However, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I will most likely be cooking some sort of meal here at my home – but probably not as ornate as my dad’s Thanksgiving meal. Since the meal will be a little more modern, I think it’s only fitting to serve some sort of great cocktail.
I couldn’t think of a better happy accident than getting an email to try out the Famous Grouse – which is blended Scotch whisky. This whisky has been the highest selling whisky in Scotland since 1980. When it arrived at my door step I was shocked to see I received an entire bottle – I thought it was going to be a tiny sample! Uhm..anyone want to come over for some whisky?
It also came complete with different drink recipes to try – but this one caught my eye: Famous Pumpkin Pie Martini. Pumpkin Pie and liquor together? Fantastic.
Here’s the recipe:
Famous Pumpkin Pie Martini
1 oz Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky
4 tsp pumpkin pie filling
1 oz apple juice
0.5 oz half and half cream
0.25 oz maple syrup
2 dashes of cinnamon
nutmeg for garnish
1) Combine ingredients in a shaker tin with ice, shake vigorously and strain into a chilled Martini glass.
2) Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.
I’m going to try this out this weekend as the ingredients are quite easy (and most of them I have already)!
Happy Thanksgiving friends!