Fun and Fizzy Stuff to Sip On This Thanksgiving

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In case you’re not the cook in the family, bringing a fun drink or two along to Thanksgiving dinner can be a great way to show folks that hey, you tried. Whether you want to make a pitcher of something for everyone to sip on, you’re looking to get creative with cocktails, or you need ideas for using up extra fruit before it goes to waste, we’ve got a recipe for you. 

Citrus Autumn Solstice Tea

Citrusy Autumn Equinox Tea

Tea might not seem like the obvious choice. But after a day full of food and chaos, this comforting and citrusy, tea is our Thanksgiving go-to.

goldenberry ginger juice

Uplifting Goldenberry Ginger Juice

Goldenberries are tart and sweet with a flavor our team would describe as “slightly tropical like a mango and yet somewhat tomato-y.” Sound interesting? Try them out with this vibrantly orange juice.

Rambler sparkling water cocktail

Pear Shrub Cocktail

Making your own shrubs is actually super simple. They keep well and can be mixed with various ingredients, so every drink can be different from the last!

Apple and Ginger “Make Believe”

This perfect fall drink comes from Launderette, a renowned East Austin café. Tart, dry & refreshing, this imaginative apple cocktail comes alive with notes of lemon, pomegranate, and ginger. 

Plum and Ginger Old Fashioned

Plum and Ginger Old Fashioned

Our friend Valerie Smeshko shared this simple recipe that’s as beautiful as it is delicious. Try this drink with your dinner for a slightly more elevated Thanksgiving.

strawberry basil lemonade

Crowd-Pleasing Strawberry Basil Lemonade

When life gives you slightly scarred lemons and undersized strawberries, juice them and make this lemonade! This fun and fizzy drink will keep you going all Thanksgiving long.

refreshing mango iced tea in glasses and a pitcher

Refreshing Mango Iced Tea

This tea is only five ingredients and perfect for lounging-on-the-porch weather or to bring a balancing note of tartness to your holiday table


  • Linda Carter
    November 19, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    I’m glad I ran across this I’m definately going to try this

    • Imperfect
      November 23, 2021 at 10:45 am

      Lettuce know how you love it once you give it a go! 💚


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