Thanksgiving cocktails and mocktail recipes: Festive flavors featuring apple, cranberry, pumpkin

You undoubtedly already feel the strain of preparing a feast if you are hosting a Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving gathering of family and friends. 

I hate to remind you, but planning an entertaining event also means considering what drinks guests will be enjoying while mingling.

 You could easily go that route with beer, wine, mocktails and ready-to-drink cocktails, 

 among other non-alcohol options. But if you put in a little work, you can give your parents something truly unique.

In order to make the most of your time with friends and family, Carolyn Pascual White, 

 a food stylist and photography instructor who provides cocktail and mocktail recipes as well as photo tips on social media and her website The Social Sipper,

advised hosts to "definitely want to avoid shaking up individual cocktails all day."

Fortunately, there are a number of options available, ranging from simple to stunning,

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