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.
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