A few months ago, I asked Kevin Ludwig, owner of Beaker and Flask, if he’d be interested in making a special Thanksgiving cocktail for Turkey Tracker. He said “yes,” and last week I had the joy of tasting it for the first time. It’s a delicious apéritif, which you’ll have the pleasure of learning to make from Kevin himself during the Turkey Tracker broadcast.
We’re not going to post the recipe until it airs on Thanksgiving, but we will tell you what ingredients you need, so you’ll be all ready to play along at home.
Ingredients for Beaker and Flask’s Turkey Tracker inspired cocktail:
Wild Turkey Rye
Martini and Rossi Bianco Vermouth
Cynar (an Italian liqueur made with artichoke leaves)
Gewürztraminer Syrup (1 part dry gewürztraminer, 1 part water and 2 parts sugar, cooked into a simple syrup)
You’ll also need a cocktail shaker, and some way to zest the orange.
This is a seriously good cocktail, and if you’re at all inclined towards mixology that goes beyond ice, whiskey and coke, I urge you to get these ingredients and tune in to see how it’s done from the master himself.
If you’re wondering what you’ll do with the Cynar (probably the most surprising ingredient) after making this cocktail, I promise to post more Cynar recipes to the blog to help you use it up, or come to your house and take if off your hands.