Wild Turkey’s Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

November 26, 2013 – Wild Turkey passed along these cocktail recipes for Thanksgiving, though it seems they would be pretty good throughout the autumn and winter.

Smashed Pumpkin

1 ounce Wild Turkey Spiced
1/4 ounce almond liqueur
1/4 ounce cinnamon schnapps
2 ounces pumpkin pie filling
1/2 ounce heavy cream
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Fresh nutmeg grated on top

More Than a Barrel Full O’ Turkeys (created by Justin August Fairweather of Evelyn)

1 dash Absinthe
1 ounce Wild Turkey Spiced
1 ounce Wild Turkey 101
1/2 ounce orange juice
1/2 ounce pineapple
1/2 ounce lemon
1 bar spoon of Cardamom-Infused Grenadine (see below)

Shake and strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with orange spiral.

Cardamom-Infused Grenadine
1 cup Pomm Juice
2 cups sugar
20 cardamom pods

Bring to a slow boil and dissolve the sugar. Cover and let sit off heat for 20 minutes. Strain, cool and store.

Kentucky Thanksgiving

1.5 ounces of Wild Turkey Thanksgiving Infusion (see below)
1 ounce lemon juice
1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
1/4 ounce of Campari
1/4 ounce of Demerara syrup

Shake ingredients and strain into a coup or martini glass. Stir and garnish with a wide lemon disc twist.

Wild Turkey Thanksgiving Infusion
Place 1 liter of Wild Turkey 101 and 2 barspoons of cardamom seeds in a wide-mouthed glass infusion jar. Close and leave in a dark cool place for 1 day. Strain out cardamom and add 1.5 cups dried unsweetened cranberries and 3 sticks of cinnamon. Close and leave for another two days, agitating once per day. Strain solids and store in the original Wild Turkey bottle with proper labeling.

Mark Gillespie

I'm the host and executive producer of WhiskyCast.

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