Why do the same-oh, same-oh brine for your turkey? This year, switch it up some and try this delicious brine for extra flavor and juiciness to your turkey. This recipe is for up to a 22-pound turkey
Ingredients: 1 gallon of cold water, 2 cups Kosher or sea salt, 2 cups apple juice, 1 cup bourbon,1 Tbsp freshly cracked black pepper, ½ cup brown sugar, 4-6 bay leaves. 2-3 bags of ice.
Preparation: In a container large enough to hold your turkey and the ingredients--- add all ingredients and stir until salt and sugar is dissolved. Place THAWED turkey into brine mixture, making sure entire turkey is submerged into the liquid. You may need to add more cold water.Use the bags of ice to help keep the turkey from floating in the brine. It will also keep the water cold. Allow turkey to soak for at least six hours or overnight. IMPORTANT! After soaking, remove turkey from brine, and rinse it under running cold water to flush excess salt off the inside and outside of the bird. Towel pat dry and put a light coat of canola oil over entire bird to help keep skin from getting too dark while barbecuing or smoking