Double Trouble: 2 Wild Turkey Drink Recipes You Need To Try

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A wild turkey is one of the three popular whisky recipes that are known as the classics. These drinks are perfect to be served at parties and other similar events. Since we are still in the process of coming out of a pandemic and going out to party seems like a vague concept, you can prepare this drink at your home too.

So if you are thinking about throwing a small party for your loved ones then you should check out these Wild Turkey drinks to make your party an instant hit.

Wild Turkey Drink Recipes: 

1. Wild Turkey’s Manhattan 

Closely related to the popular trio that includes Manhattan 101, this one is a favorite of many. The making of this drink starts similar to how you make a classic Manhattan 101 but then there is an interesting turn with the addition of mint and ginger to it. If you are as curious to find out, then here is what you need to make this cocktail:

Wild Turkey Drink Ingredients

  • Ginger (Thin Slices)
  • Mint Leaves
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Dash BItters
  • Dry Vermouth 
  • Sweet Vermouth 
  • Bourbon

How to Make:

1. Get the ingredients ready

The first thing you have to do to begin making this is to get all the ingredients required and keep them ready so you don’t have to run around while you are making the drinks. 

2. Prepare 

In the cocktail shaker, add 1 thin slice of ginger freshly cut, 3-4 mint leaves, 1 bitter, and half a teaspoon of powdered sugar. Muddle all these ingredients properly in the cocktail shaker. Keep it ready for the next step. 

3. Add the drinks

In the next step, add 1 and ¾ ounce of Bourbon, ⅓ ounces of dry vermouth, and sweet vermouth each. To this add some crushed ice and close the lid of the shaker and shake it well for 20-25 seconds. 

4. Strain 

Before you pour in the drinks make sure that the cocktail glass is chilled for the best taste. Next, strain the drink using a strainer and pour the drink into a cocktail glass. Garnish the glass with lemon wedges or a mint leaf. 

Tips to Remember:

  • It is advised to use fresh ginger and mint leaves for the best taste. 
  • If you do not have powdered sugar then you can either grind the granulated sugar in the mixer or use sugar syrup too. 
  • You have the liberty to choose the type of bourbon or whiskey you want to use for your drink. There are a lot of options that work great for this recipe. 

Since a Wild Turkey drink comes in the category of hard drinks, it is advised to enjoy this drink patiently and savor the taste. 

2. Wild Turkey with Whiskey

If you want to enjoy wild turkey with some whiskey then you can do that too. This one is simple and the ingredients can be easily found in the kitchen. Very similar to Sour whisky 101 this cocktail is different with a little twist. So get your things and get ready to make this fun and unique drink for your guests. 

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Wild Turkey Drink Ingredients

  • Bourbon Whiskey
  • Grape Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Honey

How to make: 

To make this variation of wild turkey drink you need to follow these steps: 

1. Keep the things ready

The first step to making anything is to get all the needed things and ingredients ready before you start making the dish or drink. It is always fun to show off some of your bartending skills in front of your guests, and for that, you need to keep all the things that you would need within your reach and ready to use. 

2. Mix the ingredients

Take a cocktail shaker and fill it halfway up with some crushed ice. To this add 1 and a half ounces of bourbon whiskey, ½ ounces each of freshly squeezed grape juice and lime juice, and also ½ ounce of honey. 

3. Shake it well and garnishing

After putting on the lid make sure to vigorously shake all these ingredients in the cocktail shaker for 20-25 seconds. Strain the drink and pour it into a chilled cocktail glass. You can garnish this drink by using a cherry that has been dipped in a honey liqueur. 

Tips to remember

  • It is important to note that using fresh juices of the ingredients gives the best flavor, you can though use the packaged ones too. 
  • If you want then you can also add an egg white, which gives a nice flavor to this drink. Whisk an egg white in a bowl and then add it to the shaker and shake it for a longer duration. It also gives a nice frothy texture to this drink. 
  • You can enjoy this drink on the rocks and even without ice. This drink tastes better when the alcohol content is high so you can use the whisky of your choice and enjoy this drink. 

How you can enjoy Wild Turkey?

A Wild Turkey Bourbon has been a popular choice of drink for thanksgiving because of the obvious relation to turkey. Apart from this, it can be served in several ways and remains the favorite of many. 

On the Rocks

This one is the most popular and easy way to serve this cocktail. Since this drink comes in the family of hard liquor, enjoying it on the rocks neutralizes the alcohol content but still tastes great. 

Straight away

This is for the days you know you won’t have to drive yourself home and only have to go to sleep next, enjoy this cocktail straight from a cocktail glass, with nothing to dilute the alcohol, and enjoy it in its pure glory. 

Ginger Ale

We have already discussed the interesting flavor that this drink gets after adding some ginger. So if you like you can skip adding the ginger slice and instead use ginger ale. 

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Now you are all set to party with these unique and fun wild turkey drinks to serve them and get all the praises. 

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