Tequila turkey gravy recipe could make you fall in love with gravy

Teremana fall cocktails, photo provided by Teremana Tequila
Teremana fall cocktails, photo provided by Teremana Tequila /

This tequila turkey gravy recipe will have you stop dreading gravy at  Thanksgiving dinner.

Looking to add some flavor and creativity to the Thanksgiving table? This tequila turkey gravy recipe could become a new holiday food tradition. While Dwayne Johnson might not be virtually cooking with you, his Teremana Tequila is the secret ingredient to this recipe. And, you can enjoy a cocktail or two with dinner.

Adding liquor to a recipe is an easy way to boost a dish’s flavor. From wine in certain sauces to a beer braises to even a liquor flambe for dessert, alcohol isn’t poured in a glass.

This year, Teremana Tequila is taking the old school phrase, can you smell what The Rock is cooking, to a new twist. Why not put change up that tired gravy with a tequila turkey gravy.

The recipe is fairly simple. Check out how to make the recipe.

Teremana Tequila Gravy

  • Add 1 oz. of Teremana Tequila for every 16 oz. of gravy. Whisk over heat until combined.

Now, to be clear, you do need to cook out the alcohol, especially if you have some under 21 guests at the table. When you taste the gravy, it is clear when the alcohol has been cooked off. Although you will not see the flame color change like a flambe, the gravy shouldn’t taste like a shot.

In a way, this idea could work for a variety of dishes. From a sauce for a ham to a de-glaze for a brisket, the options are many. Maybe even a shot of Teremana Tequila could make cranberry sauce taste better.

If you prefer to have your Teremana Tequila in the form of a cocktail, don’t worry. There are a couple of holiday cocktails that are a perfect pairing for Thanksgiving dinner.

Carrot King


  • 1.5oz Teremana Reposado
  • 1oz Fresh Carrot Juice
  • .75oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .5oz Ginger Syrup
  • 2 dashes Hot Sauce
  • Pinch of Celery Salt


  • Build in a glass. Add ice, then mix ingredients by “rolling” back and forth between Collins glass and the larger end of a shaker tin. Garnish with a carrot top or parsley sprig and a pinch of celery salt.

The key to this cocktail is the balance of spicy and sweet. There is a slight, slow burn that seems to bring you back for another sip. Also, if you have leftover uncooked carrots from Thanksgiving dinner, you can make your own carrot juices. And, remember root to tip cooking always helps to prevent food waste.

Teremana holiday margarita
Teremana Holiday Margarita, photo provided by Teremana Tequila /

While the People’s Margarita is a year round delight, this holiday flavor twist might earn you a top spot on Santa’s nice list.

Spiced Pomegranate Manarita


  • 1.5oz Teremana Blanco Tequila
  • 1oz Pomegranate Juice
  • .75 Cinnamon Syrup
  • .5 Lime Juice
  • 2 Dashes Orange Bitters (optional)


  • Shake and strain into a double old fashioned glass. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and orange wheels.

If you don’t have cinnamon syrup, you can make a cinnamon infused simple syrup. Or, even coffee maple syrup would be a nice substitute.

This holiday season be a little playful in the kitchen. The bar and the kitchen are close together. Why not swap ingredients in various recipes. A tequila turkey gravy recipe could make you forget that your bird was a little too dry.

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What new recipe are you trying for Thanksgiving dinner?