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HAPPY THANKSGIVING - Turkey Martini

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Updated November 19, 2015
 
The Official
TURKEY DAY COCKTAIL
Recipe
 
Don't freak out - I didn't stuff a turkey in a martini glass! I tried, it just wouldn't fit, so I did the next best thing ....
 
Since I first started creating cocktail recipes I wanted to create a martini inspired by a traditional Thanksgiving dinner but all I could conjure up in my head was a glass of turkey gravy garnished with a twist of browned turkey skin.  I'd shudder and go back to the Thanksgiving dessert table for my holiday inspiration.

Then, whenI was making my grocery list for Thanksgiving dinner a few years ago, my list included chicken broth and suddenly a light bulb went on over my head.  I could make a Bullshot using turkey broth instead of beef and put Thanksgiving dinner on the cocktail pick!

What's a BULLSHOT?
A Bullshot is a cocktail made with beef broth and vodka, it was a popular drink at brunch back in the days of the fern bars.  I hadn't thought of a Bullshot in years, they went out of fashion about the time the fern bars disappeared, but once the memory floated up to my conscious brain I realized it would be a great inspiration for my "turkey" martini.  Instead of a gravy martini I could do a broth martini!

I used bacon vodka in place of the plain vodka called for in a classic Bullshot, made a poultry seasoning rim instead of adding celery salt and replaced the beef bouillon with low salt turkey (or chicken) broth, BUT. . . .the whole key to this savory thanksgiving meal martini is the garnish.  I've included all the classic flavors from a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on the martini pick - a couple bites of turkey, a couple of croutons as the dressing, a couple of cranberries and a bite of yam.  Then I added the pickled green bean to represent the ever popular green bean casserole!  Place the loaded martini pick across the rim of your glass so the croutons don't get soggy and when you drink it you can swirl the garnished pick in your martini!

When you finish your Turkey Day Dinner Cocktail, you can slide right into the Pumpkin Pie Martinis for dessert.

Now you really can DRINK YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER.


PLEASE drink responsibly this holiday weekend and
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
 
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2 comments:

  1. *laughs* I am one for the strange and crazy - but even this sounds nasty to me :p Looking forward to your book! :)

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  2. Diva - if you can get past the fact that I called it a turkey martini - gasping gobble - it's actually not bad!

    Of course, a Bullshot is served hot while I suggested chilling this one - but feel free to keep the heat and put it in either a metal martini glass or a cup!

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