Bottles of Tequila and Cointreau Liqueur, apple cider, and pear juice, with a mixed drink in the middle, garnished with a cinnamon stick and an apple wedge.

Naughty Autumn Cocktail (aka Thanksgiving Margarita)

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Naughty Autumn Cocktail

Naughty Autumn….it rolls off the tongue and sounds like a calling we all should explore! This particular brand of Autumn naughtiness comes courtesy of our mischievous friend, Tequila, and her feisty French ally, Cointreau. Together with the unbeatable Fall flavors of apple and pear, this cocktail embodies all of the best tastes of the season…and keeps the Autumn chill at bay with a warm and welcome buzz.

Let’s get Fall rolling right! Invite your friends over to enjoy a batch of these easy Thanksgiving Margaritas, and some warm Cuss Kitchen appetizers. Decompress and have a few laughs while you take a break from seasonal pumpkin overload, and the hectic end-of-year pace. Say a collective NO to premature holiday commercials and the pressures of perfecting the season.  And just like that, you’re taking the edge off — Naughty Autumn style!

Thanksgiving Margarita

Bottles of Tequila and Cointreau Liqueur, apple cider, and pear juice, with a mixed drink in the middle, garnished with a cinnamon stick and an apple wedge.
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Naughty Autumn Cocktail (aka Thanksgiving Margarita)

A smooth Margarita cocktail featuring the Fall flavors of apple, pear, and cinnamon
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Cider Cocktail, cointreau, Fall Cocktail, Fall Margarita, Manik Tequila, tequila, Thanksgiving Cocktail
Yield: 2
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Pumpkin V


  • Cocktail Shaker


  • 4 Ounces Unsweetened Apple Cider
  • 4 Ounces Unsweetened Pear Juice
  • 3 Ounces Manik Tequila Silver or Gold
  • 2 Ounces Cointreau
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar To Rim The Glass
  • Ground Cinnamon To Rim The Glass
  • Simple Syrup To Rim The Glass
  • Cinnamon Sticks and Apple Wedges or Orange Slices For Garnish
  • Ice


  • Pour simple syrup onto a small plate. Pour brown sugar onto a second small plate & sprinkle with cinnamon. Dip the rim of 2 glasses into simple syrup and then into the brown sugar mixture, until the rims are uniformly coated.
  • Fill the 2 glasses each ¾ full with ice. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add apple cider, pear juice, tequila, and Cointreau to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until well combined, and pour evenly into the 2 glasses.
  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick and an apple wedge &/or an orange wedge


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg

Mix It Up:

You can use your favorite Tequila, but we love Manik Tequila

If you prefer a cognac-based orange liqueur, try swapping out the Cointreau (which is brandy-based,) with Gran Marnier.

Perfect Pairing:

Try our Mutha-Cluckin Gobbler, Rubbed and Smoked Fowl:

The perfect dessert would be our Smoked Bread Pudding,                                                                                                                                       Butter My Bourbon, and Smoke my Pudding:

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