Holiday Entertaining with a Wild Turkey Twist

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Holiday entertaining can be daunting, but with the right cocktails a houseful of guests doesn’t have to be overwhelming. The cooler weather begs for cocktails that warm and we’ve got four fantastic Bourbon drinks that your friends and family are sure to enjoy! Whether you’re hosting or are a guest yourself, these are easy to serve up individually or in batches and will impress even the most discerning of guests.

Fig Fling

Fig Fling

Recipe Courtesy of Wild Turkey

  • 1-1/2 oz. Wild Turkey® 81 Bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon fig jam
  • 1/4 oz. orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange peel.

 

Bourbon Lift

Bourbon Lift

Recipe Courtesy of Wild Turkey

  • 1 1/2 oz. Wild Turkey® 101 Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz. orgeat syrup
  • 1/2 oz. coffee Liqueur
  • 1 oz. heavy cream
  • 1 egg white
  • Splash of soda water

Add first 5 ingredients to shaker and shake without ice to emulsify. Then add ice and shake again. Strain into highball glass and top with soda water. Garnish with grated nutmeg.

 

Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy

Recipe Courtesy of Wild Turkey

  • 8 parts Wild Turkey® 101 Bourbon
  • 16 parts Hot Water
  • 3 parts Honey
  • 3 parts Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

Combine all ingredients into a heat resistant batch vessel like a kettle or pot. Keep warm and serve in mugs. Garnish with lemon wheel.

 

Chai, Spice and Everything Nice

Chai, Spice and Everything Nice

Recipe Courtesy of Wild Turkey

  • 1-1/2 oz. Wild Turkey® 81 Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz. cinnamon syrup*
  • 3/4 oz. chai infused sherry*
  • 3/4 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Dash of cardamom bitters

Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake, and strain over ice into rocks glass. Garnish with grated cinnamon and orange slice.

 

*Chai Infused Sherry – Empty 1 bottle of sherry into a large bowl. Throw in 6 chai tea bags and squeeze to release oils. Steep for 3 hours. Give tea bags one last squeeze before discarding from the infused sherry.

*Cinnamon Syrup – Place equal parts sugar and water, plus crushed up cinnamon sticks (2-3 sticks per cup of sugar), into a pot and bring to a light boil. Reduce to a simmer and let sit for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cool completely and strain.

 

 

 

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