May 24, 2020

The Turkarita

Bottoms Up
By Eric Cox | July 6, 2019

If you’re out blowin’ around Little Traverse Bay some sunny afternoon, drop anchor at Harbor Springs and wobble your sea legs over to Turkey’s Cafe & Pizzeria, which is ensconced in a charming historic building at 250 E. Main St. There, among the tasty sandwiches and clever little pizzas, you’ll find a brisk and bracing treasure that’ll blow some cool wind into your mainsail. The Turkarita, $8, is Turkey’s refreshing riff on the margarita. This cool cocktail can knock the heat out of any sunburn, or maybe numb it instead. Christened with an ample dose of Sparkling Donkey Tequila and mixed with a quality lemonade, this tonic comes in a neat, salted-rim tumbler with a lime garnish. Our advice: Squeeze that lime for an extra fresh citrus kick that’ll definitely rock your boat. One is great with lunch, but if you have another, be warned: You might find yourself three sheets to the wind. Find out more about Turkey’s Cafe & Pizzeria at


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