Whether you’re an American living in the UK or just a Londoner wanting to live the American dream, celebrate Thanksgiving the right way – with a bold, all-american bourbon.
Treat yourself to something a little different and enjoy The Talented Mr Fox’s take on the traditional Old Fashioned Cocktail Rainy Autumn Wild Turkey 101 Old Fashioned, created by Matt Whiley, European Bartender of the Year 2018, and available at Scout (voted number 28 in the World Best Bars) just in time for thanksgiving.
Created by European Bartender of the Year 2018, Matt Whiley – aka The Talented Mr Fox, using Wild Turkey 101 with its high rye content and bold taste, it’s an autumnal pick-me-up that you won’t want to put down in a hurry.
Matt, owner of cocktail bar Scout, which was voted 28th in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2018, is a pioneer of innovative recipes, and this one certainly fits the bill. You can see for yourself at Scout, where they’ll be serving the Rainy Autumn Wild Turkey 101 Old Fashioned throughout November.
Follow the recipe below and enjoy this autumnal twist on an Old favourite from the comfort of home – it’s easier than you might think.
Rainy Autumn Wild Turkey 101 Old Fashioned by Matt Whiley
45ml Wild Turkey
5ml Jerusalem artichoke infused Wild Turkey 101*
5ml sugar syrup
2.5ml coffee liqueur
*To those who don’t know how, making a traditional Old Fashioned can seem like an impossible ask but it is easily mastered with a few simple steps. Just like the Old Fashioned, an infusion sounds tricky, but it isn’t. You just take some Wild Turkey 101 and some Jerusalem artichoke. Add the artichoke to the Wild Turkey for a short while. Congratulations, you’ve just infused!
Take a 45ml measure of Wild Turkey and add 5ml of Jerusalem artichoke infused Wild Turkey 101. Next it’s the turn of the sugar syrup (5ml) and the coffee liqueur (2.5ml).
Then? Just stir and pour over a block of ice.