Elegant Thanksgiving Cocktails

Things go better with a few good bubbles. Serving up a signature cocktail is a special way to lift the mood.

Thanksgiving Cocktails

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5 Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

"Here's to the cook!"

It's a lot harder for the family grump—if there is one—to be crabby with a bright, sparkling cocktail in hand. These drinks range from almost soda-pop light to a cognac-tinged glass of pure golden elegance.

Clementine Sparkler Recipe

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Clementine Sparkler

Sweet and sunshiny, this sophisticated twist on a standard mimosa is ideal for a holiday brunch.

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Campari and Orange Sparkling Cocktail Recipe

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Campari and Orange Sparkling Cocktail

A little rosé pairs wonderfully with Campari, an Italian aperitif which gives the drink a bitter edge and beautiful rosy color.

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Cognac Sparkling Wine Cocktail Recipe

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Cognac Sparkling Wine Cocktail

A classic combo—sparkling wine, cognac, sugar, and a dash of bitters—makes for an elegant drink worthy of a special celebration.

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Pomegranate Fizz Recipe

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Pomegranate Fizz

If the recession has been thumbing its nose at you, dip into Spanish cava or Italian prosecco for bubbles: Some cost less than $10 per bottle and are delicious in this lime-tangy crowd-pleaser.

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Sparkling Pear Cocktail Recipe

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Sparkling Pear Cocktail

Pear liqueur and a dry sparkling wine make for a heady combo in this beautifully aromatic sipper.

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