Imperial Sugar
Imperial Sugar

Bourbon and Beer Turkey Brine


  • 2 gallons water
  • 1 cup light beer or amber ale
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 2 cups coarse salt
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 5 sprigs fresh parsley


      1. Using a pot large enough to hold your turkey (12-15 pounds), combine all ingredients. Stir to dissolve the salt and sugars. Add the turkey and refrigerate for 24-36 hours. 
      2. Dry turkey with towels and cook as desired.
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      Recipe developed for Imperial Sugar by Susan Whetzel @doughmesstic.

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