Thanksgiving cocktails

Monday, November 22, 2010
By Sara Moore
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Let the kids have kiddie drinks and the grown-ups enjoy these delicious cocktails this Thanksgiving!

Pass the Turkey
(created by Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer)
1.5 oz Wild Turkey 101
2 oz apple cider
1 tbs cranberry jelly
1 sprig fresh sage
1 sprig fresh thyme

Muddle sage and thyme with apple cider. Add ice, top with Wild Turkey and cranberry jelly. Shake well, strain over ice in a glass rimmed with turkey jus and breadcrumbs.

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.

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.


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