Hump Day Snack: Last-Minute Thanksgiving Cocktails

Thanksgiving is only a day a way, but don't fret! This Apple-Pumpkin Beer Cocktail is easy to throw together at the last minute and will ease your tensions at the dinner table.
By: Jamie Lisanti

Are you excited for turkey, all the trimmings and sugary desserts, but dreading the awkward conversations with relatives at the dinner table? Instead of just serving beer and wine, ease the tension with your folks and impress them with a pumpkin-spiced cocktail. Go for one of our new favorites ( inspired by this incredible video) or make an  Apple-Pumpkin Beer Cocktail — it's like apple cider and pumpkin pie in a glass, and it's easy to throw together at the last minute. In a cocktail shaker (or a large pitcher if you're multiplying the recipe to serve the whole family), mix bourbon, apple cider, lemon juice and ice. Pour into glasses and top with a pumpkin ale, then garnish each glass with a cinnamon stick and fresh cranberries. They day is guaranteed to go a lot better afterward.

For more ways to round out your holiday feast, mix up some of Cooking Channel's favorite festive cocktails:

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