I’m home for the holiday and looking forward to a great Thanksgiving meal. My Mom is a professional chef and always blows us away with a huge feast. My Dad and I will be roasting two full turkeys in our cajun microwave, which is always a blast to use.
But naturally throughout a day of food and talk with family and friends, there’s a need for refreshing cocktails. The hurdle I come upon is that my parents don’t keep much in the way of spirits in the house…and what is here is mostly things I’ve left behind on other occasions. The good news is that includes a mix of sherry, Campari and apple jack. The bad news is it includes a mix of sherry, Campari, and apple jack.
Knowing that the pickings would be slim, I brought up a bottle of Kahlua Coffee Cream, which I recently used for a flip creation.
All Saints Flip
1.5 oz Kahlua Coffee Cream
0.5 oz Ramazzotti amaro
0.5 oz Cognac
1 whole raw egg
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients in a shaker & dry shake. Then add ice and shake until cold and frothy. Strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with ground nutmeg.
Since I’ve been on something of a flip kick lately, this and a sherry flip are likely going to be one set of options for Thanksgiving cocktails.
While I don’t have anything set yet, I also am going to play around with some ideas for a cognac and amaro based savory cocktail.
And as a lighter option, I think the Fancy Variation will be great:
1 oz cognac
1 dash Angostura bitters
Stir cognac and bitters with ice in a mixing glass. Strain into a cocktail glass and top with champagne.
So, what will you be drinking on Thanksgiving?