How to Drink Your Vegetarian Turkey

Photo: Camper English/Alcademics

In the run-up to the nation’s day of gorging, Camper English reminds us of his special recipe, which knocks that weird NPR cranberry sauce off the table. For the vegetarian booze-hound in any family, make sure to include a batch of Wild Tofurkey. English has three recipes for the whiskey-infused baked tofu, which basically involve marinating tofu in Wild Turkey cocktails and then baking it. Read on for one of his three concoctions, and head on over to Alcademics for two more.

Marinade 2: An Old-Fashioned, dumped into a bowl

* 1 tsp orange marmalade
* 2 maraschino cherries, muddled
* 1 sugar cube
* 2 dashes Angostura bitters
* 3 ounces Wild Turkey 101

Marinate pressed (water squeezed out) tofu overnight. Bake on lightly oiled cookie sheet at 300 degrees for 30-40 minutes, turning at least once. Remove from oven before it starts to look crispy or charred. If I had to do it again, I would make thicker slices and cook it on the lighter side, as the less it’s cooked inside the more bourbon flavor is retained.

Wild Tofurkey

How to Drink Your Vegetarian Turkey