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Two Thanksgiving Bourbon Cocktails

Today I have two recipes for two delicious cocktails that would be excellent additions to your Thanksgiving menu! They both use bourbon– I used Evan Williams for the first and Maker’s Mark for the second.

Both of these drinks are THANKSGIVING FRIENDLY. That means that you can make them for a large number of people using a pitcher instead of a shaker. You WILL need to pour them through a wire strainer so that you don’t end up with seeds in your drinks! Remember, these drinks have 2.5-3 oz of bourbon per cocktail, so if you are mixing in bulk, you can mix 8 drinks with 24 oz of bourbon, or 10 drinks with 30 oz.

Either of them could be mixed with rum, gin, or vodka instead, but in each case it will change the flavor of the drink substantially! Use bourbon unless you really don’t like bourbon. Then I would recommend rum.

Cranberry Sauce


Ingredients for 2 cocktails:
5 oz bourbon
1 oz Black Duck Cranberry Liqueur
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cloves star anise.

Put ice in 2 martini glasses to chill
Add ice to shaker
Soak spices in liqueur in bottom of shaker for five minutes
Add bourbon

Remove ice from martini glasses, pour.

Oh My Darlin’

Ingredients for 2 cocktails:
6 oz bourbon
2 clementines
1 1/2 oz Brown Sugar Black Pepper Simple Syrup (recipe below)

Put ice in 2 martini glasses to chill
Add ice to shaker
Slice one clementine in half. Cut one half into quarters (eighths of the whole clementine.)
Put simple syrup in shaker
Squeeze juice of 1 and 1/2 clementines into shaker (save the eighths you cut)
Add bourbon and shake

Remove ice from martini glasses, pour, and add 2 eighths of clementine to each glass.

Brown Sugar Black Pepper Simple Syrup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 Tbs black coarse ground pepper (you want to use good pepper for this! Don’t just use what is in your shaker. Buy black peppercorns and grind them or buy good black pepper already ground in your supermarket)

Put water in a small saucepan, preferably with a lip
Heat on high heat until water is close boiling (the surface will be rippling)
Add sugars and pepper
Stir until contents begin to boil. Keep stirring, really fast– it will bubble up quickly and you want to make sure it does not boil over!
Turn the heat down to medium-low heat
Keep stirring until the syrup gets the consistency of maple syrup (this will not take long, about five minutes)
Remove from heat, let cool
Syrup can be stored in a jar, bottle, or plastic container. If you use it while warm, do not use a glass shaker and add extra ice while mixing.

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.

Tags: bartending, bourbon, cocktails, food and drink, recipes
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