Perfect Turkey Day Celebration with 3 Timely Cocktail Recipes

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, do yourself a favor and enjoy the holiday for what it’s worth – good food, good drink, relaxation and Thanksgiving’s slate of seemingly endless football games.

Hornitos® Tequila wants to make sure that you are properly equipped with a plan that gets you through each stage of the holiday. Using the tips below, you’ll be prepped and ready to get the most out of the day – from opening kickoff, right through dessert.


 Stage 1: Thanksgiving Day Football

Hornitos® Tequila’s Char-Cold One is a refreshing beer-inspired cocktail that is perfect for starting your day. Sit back, put your feet up and watch football the way that it’s meant to be watched.


Char-Cold OneChar-Cold One - Bar

  • 1 ½ parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
  • 5 parts Mexican lager
  • 3 dashes hot sauce
  • 8 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ part lime juice


Preparation: Combine ingredients in a pint glass or pilsner glass and serve. Garnish with lime.


Stage 2: The Main Course

The Hornitos® Plata Paloma is a lighter drink that won’t fill you up as you empty your plate of all of the turkey, stuffing and Thanksgiving goodness that you can stomach.


Hornitos Plata Paloma - BarHornitos® Plata Paloma

  • 2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
  • ½ part lime juice
  • 2 parts white grapefruit juice
  • 2 parts club soda


Preparation: Combine ingredients in a glass and serve. Garnish with a lime slice.


Stage 3: The Dessert

Unwind at the end of a long day with the Brewed Awakenings coffee-inspired tequila cocktail that pairs perfectly with any pie on your Thanksgiving spread (that is if you have room for dessert.)


Brewed Awakenings with BottleBrewed Awakenings

  • 1 ½ parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
  • 1 ½ parts coffee liqueur
  • ¼ part vanilla syrup *
  • 1 part heavy cream


*To make vanilla syrup, mix together 1 part sugar, 1 part water and 1 part vanilla extract. Bring to a boil and cool before serving (approximately 1-2 minutes)


Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a glass and serve

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Hayden Walker
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Hayden Walker is the Editor in Chief and Director of Operations for Austin Food Magazine

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