Thanksgiving Dinner in 5 Shots
FWx started with five favorite Thanksgiving dishes: cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, turkey with stuffing and pumpkin pie. From there, our resident mixologist Justine Sterling crafted recipes for shots based on key flavors and our least terrible ideas. After taste-testing them, we can say that they are highly shootable.
Cranberry Sauce Jell-O Shot
We’ve never minded the jiggly cranberry sauce from a can, so here's a Jell-O shot homage. Makes About 20 shots 1 3-ounce package of cranberry Jell-O 1 cup boiling water 3/4 cup gin 1/3 cup Domaine De Canton ginger liqueur Orange zestMix the Jell-O with the boiling water and stir until it dissolves. Pour in the gin and Canton, mix. Divide the mix into shot glasses and place in the fridge until the Jell-O hardens (about three hours). Garnish with orange zest and serve.
Mashed Potato Shot
This version has way less starch than the original. Makes 1 shot 1 1/2 ounces potato vodka brown butter rim potato chipCook a stick of butter over moderate heat shaking until the butter is nutty-smelling and the foam subsides. Strain off the solids and pour them onto a plate. Rim a shot glass with the brown butter solids. Pour in vodka, garnish with potato chip and serve.
Green Bean Casserole Shot
For lovers of the pickleback. Makes 1 shot 1 ounce blanco tequila 1/2 ounce pickled green bean brine Pickled green beanPour tequila and brine into a shot glass. Garnish with green bean and serve.
Turkey with Stuffing Shot
Leg or breast not included. Makes 1 shot 1 1/2 ounces Wild Turkey 101 Rye 8 dashes celery bitters Bell's Poultry Seasoning Pour the seasoning onto a plate. Wet the rim of the shot glass with water (or chicken broth) and roll the edge in the poultry seasoning. Pour the rye into the glass, add the bitters and serve.
Pumpkin Pie Shot
Absolutely no Thanksgiving meal is complete without a pumpkin pie. Makes 1 shot 1 1/2 ounces spiced rum Heavy cream Pumpkin pie spice Make fresh whipped cream with a cocktail shaker using Jim Meehan's technique. Pour rum into the shot glass and layer on whipped cream. Garnish with a sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice.