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11 INGREDIENTS 4 STEPS 25min

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.
Maple Whiskey Turkey Brine Recipe | SideChef
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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25min
Total Time
$3.04
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
12
US / METRIC
3 cups
Whiskey
1 cup
Apple Cider
8 cups
Water
5 cloves
Garlic , minced
2 Tbsp
Peppercorns
3
Oranges , peeled
peels only
3
Apples , peeled
peels only
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
326
FAT
0.1 g
PROTEIN
0.4 g
CARBS
45.3 g

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”.

Cooking Instructions

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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) , Orange Peels (3) , Apple Peels (3) , and Water (8 cups) .
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.
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
326
% Daily Value*
Fat
0.1 g
0%
Saturated Fat
0.0 g
0%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
0.0 mg
0%
Carbohydrates
45.3 g
16%
Fiber
1.3 g
5%
Sugars
39.5 g
--
Protein
0.4 g
1%
Sodium
10011.4 mg
435%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
95.9 mg
7%
Iron
0.2 mg
1%
Potassium
222.0 mg
5%
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