Reese Witherspoon's 4-ingredient cocktail recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving

I need to make this Reese Witherspoon cocktail recipe for Thanksgiving after seeing it on TikTok

Reese Witherspoon cocktail recipe
Reese Witherspoon hosts the ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ at home party for the 72nd Emmy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on September 20th, 2020, in Los Angeles, California.
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She's not a normal mom — Reese Witherspoon is a cool mom! By day, she might be one of Hollywood's most in-demand actresses, but on her off time? The 44-year-old mother-of-two also happens to be one of TikTok's breakout stars. 

Fans can catch @OfficialReeseTikTok (opens in new tab) whipping up her go-to green smoothie, dancing with son Deacon, or even introducing the newest member of their family: a dog. But want to know what else we caught Witherspoon doing? Saving Thanksgiving. 

When it comes to the holidays, a good Thanksgiving cocktail recipe is an absolute essential. There is no way any of us can survive the season (or our family's) without finding the perfect concoction to serve up (and have on repeat). However, finding the right one? It's one disaster waiting to happen — or so it seemed until our golden girl came in to save the (holi)day. 

What's the one drink that should be on everyone's holiday menus this year? It's this Fizzy Apple Cider, and it happens to be Witherspoon's fall favorite. And, if you're looking to recreate this A-list-approved drink? She's got it covered. 

There are no complicated directions or requirements, and all you need are four simple ingredients, beautiful barware, and ta-da! This Reese Witherspoon cocktail recipe will be a timeless (TikTok) tradition for years to come! 

Items you need: 

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Oster Cordless Electric Bottle Opener (opens in new tab)l  $19.99, at Amazon

Love popping bottles but hate the mess it makes? This electric bottle opener (opens in new tab)is a simple solution. It'll open up to 30 bottles on one charge — which is perfect for any holiday hosting and cocktail (opens in new tab) making — and does so with the press of one button. 

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Wild Botanical Print Kitchen Towel (opens in new tab)l  $5.99, at World Market 

Sure, sure, this was not in Witherspoon's video instructions but in the case you're as messy as we are? We also recommend having a kitchen towel (opens in new tab) like this on hand for any minor mishaps. 

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Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits (opens in new tab) l $16.99, at Amazon

Want more Reese? Add her self-guide book (opens in new tab)to your shopping carts to help you handle everything from selecting the right wallpaper for your home to how to handle hosting duties like a pro! 

How to recreate Reese Witherspoon's Fizzy Cocktail Cider: 

According to Witherspoon, this recipe is "perfect for fall and pairs well with any dance moves," but in the event, you're a bit rusty on the second part? This Aperol-spritz fall update will also pair perfectly with any homemade pie or any other pastry recipe of your choice. 

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  • Apple Cider
  • Aperol
  • Soda Water
  • Prosecco (or any other alcohol of choice) 

As you can see Reese eyeballs most of her measurements, so feel free to add as much or as little as you please: 


Pour a half cup of apple cider into a glass with ice.

- Follow up with a shot of Aperol 

- Add a decent amount of club soda (beware of explosions like Reese!)

- Stir the glass and then top off with a shots-worth of Prosecco (or any other alcohol of your choice!).

- Finish it off with some killer dance moves 

Additional items to consider: 

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Gmark 1.5-Ounce Heavy Base Shot Glass Set (opens in new tab)l for $9.50, at Amazon

Whether you're taking a shot or tossing one into your signature cocktail, this 1.5oz shot glass i (opens in new tab)s the holiday hosting essential everyone needs. 

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Godinger Barware, Dublin Double Old-Fashioned, and Highball Glasses, Set of 8 (opens in new tab) l (Was $80) Now $27.99, at Macy's

Want to accommodate your guest's cup preferences? Turn to this set (opens in new tab)which includes four 8-oz. double old-fashioned and four 8-oz. highball glasses

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Crafthouse Twisted Stainless Steel Bar Spoon (opens in new tab) l for $14.50, at Pottery Barn

Hoping for an authentic craft cocktail experience from the comfort of your own home? Incorporate this heavy-duty stainless steel spoon (opens in new tab) to get the job done. 

Still, want more? Here are more items to consider when making this Reese Witherspoon cocktail recipe: 

Brittany Romano
Brittany Romano

Brittany Romano is a Shopping Editor, based in New York City. From her start as a fashion market assistant at Marie Claire to building a highly profitable commerce vertical at Us Weekly and AMI brands, Brittany has produced award-winning content covering everything from celebrity beauty hacks to must-have items from online sales. She is a graduate of New England College. When she isn’t writing, you can find Brittany indulging in yet another DIY project or cheering on her beloved Boston Bruins.