Secret Recipe: Elixir’s Kentucky Pilgrim
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Originally created by local bar mixologist and founding member of San Francisco Cocktail Week, H. Joseph Ehrmann, this delicious cocktail has become a holiday classic.
The Kentucky Pilgrim
1 1/2 ounces Wild Turkey Thanksgiving Infusion (see recipe below)
1 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 ounce demerara syrup
1. In a mixing glass, add all ingredients, fill with ice, and shake well for 10 seconds.
2. Use a Hawthorne strainer to pour into a wine glass.
3. Garnish with a long lemon twist.
For a warm cocktail:
1. Mix all ingredients into a mug and add 3 ounces hot water.
2. Stir and garnish with a wide lemon disc twist.
Wild Turkey Thanksgiving Infusion
1 liter Wild Turkey 101
2 bar spoons cardamom seeds
1 1/2 cups dried, unsweetened cranberries
3 sticks cinnamon
1. In a wide-mouthed glass infusion jar, place Wild Turkey 101 and cardamom seeds.
2. Close and leave in a dark cool place for 1 day.
3. Strain out cardamom and add dried unsweetened cranberries and cinnamon.
4. Close and leave for another 2 days, agitating once per day.
5. Strain solids and store in the original Wild Turkey bottle with proper labeling.