5 Pie-Inspired Cocktails Perfect for Thanksgiving

Have your pie and drink it, too.

Arguably one of the best parts of Thanksgiving is getting to pile your dessert plate full of delicious pies at the end of the day. But sometimes, even after eating slice after slice, you're left craving even more pie. (At least, I hope I'm not the only one.)

That's where these drinks come in. They're inspired by pies, meaning you can keep the good dessert vibes going well into cocktail hour. So this Thanksgiving, if you're hoping to really maximize your pie enjoyment, just whip up one of these five cocktails.

1: Warm Apple Pie Cocktail

Delicious Apple Pie Cocktail

Warm Apple Pie Cocktail

This holiday cocktail uses Tuaca, a delicious Italian liqueur made with citrus peels, spice and vanilla. What great way to relax after a long fall day than by having a warm apple pie cocktail.

A slice of warm apple pie is hard to beat, but this cocktail is certainly a close second. 

2: Pumpkin Pie Martini

Holiday Martini: Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Pumpkin pie is one of the most beloved desserts of the holiday season. Recreate the classic pie in a martini glass with vanilla vodka, pumpkin spice liqueur, Kahlua, butterscotch schnapps and half-and-half. Garnish with the perfect "crust": crushed graham crackers.

This cocktail is basically dessert in a glass, and what could be better than that?

Make This: Pumpkin Pie Martini

3: Appleberry Pie Cocktail

Berry Lover Cocktail

Appleberry Pie Cocktail

If you're a lover of berries, this is the cocktail for you. It combines raspberries, blueberries and blackberries for a fruity combination.

In this cocktail, apple juice and a medley of fresh berries make for a delectable drink.

4: Hot Cherry Pie Cocktail

Flavorful Cocktail with Cherry, Vanilla and Amaretto

Flavorful Cherry, Vanilla and Amaretto Cocktail

To create this scrumptious treat, heat the cherry juice in a small saucepan over medium heat or in the microwave. Then, pour the heated cherry juice into a small cup, and add the liquors. Stir gently to combine. Finally, top with whipped cream, pie crust crumble, and a maraschino cherry. Tip: to make the pie crust crumble, roll pie dough into a thin sheet (about 1/8” thick). Place the rolled dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Bake at 425˚F for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on the baking sheet, and then break into small pieces

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

This toasty concoction feels even more pie-like thanks to the inclusion of a pie crust garnish.

5: Apple Ginger Pie Cocktail

Ginger and Cachaca, a Brazilian liquor, add an unexpected twist to this pie-inspired drink.


  • 1 part Cachaca (we used Cachaça 51)
  • 1 part ginger liqueur
  • 6 parts apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ginger, grated
  • sliced apples or apple chips, for garnish

Combine all ingredients and serve over ice.

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