If there is one understated essential of a Thanksgiving meal, the pre-dinner cocktails
are certainly it. The high-stress nature of the day aside—between the planning, the prep, and all the cooking, things can definitely get hectic—making sure your family and friends feel as at-home as possible is of the essence. Now, in order to avoid spending the pre-dinner hour glued to the bar cart, whip up a big-batch cocktail the night before instead. Not only will it allow guests to serve and entertain themselves, but you'll be free to tend to your hosting duties. So, save the wine for the dinner, and serve up one of these mouthwatering cocktails instead. Here, a few of our favorite holiday punch recipes.
The best part of this recipe? You'll likely have a majority of its ingredients laying around, from your Thanksgiving dishes: ginger, mint, brown sugar, to name a few! Prep the punch the night before and allow it to chill overnight.