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What's Thanksgiving without Tequila? A Recipe for a Gourmet Drunken Turkey

What’s Thanksgiving without an overabundance of delicious food? We all know the deal: eat until you have to unbutton your pants and sprawl across the couch to watch football. Atleast that’s how they’ve always done it in my family. But why stop there? Naturally there’ll be a turkey stuffed with goodness. If you’re from the south the bird might even be deep-fried. We’ve got an idea to slip tequila in the mix, and as you know, everything is better with tequila.

Thanks to all the gourmet chefs out there, a manner to glaze a holiday turkey in tequila has been invented and I’m not going to lie, I’m psyched to try it. Why drink your tequila when you can eat it too? You can impress your guests and family with a scrumptious, elegant treat that will hopefully aid their drunken state so they’ll quit bickering.

Ingredients:

Good friends and family!

A turkey

A roasting bag

1 cup of cranberry juice

2 Granny Smith apples quartered

1 white onion quartered

3 cups of Tequila

1 lemon quartered

1 orange quartered

1 tsp salt and pepper to taste

2 sticks of unsalted butter cut in 1 inch wedges

2 cups of brown sugar

1 cup of honey

2 tsp of garlic salt

1 cup of finely chopped walnuts

1 cup of finely chopped dried cranberries

Fresh sage and thyme

How to:

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Farenheit. Wash the turkey. Pat dry and place in roasting bag in roasting pan.

The turkey rub: mix brown sugar, 1 cup of tequila, and cranberry juice in a bowl. Add walnuts and cranberries. Set aside.

Stuff the bird with lemon, orange, apples, onion, sage and thyme.

Pour honey on top of the turkey. Add salt, pepper and garlic salt on top as well.

Put slices of butter around the bottom of the turkey in the bag.

Inject one cup of tequila into the turkey.

Pour one cup of tequila over the outside of the turkey.

Bake for 5 hours.

Need some gravy with that turkey? We’ve got a simple recipe to top it off.

Gravy

Strain the juice that has accumulated in the bag after cooking. Pour the drippings into a pan. Add 1 cup of flour. Stir on medium heat until it’s mixed well.

When it’s all said and done tell you family to quit their bitchin’ and eat!

(Thanks to igourmet.com and Maestro DOBEL tequila for the recipe via http://www.hamptons.com/Food-And-Wine/Recipes/12046/Recipe-For-Thanksgiving-Day-Turkey-With-Tequila.html )