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Cider Vinegar Turkey Brine

Treat your turkey right with this easy and flavorful wet brine

Yield: 10 portions
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 to 2½ hours

Fresh herbs, sugar, salt and ACV make up this easy wet brine. The result is a juicy, tender bird the whole family will love. Great for roasted chickens as well!

Cider Vinegar Turkey Brine

12 cups water, divided

2 cups sugar

1 cup salt

1 cup Nature’s Intent Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

2 Tbsp. sage

2 Tbsp. rosemary

2 Tbsp. thyme

1 Tbsp. black pepper

14-16 lb. turkey

  1. Boil 4 cups of water with 1 cup of Nature's Intent Apple Cider Vinegar. Add salt and sugar and mix until dissolved. Add 8 cups of cold water to all the spices and 4 cups of ice to cool down brine.
  2. Rinse turkey, remove giblets and place in the brine.
  3. Place turkey and brine in a cooking bag and close with a piece of twine. Brine turkey overnight.
  4. Remove turkey from the brine and rinse the outside and cavity with cold running water. Pat dry.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place turkey and giblets into a roasting pan and fill bottom with 1 inch of water. Roast turkey covered until internal temperature reaches 140°F, about 1½ hours. Remove lid and baste with pan juices.
  6. Continue roasting until internal temperature reaches 165°F and golden brown. Remove from oven and let turkey rest covered until internal temperature of turkey gets up to 180°F.

ACV TIP #1: Swap white vinegar for ACV in your favorite recipes for extra flavor.