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Some people are really attached to having can-shaped cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. This year, you can save the canned stuff for the kids’ table. Why not add a little creativity—and booze—to your turkey dinner?
This sauce keeps for several weeks, so it’s an easy thing to make ahead of time. Hit the sauce!
12 oz fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup vodka
2 tbsp Grand Marnier
1 tbsp orange juice
Orange twist, garnish… Read more
Served at Woodward at Ames in Boston, MA
1 1/2 oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco
1 oz agave nectar
2 fresh cranberries
1 thin slice jalapeño pepper
1/2 oz lime juice
1 jalapeño, garnish
Muddle jalapeño and cranberries in a highball glass. Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, agave nectar, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake well and strain into rocks glass over ice, muddled jalapeño and cranberries. Garnish with … Read more
Poached pears are a simple yet elegant dessert to serve at the holidays. This recipe has the colors and flavors of fall, making it perfect for Thanksgiving.
4 fresh pears (I used Bosc)
1 cup bourbon
¼ cup cranberries
¼ cup honey
1 cup water
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
Core and peel the pears, leaving the stems on. Combine all other ingredients in a pot and mix, then place pears … Read more
Beefeater 24 gin inspired me to concoct this simple cocktail that plays with the tea and citrus notes of the liquor.
I think it accentuates the spirit’s flavor and is a good match for its smooth and rich nuanced character.
Using frozen fruit and berries as ice cubes is a new thing I’ve been doing lately.
Not only is it pretty, but it cuts down on the water that will be added to your drink … Read more
The nice folks at Wild Turkey have made a traditional thanksgiving meal out of Jimmy Russel’s creation, Wild Turkey 101. Yes, it is 101 proof, almost cask strength bourbon, and perfect for getting you through Thanksgiving with the Mother-in-law. It’s so easy to prepare, there’s no need to learn how to cook. Cranberries and rosemary make great traditional side-dishes, so you’ll have a well-rounded Thanksgiving meal.
For turkey that you can’t overcook:
Wild … Read more