Family appeasement is the best way to survive Thanksgiving. You’ll probably never fully understand (or get along with) your crazy racist uncle across the dinner table, and you definitely don’t have the same taste in refreshing alcoholic beverages as him or your Franzia-loving younger sibling. VinePair’s already helped guide you through the best Thanksgiving wines, but sometimes you need something a little stronger. Here are the best Thanksgiving cocktails to drink before, during and after the big meal.

7. The Bourbon Apple Cider Sour

Bourbon Apple cider

Ingredients:

1.5 ounces bourbon
1 ounce apple cider
1 ounce lemon juice
1 egg white
1 cup ice
Sprinkle of cinnamon

Instructions:

Add everything but the ice into a cocktail shaker and dry shake. Add ice and then shake again. Strain into a serving glass and garnish with apple slices and cinnamon.

6. Cranberry Moscow Mule

cranberry moscow mule

Ingredients:

1.5 ounces vodka
1/2 lime, juiced
1/2 ounce cranberry simple syrup
1/2 bottle ginger beer
1/2 to 1 cup crushed ice

Instructions:

Put ice, lime juice, cranberry simple syrup and vodka into the mule mug. Stir and top with ginger beer. Garnish with lime and cranberries.

5. Pumpkin Spice Gin Sour

pumpkin spice

Ingredients:

2 ounces gin
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon pumpkin butter
1 egg white
1 cup ice

Instructions

Put gin, lemon juice, pumpkin butter and egg white into a cocktail shaker and dry shake for 20 seconds. Add ice and shake for another 20 seconds. Strain into serving glass and garnish with thyme.

4. Cranberry Old Fashioned

Cranberry old fashioned

Ingredients:

1.5 ounces bourbon
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 cube sugar
8 cranberries

Instructions:

Add bitters, sugar and five cranberries to a serving glass. Muddle until sugar dissolves and add bourbon. Garnish with remaining cranberries.

3. Cinnamon Rum Eggnog

Cinnamon Rum Eggnog

Ingredients:

3 ounces spiced rum
8 ounces eggnog
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Whipped cream and cinnamon

Instructions:

Fill a large glass with all the ingredients, stir and pour into serving glasses. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon.

2. Cinnamon White Russian

Cinnamon White Russian

Ingredients:

1 ounce coffee liqueur
1.5 ounces vodka
1 ounce cream
Cinnamon
Whipped cream

Instructions:

Pour coffee liqueur and vodka into an old fashioned glass over ice. Float cream and stir. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon.

1. Dulce de Leche Hot Chocolate

dulce de leche

Ingredients:

1.5 ounces rum
1 cup hot chocolate
1/4 cup dulce de leche sauce

Instructions:

Put dulce de leche into the bottom of a serving glass. Add hot chocolate and rum, stir. Garnish with whipped cream.