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Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon RecipeMaster Sommelier Fred Dexheimer tells created Turkey cocktails that are so delicious, they will eliminate the need for baking and basting this Thanksgiving. In other words, “Get Basted!” with these new Wild Turkey Thanksgiving cocktails with a side and dessert for the ultimate Turkey Day.

Thanksgiving Cranberry Cocktail Wild Turkey Bourbon
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.

Pumpkin Pie CocktailSmashed 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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