Anjou Punch | Leo Robitschek of The NoMad Bar in NYC makes his perfect holiday punch with warming flavors of pear, cinnamon and citrus.

Thanksgiving Drinks for a Crowd

Thanksgiving drinks for a crowd include hot mulled cider and sangria with cranberries and apples. Plus more Thanksgiving drinks for a crowd.

Philly Fish House Punch | Bartenders mix batches of cocktails like this potent Fish House Punch, transfer them into empty wine bottles, then let patrons pour drinks for themselves.

Thanksgiving Drinks for a Crowd

Tom & Jerry | “It may seem like a bit of a nuisance to make such a labor-intensive drink,” says John Gertsen of this classic 19th-century eggnog. “But...there’s nothing better than a nice, hot Tom & Jerry.”

Thanksgiving Drinks for a Crowd

From hot mulled cider to sangria with cranberries and apples, here are great Thanksgiving drinks for a crowd.

Red Sangria | Although Spaniards and Portuguese have been drinking sangria for centuries, the brandy-spiked drink didn’t make an official appearance in the United States until 1964, at the World’s Fair in New York City.

Thanksgiving Drinks for a Crowd

Red Sangria - Ingredients: One bottle fruity red wine, such as Merlot 4 ounces brandy 3 ounces Simple Syrup 1 cup mixed chunks of seeded oranges, lemons and limes Ice

Cameron's Cooler | Scotch-lover Father Cameron Ayers (a close friend of Duggan McDonnell’s) challenged the mixologist to come up with a Scotch-based cocktail that was bold and refreshing but stayed true to the whisky’s roots.

Thanksgiving Drinks for a Crowd

Cameron's Cooler Scotch-lover Father Cameron Ayers (a close friend of Duggan McDonnell's) challenged the mixologist to come up with a Scotch-based cocktail that was bold and refreshing but stayed true to the whisky's roots.

Apple-Brandy Hot Toddies | A hot toddy is basically a shot or two of any potent spirit added to a cup of hot water. Bartender Suzanne Bozarth puts a French spin on this warming drink with a slug of apple brandy, such as Calvados.

Thanksgiving Drinks for a Crowd

From hot mulled cider to sangria with cranberries and apples, here are great Thanksgiving drinks for a crowd.

Felicitation Punch | In this pleasantly tart punch, David Wondrich mixes Irish whiskey with gin to mimic the taste of a richer, older style of gin.

Thanksgiving Drinks for a Crowd

Felicitation Punch In this pleasantly tart punch, David Wondrich mixes Irish whiskey with gin to mimic the taste of a richer, older style of gin.

Late-Harvest Wine and Campari Cocktails | This extra-refreshing cocktail combines sweet wine and the bitter Italian aperitif Campari.

Thanksgiving Drinks for a Crowd

foodandwine: “ © John Kernick Wine Wednesday: This refreshing cocktail combines sweet wine and the bitter Italian aperitif Campari. Recipe: Late-Harvest Wine and Campari Cocktails ”

Platinum Sparkle | For parties, Kathy Casey premixes the first four ingredients in large batches (3 parts vodka to 1 part each liqueur, Lillet and lemon juice). When she’s ready to pour, she fills a shaker with ice and 3 ounces of the mixture, shakes, strains into a glass and tops with Champagne.

Thanksgiving Drinks for a Crowd

December is Booze Month here at Food & Wine, and we will be sipping through the freezing days, the holidays and all the days in between.

Hot Mulled Cider | Ken Oringer preheats the Thermos he uses to transport his deliciously spiced cider by filling it with boiling water and letting it sit for a few minutes. Pouring the mulled cider into a Thermos that's already warm helps keep the drink hot.

Thanksgiving Drinks for a Crowd

Ken Oringer preheats the Thermos he uses to transport his deliciously spiced cider by filling it with boiling water and letting it sit for a few minut.

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