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.
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.