Woodford Reserve Turkey Brine

For the Brine: (Measurements shown are for a 20-pound bird.)

2 Gallons of Water
1 cup salt
3 cups of sorghum
4 cups of Woodford Reserve Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
2 oranges, sliced peel and all
2 Tbsp. black pepper corns
12 bay leaves
6 cloves

 

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Combine all ingredients together in a large pot and bring to a simmer until incorporated. Cool to 40 degrees. Brine the turkey overnight for best results.

 

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For the Turkey Glaze:

1 cup Woodford Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
1 cup sorghum
1 cup butter

Melt sorghum, mount with butter a bit at a time, whisking in. Whisk in the whiskey off the heat. Glaze the bird with this mixture once the skin on top of the bird starts to turn golden.

 

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