Brine Your Turkey in Gin This Thanksgiving
California’s Distillery No. 209 released a recipe for a groundbreaking new way to use their gin this week – as a brine for your Thanksgiving turkey!
Their recipe calls for a 14 pound turkey, but if yours is smaller or larger, just increase or decrease the recipe accordingly.
Place your bird in the brine so it is fully coated. It should be left in the refrigerator overnight or up to 48 hours. Once it’s done brining rinse the turkey with cold water and pat dry. Leave in the refrigerator for at least another 4 hours to dry out the skin. Distillery 209’s recipe also offers more tips on the cooking process of your gin turkey.
The flavor profiles of this recipe will pair perfectly with those in the gin. Grandpa and grandma will go crazy over this turkey and will never be able to guess your secret ingredient.
Want to pair your dinner with more gin-infused recipes? Metro UK has gin-loving recipes for botanical mashed potatoes and apple and plum pie.
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