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Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon RecipeSeptember is National Bourbon Heritage Month, which means you have an even better reason to celebrate Bourbon for an entire month. At BourbonBlog.com, we do it every month and we encourage you to as well.

Wild Turkey tells us that have put a unique take on three of the most iconic whiskey cocktails–the Manhattan, the Old Fashioned and the Whiskey Sour–to commemorate National Bourbon Heritage Month. Wild Turkey Bourbon, at 101 proof, delivers a deeper, richer flavor that fits perfectly with these cocktails below. Each cocktail evokes the perfectly balanced profile that has made these drinks real classics, while tweaking them to surprise even a seasoned cocktail enthusiast.

Manhattan Cocktail Recipe
The Manhattan 101

Ingredients:

1 3/4 ounces Wild Turkey Bourbon
1/3 ounce dry vermouth
1/3 ounce sweet vermouth
1 thin slice fresh ginger
3 mint leaves
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
Dash aromatic bitters

Muddle ginger, mint, powdered sugar and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Add Wild Turkey Bourbon, vermouth and ice. Shake and strain into a chilled glass.

Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

    The Old Fashioned 101

Ingredients:

1 1/3 ounce Wild Turkey Bourbon
1/2 ounce apple cider
3 sage leaves
1 pinch of saffron
1 tsp brown sugar
2 orange twists
1 tsp orange zest
1 fresh cherry
1 ounce Amaretto

Slice cherry from top to bottom five times around pit, and soak in a cup of Amaretto. Muddle cider, sage, saffron, brown sugar, orange twists and zest together in glass. Add Wild Turkey Bourbon and stir. Strain and serve over ice, garnish with Amaretto-soaked cherry.

Whisky Sour Recipe with Wild Turkey Bourbon

    The Whiskey Sour 101

Ingredients:

1 1/2 ounces Wild Turkey Bourbon
1/2 ounce fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce honey
1 fresh cherry
1 ounce Wild Turkey American Honey
Dollop of egg white

Slice cherry from top to bottom five times around pit, and soak in a cup of Wild Turkey American Honey. Combine Wild Turkey Bourbon, grapefruit juice, lime juice and honey in a cocktail shaker. Froth egg white and add a dollop to the mixture. Shake and serve over ice. Garnish with Wild Turkey American Honey-soaked cherry.

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