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.

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

Recipe: Apple-Bourbon Turkey And Gravy

4. The cranberry sauce alone should get you tipsy.

Recipe: Kentucky Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

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


Recipe: Bourbon Gravy

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

Recipe: Bourbon-Pecan Stuffing

7. Bourbonize any and all sweet potatoes in sight.

Recipe: Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon and Maple

8. Seriously, all the sweet potatoes.

Recipe: Sweet Potato (Bourbon) Kugel

Check out the whole Thanksgivukkah menu too!

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


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.

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

Get the recipe here.

12. Pumpkin pie feels the same way.

Recipe: Brûléed Bourbon-Maple Pumpkin Pie

14. Cheesecake can play this game, too.

Recipe: Bourbon Pecan Pumpkin Cheesecake

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

Recipe: Bourbon-Butterscotch Ice Cream

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

Recipe: Brown Sugar-Bourbon Ice Cream.

17. Same goes for whipped cream.

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

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

Recipe: Bourbon Chai

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

Recipe: Triple Threat Turkey Club

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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