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Creative cocktail ideas for Thanksgiving

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

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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.