Happy Thanksgiving, time to drink some bourbon! Well, not just straight bourbon but bourbon with 7up and cranberry juice!
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Welcome To Common Man Cocktails. I’m your host Derrick Schommer. Today, we are going to create the Turkey Trot. This is because it’s Thanksgiving here in the United States so happy Thanksgiving, gobble, and gobble, happy Turkey day or whatever you celebrate. If you do not celebrate anything, you’ve celebrated with us by drinking the Turkey Trot.
And what we are going to be doing today is a little bourbon so we’re going to use an ounce of Maker’s Mark bourbon which I just picked up after last week when I said I needed to find another bourbon. I got a lot of good examples of goodies because I don’t think we even sell them around here. We got our 7-Up here so we’re going to do two ounces of 7-Up, two ounces of cranberry juice, one ounce of bourbon. We are going to drop that into a little a glass clash and we are going to celebrate Thanksgiving.
So let’s do some celebrating and I am going to stir this time. This isn’t going to be a shaking drink. So we’ve got that going for you. We are going to use some ice, obviously and we pour on our bourbon to stir so we’ll our one ounce, a little bit more. I haven’t tried this straight yet, kind of oaky.
I have tried the ultimate test which is Whiskey sour. Some people being at least one person last week said that they had, Jack Daniels I believed it was and it was okay and what-not but they never had a Whiskey sour and once they did they were like the Syrah which makes anything better. So I had that and I want to see the past and they kept that with Buffalo Trace and it’s a pretty tasty.
It’s not ashamed Buffalo Trace is a little more subtle. It’s got a little different flavor to it. This a little more red in your face, I equated this to brown sugar, little brown sugar in oak which can pass up brown sugar oak. If I could get like brown sugar and oak in put them together I’d do that so to trash. This is 7-Up and it’s going to be okay this time to put our 7-Up with the ingredients because we are not shaking it so we are not going to make a huge carbonated explosion. Straight that it up for minute, not really literally minute, pretty seconds, 20 seconds.
I like my Voltron, that’s actually my son’ Voltron. See, if you are not my demographic and you used to watch Voltron and you find out that they still sell Voltron like Amazon. You are going to buy your kid Voltron plus he steals on my Transformers that’s why you know you see him running.
Here we go, put some ice here. I got it I am not to take Megatron. He needs the classic Megatron. I want the gun Megatron. Thus the new ones they do not really look right to me. They are not original there. He has not transformed though. I liked Transformers that transform. He is definitely big.
So I got two drinks here, there’s your Turkey trot. It still got a lot of bubble in it from the 7-Up but I like it. It looks neat. It looks light. It’s not real light. It’s really tasty. Definitely oak comes rights through, no denying the bourbon-ness of this drink. Use your favorite bourbon, whatever it is or make us a marker.
Buffalo Trace if you can get it. I had a couple of people from Kentucky bourbon country. Tell me all the different bourbons they have. I got to tell about that. It tastes a little bit sweet. It was just kind a neat. It’s very structured with the bourbon. So think bourbon is a little citrusy brightness from the 7-Up. Knock it in too much cranberry juice maybe near the tail end but overall it’s a flavorful slightly fruity, slightly authentic style cocktail. Almost like an old fashioned little more fruit to it.
So there you go, that is the Turkey Trot. Everybody out there that’s celebrating the big old turkeys and some gravy and some stuffing, that’s what we’re probably doing when you are watching this. Have a good Thanksgiving. I am your host Derrick Schommer, we’re teaching you how to drink.