T-Day – Thanksgiving in a cocktail glass

There’ll be wine with the holiday bird and its surrounding trimmings, but how about a drink to get us ready for the feast? Reminiscent of an Old Fashioned, this has been tailored to capture flavors in the meal about to weigh down the table. The ingredients blend tart, spicy, sweet, bitter, warm, and cool, bringing the classic flavors swirling into the glass. For a classic non-alcoholic cocktail, here is the recipe for a Shirley Temple.

2 whole cloves
1 teaspoon simple syrup
An orange slice (cut the wheel into two halves)
1 1/2 ounces bourbon
1 ounce cranberry juice (100 per cent juice only)
2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle the cloves, syrup and half an orange slice. Add ice, bourbon, cranberry juice, and bitters. Stir and garnish with remaining half slice of orange.

Tomorrow: Black Friday.


T-Day ingredients: ready to muddle!

T-Day ingredients: ready to muddle!

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