Who said Thanksgiving dinner is all about the Turkey, the stuffing and the wine. I say cocktails are in order, and this one even calls for cranberry sauce. What is more Thanksgiving than that? Courtesy of Beefeater Gin.
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Making gravy is surprisingly easy. If you’re already making a Thanksgiving turkey, with about 15 minutes extra work you can also have homemade gravy. And like most foods, gravy is even better when you add booze.
4 cups turkey or chicken stock
3 tbs butter (unsalted)
1/3 cup flour
Pan drippings from turkey (pour fat off first)
½ cup bourbon
salt and pepper to taste
Cook butter in a large saucepan on medium … 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
Beam just introduced (ri)1 in the midst of rye whiskey’s comeback from more than 70 years in the shadows.
In the 19th and early 20th century, rye was the go-to liquor. Many traditional cocktails–like the Manhattan and the Old Fashioned–originated as rye cocktails.
But after Prohibition ended in 1933, American distillers turned all their attention to bourbon.
No one knows for sure why, but it could be because corn was cheaper than rye. It … Read more
The geniuses at the Food Network came up with this simple but intriguing beer cocktail. The recipe calls for a chocolate stout. I’d recommend one by Rogue Ales or Wells & Young’s Brewing Company. Photo courtesy of Food Network.
Created by Brian Miller of New York hotspot Death & Co this creepy cocktail is made with Flor de Caña rum, a new premium rum from Nicaragua which has recently become available in the U.S. Courtesy of Flor de Caña.
This spooky cocktail is a blend of the rich, smooth reposado tequila and fruity pumpkin spice syrup. Served in a martini glass garnished with cinnamon, what a great way to toast to a ghouly All Hallows’ Eve. Courtesy of Herradura Tequila.
This fall cocktail created by Jamie Boudreau is named after the ghostly light that appears over bogs. It’s unique combination of ingredients will ensure that yours will be the only party serving this lightly-spiced concoction. Photo by Spirits and Cocktails.
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