Recipes and Cooking Bourbon and Cider Pan Gravy This gravy recipe works with or without pan drippings, but if you are roasting a turkey, we recommend adding the drippings here. It adds extra flavor you just can't replicate. By Lisa Holderness Brown Lisa Holderness Brown Instagram Lisa Holderness Brown is a skilled brand consultant, writer, and editor with over 30 years of experience developing products for Better Homes & Gardens, including TV shows, cookbooks, and contributions to the magazine. Lisa Holderness Brown attended Iowa State University, graduating with a degree in Journalism and Family & Consumer Sciences, Food and Nutrition. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 13, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Carson Downing Total Time: 15 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 2 1/4 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients Reserved drippings from a roast turkey ¼ cup apple cider 2 - 3 tablespoon bourbon or apple cider No-salt-added turkey or chicken broth ⅓ cup all-purpose flour Salt and pepper Directions After roasting turkey, transfer to a cutting board. Pour drippings into a 2-cup liquid measuring cup. Skim off fat, reserving 1/4 cup fat. Add cider and bourbon to roasting pan, stirring to loosen brown bits. Add cider mixture to skimmed drippings. Add enough turkey broth to equal 2 cups. In a medium saucepan place reserved fat. Whisk in flour. Cook and stir over medium 1 minute. Add drippings mixture all at once. Cook and stir over medium until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Makes 2 1/4 cups. Tips Prep as directed, using 1/4 cup butter in place of turkey fat. Combine cider and bourbon; add enough broth to equal 2 cups. Melt butter in saucepan and cook as directed in Step 2; cool slightly. Transfer to an airtight container; refrigerate up to 3 days. Reheat gravy in a saucepan. If you like, add 2 to 3 Tbsp. drippings from the turkey for extra flavor. Take It Easy: In a small saucepan stir together one 12-oz. jar purchased turkey gravy, 1/4 cup apple cider, and 2 Tbsp. bourbon; heat through. If you like, stir in 2 to 3 Tbsp. turkey drippings and 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh sage. Makes 1 1/2 cups. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 56 Calories 4g Fat 3g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 56 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 5% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 10mg 3% Sodium 1339mg 58% Total Carbohydrate 3g 1% Total Sugars 1g Protein 1g Calcium 2mg 0% Iron 0.1mg 1% Potassium 10mg 0% Folate, total 4.9mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.