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Wild Turkey Day!

November 19, 2007

Yup, Wild Turkey Day is almost upon us. If you’re looking to change it up a bit this year, you might be interested in some special recipes from the very booze the holiday was named after…

Click here or on the picture below to discover some delicious items from the makers of the official Thanksgiving booze (according to your favorite Doctor)…Wild Turkey!

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Check out the Bourbon Baked Beans, Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Bourbon Sauce, and Wild Turkey Sweet Potatoes to start.

…and don’t forget the cocktails! You’re bound to have some leftover booze – use it as our forefathers intended! Try something from here, here, here or here.

Lastly (courtesy of The Liquor Snob), make sure you follow these “Wild Turkey Tips for Thanksgiving”:

  • Take a few nips before you get to the table. You’d be surprised how many places you can find in your parents’ house to sneak a drink. Hell, your mom’s been doing it for years.
  • Wild Turkey is a gentleman’s drink. Don’t forget to share with grandma. Alternately, you can share with any “available” friends your siblings may have brought home for the holiday (21 and older only, please). In a pinch, attractive cousins at least twice-removed are acceptable – they’re called “kissing cousins” for a reason.
  • Bring your bottle to the table. There’s no reason to interrupt your Turkey consumption while people are stuffing themselves with bird. If your family doesn’t approve, put it in a gravy boat and tell everyone it’s vegetarian dipping sauce…it’ll be all yours.
  • Swish the bourbon in your mouth during and between bites. This is a way to try to rehydrate the dry, overcooked turkey, if necessary. It will most likely be necessary.
  • Don’t forget dessert! The Wild Turkey website says the taste of their bourbon “…is an American classic with caramel and vanilla and notes of honey and oranges. The finish is very long, rich and full-bodied, powerful, yet soothing.” If Wild Turkey’s not a perfect after-Thanksgiving-dinner drink, we don’t know what is.
  • Try to pass out right after dinner. This works well with the 101 proof variety. If you play your cards right, you’ll be off in tryptophan and bourbon-induced slumber behind a potted plant well before your uncles start unbuttoning their pants to make room for seconds.
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