A Guide To Including Bourbon In 100% Of Your Thanksgiving Meal


2. We’ll start off easy: Mix up a cozy bourbon cider cocktail for everyone.

With ginger beer too! Get the recipe.

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3. Needless to say, the turkey should be liberally doused in bourbon before (and during) roasting.

Recipe: Apple-Bourbon Turkey And Gravy

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4. The cranberry sauce alone should get you tipsy.

Recipe: Kentucky Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

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5. Gravy, being a liquid, is an obvious and highly effective bourbon vehicle.


Recipe: Bourbon Gravy

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6. Your pecan stuffing could definitely use a nice, stiff drink.

Recipe: Bourbon-Pecan Stuffing

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7. Bourbonize any and all sweet potatoes in sight.

Recipe: Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon and Maple

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8. Seriously, all the sweet potatoes.

Recipe: Sweet Potato (Bourbon) Kugel

Check out the whole Thanksgivukkah menu too!

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9. While you’re at it, throw some of the good stuff on the other sides dishes too.

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10. And keep a significant quantity of Bacon-Bourbon Butter on hand for everything else.

(That’s the one on top). Prepare to slather it all over your turkey, your potatoes, your dinner rolls, your body.

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11. No self-respecting pecan pie would go out in public without a healthy amount of bourbon in it.

Get the recipe here.

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12. Pumpkin pie feels the same way.

Recipe: Brûléed Bourbon-Maple Pumpkin Pie

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13. And cherry!

Recipe: Cherry-Bourbon Pie

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14. Cheesecake can play this game, too.

Recipe: Bourbon Pecan Pumpkin Cheesecake

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15. And you know what goes great with either? Bourbon ice cream.

Recipe: Bourbon-Butterscotch Ice Cream

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16. Really, it’s simple: Put bourbon in ice cream. Put ice cream on everything.

Recipe: Brown Sugar-Bourbon Ice Cream.

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17. Same goes for whipped cream.

Just add 1 tablespoon of bourbon to 1 cup of cream and whip away.

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18. If you’re finishing out the meal with coffee or tea, you know what to do. (Add bourbon.)

Recipe: Bourbon Chai

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19. Bonus Round: Get some bourbon-glazed bacon all up in that leftover turkey sandwich.

Recipe: Triple Threat Turkey Club

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20. A final word of advice: If your bourbon index drops to dangerously low levels at any point during Thanksgiving, there’s no shame in some quality time with a bottle out back.

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