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Recipe For Thanksgiving Day Turkey With Tequila Finish

Originally Posted: September 20, 2010

Try something new with your holiday turkey. (igourmet.com)

Southampton - Looking for a Thanksgiving Day turkey recipe that is deliciously different? Well, Maestro DOBEL Tequila has come up with a recipe for a traditional favorite that adds a zest and kick to old Tom Turkey himself!

Try introducing your Thanksgiving Day Turkey to the sweet finish and citrus flavors of Maestro DOBEL tequila.

Maestro DOBEL Tequila Thanksgiving Turkey

 • 1, 26 lb. Turkey
 • 1 Roasting Bag with tie
 • 1 Cup of cranberry juice
 • 2 Granny Smith apples quartered
 • 1 White onion quartered
 • 3 Cups Maestro DOBEL Tequila
 • 1 Lemon quartered
 • 1 Orange quartered
 • 1 Teaspoon of kosher salt and pepper to taste
 • 2 Sticks unsalted butter, cut into one-inch wedges
 • 2 Cups of brown sugar
 • 1 Cup of honey
 • 2 Teaspoons of garlic salt
 • 1 Cup of fine chopped walnuts
 • 1 Cup of fine chipped dried cranberries
 • Fresh Sage and Thyme bundle

How To Make

 • Preheat over to 325 degrees F.
 • Wash turkey well and pat dry then set turkey in roasting bag next set into roasting pan.

How To Make The Turkey Rub

 • Mix 2 cups of brown sugar, 1 cup of Maestro DOBEL Tequila, and 1 cup of cranberry juice in a large bowl.
 • Add 1 cup of fine chopped walnuts and 1 cup of fine chopped dried cranberries to brown sugar and tequila and cranberry mixture. Set turkey rub mixture aside.
 • Next, stuff cavity of the turkey with 1 lemon quartered, 1 orange quartered, 2 Granny Smith apples quartered, and 1 white onion quartered. Add Fresh sage and thyme bundle.
 • Pour 1 cup of honey over the top of turkey, add salt and pepper to taste, and 2 teaspoons of garlic salt to the top of turkey.
 • Cut 2 sticks of butter into half inch pieces and place around the bottom of the turkey in the bag.
 • Inject one cup of Maestro DOBEL tequila into the turkey.
 • Pour one cup of Maestro DOBEL tequila over the turkey in the roasting bag
 • Place turkey in a roasting pan and bake for five hours.

Easy Gravy

 • Strain the juices that have accumulated in the bag, skim off any fat, pour the turkey drippings into pan, add cup of flour and salt and pepper to taste. Stir on medium heat until all the flour is mixed well.

Your Tequila Turkey is ready! Enjoy and Ole!

About Maestro DOBEL Diamond Tequila
Maestro DOBEL is a luxurious silver tequila with the complexity of an aged spirit. Created by Juan-Domingo "DOBEL" Beckmann, the sixth-generation leader of the world's most prominent tequila-producing family, Maestro DOBEL is diamond-clear - a result of a proprietary blending and filtration technique. Hand-crafted in Jalisco, Mexico, DOBEL is a distinctive blend of three aged tequilas: Reposado (rested 15 months), Anejo (rested 24 months), and Extra-Anejo (rested for 36 months). DOBEL is 40 percent Alc./Vol.

For more information go to www.MaestroDobel.com.

Updated: September 20, 2010, 3:39 pm
Appeared In: food and wine >> recipes