Mighty Fine Turkey Brine

Mighty Fine Turkey Brine
  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 quarts apple juice (not from concentrate)
  • 1 pint whiskey (such as Jack Daniel's®)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 large Gala apple, quartered and chopped
  • 1 navel orange, quartered, or more to taste


  1. Combine 2 1/2 cups water and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until salt is dissolved, about 3 minutes.
  2. Pour water and salt mixture into a 5-gallon bucket. Add 1 gallon of water.
  3. Combine 2 1/2 cups water and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Pour into the bucket.
  4. Stir apple juice, whiskey, and lemon juice into the bucket. Add chopped apple. Squeeze in orange juice and add in rinds.

05/01/2018
Mighty Fine Turkey Brine, recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

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