We all know that Thanksgiving is tomorrow and turkey is on the brain…I want to make sure to include the bourbon brined turkey recipe that makes my holiday every year.
I brine my turkey with a bourbon and apple cider brine. I used to use a clean bucket and fill it with my brine, but the bag that is used in this recipe helps conserve ingredients. A smaller container has more surface to liquid interaction. (Bourbon lovers can appreciate that fact- smaller barrels age whiskey faster with more wood interaction!) My recipe doesn’t have as much information as this comparable recipe on Food.com has so I decided it would be better to give you this one. The only thing I would change would be to put some apple cider in there-maybe half water, half cider. It’s important that you fully dissolve the salt with those ingredients on the stove. I love the mashing of the fruit into the whiskey!
Enjoy everyone! Have a wonderful holiday!