Recipe: Wild Turkey Super Bowl XLVII Cocktails

Recipe: Wild Turkey Super Bowl XLVII Cocktails

This Sunday marks the arrival of that time-honored worldwide tradition of sitting down and watching something called the Super Bowl in between commercials. For residents and supporters of San Francisco, it’s a time to redeem themselves after decades of disappointment following the glory years of Montana and Rice (and add to the city’s streak of championships following the Giants’ thrashing of the Tigers in the World Series). For the Ravens, it’s a time to establish themselves as a top-tier team in the NFL. For everyone else, it’s time to stuff their faces and figure out if Beyonce is lip-syncing again.

In the spirit (no pun intended) of such revelry, we present these two tasty treats courtesy of those bird flipping fanatics at Wild Turkey:Fourth and Long

Fourth and Long
1 oz. Wild Turkey 101
1/4 oz. Wild Turkey 81
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. Aperol
1/2 oz. maple syrup

Combine all ingredients, shake vigorously and serve in a high ball glass. Garnish with a wedge of lemon.

Give em the Bird Blitz
1 tablespoon fig jam
Give em the Bird Blitz1½ oz. Wild Turkey 81
¼ oz. orange liqueur
½ oz. fresh lemon juice

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an old fashioned glass over fresh ice.

We attempted both of these drinks in the test kitchens of our southern outpost, and found the Bird Blitz to be the superior of the two, with a smooth taste and easy going finish. However, we’re not exactly sure how well it will pair with hoagies, pizza, Cheetos, or other fan favorites on this glorious day of sports.

Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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