Thirsty Thursday: Shoot A Wild Turkey Cocktail

In our humble opinion, Thanksgiving is superior to any other day of the year. In an effort to make this year’s feast the best of all time (sorry, Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe), we’re bringing you the recipes, how-tos and decorating ideas to help you become a Turkey Day pro.

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

This year give thanks to having your favorite Thanksgiving side dish transformed into a cocktail. That’s right! The Sweet Potato Casserole with all its silky, nutmeg-y goodness, is making its debut this year as a yummy (and yammy) cocktail shooter.

When you combine Wild Turkey bourbon, butterscotch schnapps, sweet potatoes and torched mini marshmallows, you get the best cocktail creation for the Turkey Day afterparty. After a long day of cooking, baking and entertaining, it’s time to shoot some Wild Turkey (bourbon). While it may not have been what the pilgrims had in mind for Thanksgiving, it’s still pretty satisfying.

Bottoms up, folks!

Shoot A Wild Turkey Cocktail

Recipe courtesy of Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark


  • 2 ounces Wild Turkey
  • 1 ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • 1/2 cup canned sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Creme brulee torch


Add whiskey, butterscotch schnapps, canned sweet potatoes and nutmeg to a blender and whir until smooth. Pour into two shooter glasses and top with mini marshmallows. Brown the marshmallows to your liking, from a golden brown to a charred, blackened patina. Let cool for a moment and then swallow drink in one gluttonous mouthful.

Still thirsty? Check out Thanksgiving cocktails on Cooking Channel.