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Wild Turkey Associate Distiller Eddie Russell, BourbonBlog Host Tom Fischer, and Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell Give the Bird to order you a Wild Turkey Bourbon

Legendary whiskey aficionado Benjamin Franklin (among his other distinguished titles) once said, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.”

Shouldn’t bourbon be another one of life’s certainties?

Wild Turkey Bourbon thinks so and tells in honor of their tagline, “Give ‘Em the Bird,” they want us all to sit back and enjoy what Uncle Sam simply can’t touch – the smooth taste of bourbon in your belly.  Here are a few bourbon cocktails to celebrate the end of Tax Day 2012!

Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon new bottle

The Moneymaker (The 81 Old Fashioned)

The Moneymaker CocktailCreated by Franky Marshall, Clover Club

2 oz Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon
1 Barspoon Demerara Syrup
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
2 Dashes Orange Bitters (1-1 Fee’s & Regan’s)

Stir and strain over ice into an Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with lemon and orange twists. 

Bourbon Manhattan cocktailThe Civic Duty (Wild Turkey Bourbon Manhattan)

2 parts Wild Turkey 101
1 1/2 parts sweet vermouth
1 dash bitters

Stir well with cracked ice and strain into a Manhattan or chilled martini glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.


The Turkey Tariff (Chasing Tail)

Chasing Tail2 parts Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon
1 part cherry flavored cola
1/2 part amaretto

Combine in on the rocks and garnish with a cherry.

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