Thanksgiving with the family is a lot more fun when you're inebriated. It actually makes everyone a little more tolerable; Uncle Joe's awful stories, Aunt Sally's rants on 'America's Got Talent,' and Grandpa complaining about anything and everything will all just melt away into background noice with a nice buzz on.

This holiday, instead of sipping the old stand-by drinks, how about spicing things up with some awesome cocktail ideas from the people over at Herradura tequila?

  • Thanksgiving Margarita

  • 1.5 oz. Herradura Reposado Tequila
  • 2 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • .5 oz. Honey Syrup
  • Add all ingredients into shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into an old Fashioned glass with ice. Garnish with a sprinkle of cranberries (fresh or dried)

  • Fall Bellini

  • 1.5 oz. Herradura Silver Tequila
  • 1.5 oz. Pear Puree
  • 1 oz. Apple Juice
  • 2 oz. Korbel Sweet Cuvee
  • Combine all ingredients except for Korbel into shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled champagne flute glass. Carefully pour the Korbel sweet cuvee into glass. Stir gently to mix ingredients. Garnish with a thin pear slice.

  • The Tequila Toddy

  • 1 oz. Herradura Reposado Tequila
  • 1.5 oz. Hard Cider
  • 2 oz. Pressed Apple Juice
  • 1.5 oz. Apple Juice
  • .5 oz. Cinnamon Syrup
  • Heavy Cream
  • Combine all ingredients into pan. Heat until liquid is hot, not boiling, either in a pan or using a steam wand. Pour carefully into a heat proof glass. Shake heavy cream in shaker. Layer cream over hot liquid carefully, dust with nutmeg.

  • Pomegranate Swizzle

  • 1.5 oz. Herradura Reposado Tequila
  • 2 oz. Pomegranate Juice (unsweetened)
  • .5 oz. Vanilla Syrup
  • 1 oz. Heavy Cream
  • Fill highball glass with ice. Pour Herradura Tequila, pomegranate juice and vanilla syrup over ice. Stir ingredients in glass. Insert candy cane. Place heavy cream into ice filled shaker and shake vigorously. Layer heavy cream in glass.

  • Cider Fizz

  • 1.5 oz. Herradura Reposado Tequila
  • 2 dashes Old Fashioned Bitters
  • .75 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz. Pear Puree
  • .5 oz. Spice Syrup
  • .5 oz. Egg White
  • 1 oz. Club Soda
  • Combine all ingredients into shaker except for club soda and shake vigorously. Strain into old fashioned glass filled with ice. Drizzle club soda over the drink to expand the foam. Grate nutmeg over the foam.