Hard Cider Brined Turkey
Recipe type: Brine for Meat
Cuisine: Thanksgiving
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Serves: 1
Looking for a super moist turkey this Thanksgiving try our Hard Cider Brined Turkey! Moist with hints of apple & lemon make this the perfect turkey brine.
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Table Salt or Pickling Salt
  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 Bottle of Gluten Free Hard Cider or Gluten Free Beer
  • 2 Lemons, sliced
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Head Garlic, smashed
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Rosemary, chopped or 1 Teaspoon dried Rosemary
  • Brining Bag(s)
  • 20-25lb Turkey
  1. In a large stock pot combine the sugar and the water; bring to a boil then remove from the heat. Add the remaining ingredients with the exception of the Turkey. Allow the hard cider turkey brine to cool then place in the refrigerator for 1 day.
  2. Place your thawed turkey into a brine bag, or a large pot pour the hard cider brining mixture over the turkey. Seal the brine bag with the zip tie provided and or a rubber band. Allow the turkey to sit in the brining mixture for at least 24hrs or up to 2 days.
Recipe by Sassy Southern Yankee at https://sassysouthernyankee.com/2014/11/hard-cider-brined-turkey/