By Clara Olshansky
Updated: November 13, 2017

If turkey with Aunt Linda's cranberry sauce is your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner, then you're going to love these sweet and sour cocktails. Don't worry – none of them actually involve any turkey meat.

This bubbly, red cocktail is fall's answer to summer's Aperol spritz. The numerous cranberries in this concoction complement the hard cider and the Aperol. It is an excellent drink for fall entertaining, whether it's served during a cocktail party or to sip on before dinner.

Cranberry Spice Cocktail

This cocktail uses both cranberry-anise bitters and 13 actual cranberries, as well as a variety of other fruits and spices, to make it the perfect late-autumn drink.

Rosé Sangria with Cranberries and Apples

For a drink that's all kinds of pink, try this sangria made with cranberry juice and rosé.

Cranberry Caipirinha                                                                                            

For a more tropical thanksgiving, try this cranberry twist on a drink that, according to Wikipedia, is Brazil's national cocktail.

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Cranberry Manhattan

You can check out three cranberry cocktail recipes here, including, if you scroll down, a cranberry variation on the Manhattan, with rye, cranberry juice and vermouth.