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Creative cocktail ideas for Thanksgiving

The "Granny" cocktail with pumpkin puree, cream and Greenbar's organic vanilla vodka.

Take Two visits Litty Mathew of local craft distillery, Greenbar Collective, where they produce locally-sourced vodka and liqueur. She gives us the skinny on how to mix up some Thanksgiving cocktails.  

Granny

2 oz TRU organic vanilla vodka (
1 oz canned pumpkin puree
1/2 oz maple syrup
1/2 oz half & half (or non-dairy sub)
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/4 oz fresh lemon juice
Rim glass with sugar + cinnamon
Shake all ingredients
Double strain into martini glass

The New Side Dish (our fall take on the cosmo)

2 oz TRU organic lemon vodka 
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz freshly prepared cranberry sauce ( we used a metal jigger to measure the sauce)
.5 oz simple syrup
Shake all hard. Strain into martini glass; garnish with cranberry chunk from sauce or lemon twist.


The Gravy Boat (this is a mini cocktail - perfect for the dirty martini lover)

1.5 oz TRU organic Garden 
.5 oz veal demi-glace (it might work with really good turkey gravy, too)
roasted sage leaves (salt and lightly oil before baking in oven till dry and crisp)
Shake TRU and demi-glace, pour into martini glass. Garnish with roasted sage leaf. Served and consume immediately. 


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