for Pyrat Rum.

Grandma’s “Special” Rum Balls

Time required: 1 hour for preparation
Serves: 4 ½ dozen


  • 1 6 oz. package chocolate chips
  • 3 Tbsp corn syrup
  • ½ cup Pyrat Rum
  • 2 ½ cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts (optional)
  • Granulated sugar


  1. Melt chocolate chips, stir in corn syrup and rum
  2. Combine vanilla wafer crumbs, powdered sugar, and nuts
  3. Mix together and let stand for 30 minutes or until mixture is easily formed into balls
  4. Form into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar
  5. Let season in a covered bowl for several days

Brandy Alexander (Recipe via Mix That Drink)

Chocolatey, sweet, creamy and smooth. Drinkers sometimes refer to it as a “milkshake” because the alcohol taste is so light. It’s a popular choice for occasional drinkers, but it’s also beloved by many veteran cocktail drinkers. And best of all, you can use Copper & Kings American Brandy!

Apple Cider Margaritas (Recipe via Delish)

Perfect for any fall occasion, these margaritas combine apple and cinnamon with tequila for a simple but savory cocktail to please the whole house. Dress this drink up to impress or mix to enjoy, you can save this Thanksgiving using Jose Cuervo!

Pumpkin Pie Martini (Recipe via Sand & Sisal)

Can you imagine sipping silky smooth pumpkin pie with rich, fluffy whipped cream all in a gorgeous, spicy, brown sugar rimmed martini glass? Yes? Then you will want to serve this Pumpkin Pie Martini for your Thanksgiving cocktail. We suggest using Pinnacle Vodka for this delicious libation!

Caramel Irish Coffee (Recipe via The Spruce)

Coffee always seems to follow our Thanksgiving feasts, but this coffee will keep you coming back for more! Make sure you stock up on coffee, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Baileys Irish Cream, and butterscotch schnapps because your guests will not stop with one.

The best news is, all of the highlighted liquors used in these recipes are on sale at Big Red Liquors! Like what you see here? Let us know by sharing it on social media!

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