Oh, Thanksgiving. I have sort of a love/hate relationship with the holiday. LOVE the food. HATE the sometimes stressful and uncomfortable family gatherings. This year in particular, the holidays are going to be interesting. Kind of hard to break bread peacefully with your great Aunt Shirley after you blocked her racist-ass on Facebook, you know what I mean? If you’re getting together with family this year, there’s a chance you’ll have to spend time around some pretty shitty people. Luckily for you, we’ve identified the problematic relatives, and offer you Thanksgiving cocktail pairings for getting through the day intact. More or less.

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Thanksgiving cocktail pairings don’t take into account what you’ll be eating. Instead, we’ll help you pick a drink based on who you’re sitting next to at the table.

1. First up: Your Drunk Uncle.

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Your drunk uncle gets completely shit-faced every single year. And when he’s had a few, his tongue gets a little loose. No telling what you’ll be forced to listen to this year. Plus his shaky hands slosh gravy all over

Drunk uncle cocktail pairing: Water. If you drink with him, he’ll only drink more, and there’s no way to compete with a professional.