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What to Drink With Thanksgiving Dinner: 50 Festive Choices

The Daily Meal Logo The Daily Meal | Slide 1 of 51: <p>What did the Pilgrims and their Native American hosts drink at <a href="https://www.thedailymeal.com/what-pilgrims-really-ate-thanksgiving/111413"><b>the very first Thanksgiving dinner</b></a> back in 1620? If it was anything other than water, it would probably have been the dregs of some <a href="https://www.thedailymeal.com/free-tagging-cuisine/beer"><b>beer</b></a> they'd brought over in barrels from England; they wouldn't have had time to plant apples for <a href="https://www.thedailymeal.com/free-tagging-cuisine/cider"><b>cider</b></a>, another favored tipple of the time, and though the Mayflower had been used in a previous life to transport wine from <a href="https://www.thedailymeal.com/free-tagging-cuisine/bordeaux"><b>Bordeaux</b></a> back to England, it's unlikely that there were any casks of claret or <a href="https://www.thedailymeal.com/varietal/madeira"><b>butts of malmsey</b></a> on board.</p><p>Today in America we have access to a whole world of good things to drink - wine, beer, cider, endless spirits, <a href="https://www.thedailymeal.com/varietal/cocktails"><b>limitless cocktails</b></a>, and even <a href="https://www.thedailymeal.com/eat/world-s-17-craziest-soft-drinks"><b>soft drinks of many kinds</b></a>, from everyday to artisanal. Let's not get into the soft stuff, though. It's Thanksgiving, and time to celebrate - and quite possibly to insulate ourselves from the prying siblings or sententious uncles at the table with the help of a jolt or two of good old ethyl alcohol in some delicious form or other.</p><p>Over the past several weeks we've tasted through scores of wines and beers and at least a dozen ciders to come up with some very tasty Thanksgiving choices, at a wide range of prices - 35 wines, 10 beers, five ciders. Note that beer and cider prices are given for standard four- or six-packs of 12-ounce bottles or cans unless otherwise noted, and that the prices of beer, cider, and wine may vary from state to state and even store to store.</p><p>Here, then, are 50 festive things to drink at Thanksgiving dinner.</p>

What to Drink With Thanksgiving Dinner: 50 Festive Choices

What did the Pilgrims and their Native American hosts drink at the very first Thanksgiving dinner back in 1620? If it was anything other than water, it would probably have been the dregs of some beer they'd brought over in barrels from England; they wouldn't have had time to plant apples for cider, another favored tipple of the time, and though the Mayflower had been used in a previous life to transport wine from Bordeaux back to England, it's unlikely that there were any casks of claret or butts of malmsey on board.

Today in America we have access to a whole world of good things to drink - wine, beer, cider, endless spirits, limitless cocktails, and even soft drinks of many kinds, from everyday to artisanal. Let's not get into the soft stuff, though. It's Thanksgiving, and time to celebrate - and quite possibly to insulate ourselves from the prying siblings or sententious uncles at the table with the help of a jolt or two of good old ethyl alcohol in some delicious form or other.

Over the past several weeks we've tasted through scores of wines and beers and at least a dozen ciders to come up with some very tasty Thanksgiving choices, at a wide range of prices - 35 wines, 10 beers, five ciders. Note that beer and cider prices are given for standard four- or six-packs of 12-ounce bottles or cans unless otherwise noted, and that the prices of beer, cider, and wine may vary from state to state and even store to store.

Here, then, are 50 festive things to drink at Thanksgiving dinner.

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