Thanksgiving Drinks

A Wild Turkey Thanksgiving

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Only a few days left before we find ourselves surrounded by friends, family, and food. But what would Thanksgiving be without a few festive cocktails to help wash down that turkey. Nothing says Thanksgiving like Bourbon so here are a few cocktails courtesy of Wild Turkey and Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer.

Smashed Pumpkin

1 oz Wild Turkey 101
1/4 oz almond liqueur
1/4 oz cinnamon schnapps
2 oz pumpkin pie filling
1/2 oz heavy cream

Puree or froth pumpkin pie filling with heavy cream. Mix with other ingredients in a shaker with ice; shake well and strain into a martini glass. Rim with crumbled graham crackers and a cinnamon stick; top with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg.

Pass the Turkey

1.5 oz Wild Turkey 101
2 oz apple cider
1 tbs cranberry jelly
1 sprig fresh sage
1 sprig fresh thyme

Gosh Yam It

1.5 oz Wild Turkey 101
1.5 oz sweet potato puree (see below)
1.5 tsp maple syrup

Cook yam/sweet potato in microwave with a small amount of butter, then add to blender to puree. Mix puree with Wild Turkey. Heat syrup in microwave, add to Wild Turkey/puree mixture, shake with ice and pour into glass. Garnish with a toasted marshmallow.

Recipes courtesy of Wild Turkey

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Alex is a full time Consultant with10+ years experience in the Wine & Spirits, Consumer Goods, and Retail industries. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified. When not writing for Intoxicology, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or at a local bar.

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