Turkey and Cranberries Two Ways: Two Cocktails to add to Thanksgiving Dinner

Specialty cocktail recipes you can try at home

When it comes to celebrating, HI Now hosts Kanoe Gibson and Kainoa Carlson have a cocktail for every occasion — and Thanksgiving is no exception! Today they’re sharing two cocktails recipes that you too can add to your own Thanksgiving dinner, courtesy of Jen Ackrill, bar manager from Hau Tree at the Kaimana Beach Hotel.

Ackrill is giving you a step-by-step demonstration of how to create Turkey and Cranberries Two Ways: The Turkey and Cranberry Flip and the Turkey and Cranberry Mule. Essentially, it is one cocktail with a variation that makes it two cocktails.

Cocktail Recipe: Turkey and Cranberry Flip

Ingredients:
2 oz Wild Turkey Rare Breed (or another quality bourbon)
1 oz organic cranberry juice
1 oz pomegranate syrup (recipe below)
3 coins of fresh ginger
3-4 dashes Angostura bitters
1 whole egg
Nutmeg for garnishing

Directions:
1) Muddle ginger in bottom of mixing tin, add remaining ingredients.
2) Add ice and shake well for 20-30 seconds.
3) Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with grated nutmeg.

Cocktail Recipe: Turkey and Cranberry Mule

Ingredients:
2 oz Wild Turkey Rare Breed (or another quality bourbon)
1oz organic cranberry juice
1oz pomegranate syrup (recipe below)
3 coins fresh ginger
3-4 dashes Angostura bitters
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
Ginger beer

Directions:
1) Muddle ginger in bottom of mixing tin, add remaining ingredients (except ginger beer).
2) Add ice and shake well for 10-20 seconds.
3) Pour over ice into a Collins or wine glass and top with ginger beer.

Ingredients for Pomegranate Syrup:
1cup POM Wonderful pomegranate juice
1 cup granulated sugar

Directions:
1) Combine in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until melted. (Do not boil!)
2) Take off heat, cool and transfer to container.

Note: You can keep this refrigerated for up to three weeks.