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  • Five cocktail drinks that are easy to make for the Thanksgiving celebration
  • Only three ingredients are needed to make the classic Negroni, Aperol Spritz and Piña Colada
  • Pumpkin Pie Martini is a great autumn cocktail for this waning fall season

Stress can bubble up and down during Thanksgiving preparations. You might be in charge of juggling the gifts, decorations, family invitations, and food and beverages all at once to pull off a successful and happy Thanksgiving. However, when eventide arrives, it's time to ride the fizz of cocktails and savor the pleasures of a jocund catch-up and laughter with your family. After all, cocktails create the right ambiance and mood for your Thanksgiving celebration.

1. Classic Negroni

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Mellow out as Classic Negroni comes in first for an Italian vibe that is easy to make as 1 2 3. Making a Classic Negroni should be added to your list since it is only under the fuss-free three-ingredient club. But despite its minimal recipe, it's heavy on balance.


According to the New York Times, combine the following ingredients in equal parts:

  • 1oz gin, preferably Bombay Dry
  • 1oz sweet vermouth, preferably Cinzano Rosso
  • 1oz Campari


Pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass or cocktail shaker with some ice, starting with the gin and moving onto the vermouth, then down to the Campari. Pour it into your favorite cocktail glass and add an orange slice as a garnish.

2. Aperol Spritz

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This drink wouldn't require much cleanup since it's another three-ingredient drink that will save you time.

With the ingredients listed below, you may unleash the summer-infused Aperol Spritz on your table and get ready to take on the Italian sunset from your hands.


  • 3 ounces prosecco
  • 2 ounces Aperol
  • 1oz club soda


Making your own Aperol Spritz is as effortless as stirring while having a countdown. Simply pour 3 parts of prosecco, then 2 parts Aperol, and 1oz of soda into your ice-filled wine glass. Be on the right track by adding sliced oranges after you have combined everything.

3. Pumpkin Pie Martini

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If you want sweetness and spice in an all-in-one autumn cocktail, a Pumpkin Pie Martini is a good idea. It's also something you can prepare this Thanksgiving to commemorate the fading fall season.


  • 1.5oz vanilla vodka
  • 1oz spiced rum
  • 1oz Domaine de Canton
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp ground pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup marshmallow cream or whipped cream for garnish


First, rim a martini glass with mixed sugar and pumpkin pie spice, so you're just going to pour everything in after. Next, in a cocktail shaker with ice, combine the Domaine de Canton, vodka, rum and pumpkin puree. To get a full blend with smashed ice, thoroughly shake 10 to 15 times.

4. Piña Colada

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According to Forbes, Piña Cola originated on the island of vibrant spirits and exhilarating beaches, San Juan, Puerto Rico. And you can make your own fruity and laid-back tropical cocktail even with your eyes closed. Cap off the night with a Piña Colada that only needs three ingredients.


  • 120ml pineapple juice
  • 60ml white rum
  • 60ml coconut cream
  • Pineapple twist for garnish (optional)


In a shaker or blender with ice, mix and pulse the rum, cream of coconut, pineapple, and lime juices. Pour it into your Poco Grande glass or any tall glass, then garnish with a wedge of pineapple and enjoy a laid-back Thanksgiving night.

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When life hands you limes, you can make an unbeatable classic zesty Mojito. It may come in last on our list, but only with a few ingredients you can manage, which would be perfect for your simple post-Thanksgiving feast.


  • Pulse of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp of granulated sugar
  • Mint leaves and extra sprig to serve
  • 60ml white rum
  • Soda water, to taste


Mix the lime juice, sugar and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker or jug until it becomes aromatic. After all the muddling, strain it into cocktail glasses packed with ice and shake thoroughly.

With a long-handled spoon, whisk in the white rum. Top up with soda water, glide the lime slice around the rim of your glass. Lastly, adorn your refreshing Mojito with the extra sprigs.