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Maple Whiskey Turkey Brine
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11 INGREDIENTS • 4 STEPS • 25MINS

Maple Whiskey Turkey Brine

This foolproof brine guarantees a moist, juicy, and flavor-packed bird that will have your guests coming back for seconds. The delicious combination of whiskey, maple syrup, fresh herbs, spices, orange, and apple peels create a mouthwatering marinade that penetrates deep into the meat, infusing it with unbelievable flavor.
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This foolproof brine guarantees a moist, juicy, and flavor-packed bird that will have your guests coming back for seconds. The delicious combination of whiskey, maple syrup, fresh herbs, spices, orange, and apple peels create a mouthwatering marinade that penetrates deep into the meat, infusing it with unbelievable flavor.
25MINS
Total Time
$3.04
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
12
us / metric
Whiskey
3 cups
Whiskey
Apple Cider
1 cup
Apple Cider
Water
8 cups
Water
Garlic
5 cloves
Garlic, minced
Peppercorns
2 Tbsp
Peppercorns
Orange
3
Oranges, peeled
peels only
Apple
3
Apples, peeled
peels only
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
298
Fat
--
Protein
--
Carbs
38.1 g
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Author's Notes

Make sure to use a turkey that hasn’t been pre-brined; otherwise, your bird will be too salty. Pre-brined turkeys are usually labeled “enhanced”, “kosher”, “self-basting”, or “basted”.
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step 1
In a large pot, combine Whiskey (3 cups), Maple Syrup (2 cups), Apple Cider (1 cup), Kosher Salt (1 cup), Peppercorns (2 Tbsp), Bay Leaves (4), Garlic (5 cloves), Fresh Rosemary (3 sprigs), Oranges (3), Apples (3), and {@10:}.
step 2
Bring the mixture to a boil and stir until the salt dissolves completely. Turn off the heat, cover, and chill completely.
step 3
Place your turkey in a large pot or a brining bag and pour in the maple whiskey brine. Make sure the bird is completely submerged. Leave the turkey to brine in the fridge for 12 to 24 hours.
step 4
When ready for roasting, rinse the turkey and leave it in cold water for 15 minutes.
step 4 When ready for roasting, rinse the turkey and leave it in cold water for 15 minutes.
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Dairy-Free
Gluten-Free
Christmas
Shellfish-Free
Vegan
Vegetarian
Thanksgiving
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