This Thanksgiving sangria is the perfect holiday cocktail

Spice up your Thanksgiving menu with these fall-inspired cocktails.
This sangria packs a lot of punch with cava sparkling wine and vodka but has a delightfully warming flavor, too.
This sangria packs a lot of punch with cava sparkling wine and vodka but has a delightfully warming flavor, too. TODAY
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It just wouldn't be fall without some cozy cocktails and spicy ciders.

There are plenty of festive occasions to enjoy an autumn libation — and Thanksgiving is one of our favorites. Of course, pumpkin spice lattes aren't the only game in town. From hot ciders to boozy bevies, the list of fall-flavored drinks is endless. Not to mention, a festive, homemade spin on your morning coffee helps kick the craving for those expensive drinks out at the cafe.

Whether you want the recipe for your Thanksgiving feast or just as a "hello world" wake-up call (we recommend the non-alcoholic one for that!), here are some of the tastiest drinks to toast the holiday season.

Warm Caramel Apple Cocktail

This seasonal sipper is a lovely, crisp pour for breakfast or lunch but once spiked with a little rum and served warm, it becomes the ideal cocktail for family game night.

Apple Cider Sangria

Featuring wine, cider and whiskey, this big-batch drink can be made ahead so the host is not stuck on bartending duty.

The name of this sangria recipe is spot on. It packs a lot of punch with cava sparkling wine and vodka but has a delightfully warming flavor from the clover honey, anise, orange peel and fresh ginger.

Mulled Cider

Mulled Cider

Jeremy Hawn

Forget your average hot cider and try this ultra creamy and slightly spicy one by mixologist Jeremy Hawn from New York City's famed Gotham Bar and Grill.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

This do-it-yourself pumpkin spice latte is the ultimate treat to get the day going or bring with you ahead of early morning Black Friday shopping. It also helps control the sugar count that might climb up when you order this fall staple at a coffee shop.