Honey Citrus Turkey Brine

A simple brine recipe and technique.

Honey Citrus Turkey Brine Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Honey Citrus Turkey Brine for 20 servings:

  • 4 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 (8 ounce) jars honey
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 oranges, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 (7 pound) bags of ice, or as needed

Honey Citrus Turkey Brine Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook10m
  • Ready In20m

To cook Honey Citrus Turkey Brine, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Honey Citrus Turkey Brine is about 10 minutes , and you can serve your Honey Citrus Turkey Brine within 20 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Honey Citrus Turkey Brine easily:

  1. 1 Place orange juice, water, honey, brown sugar, lemon, oranges, black pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic, and bay leaf in a large pot; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, 10 minutes. Remove from heat and gradually stir in ice to start chilling the brine.
  2. 2 Pour brine into a large bucket; add more ice to finish cooling.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Add your bird to the brine and cover with more ice for 24 hours. Remove bird and rinse thoroughly before cooking.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 249 calories; 0.2 grams of fat; 66.4 grams of carbohydrates; 0.8 gram of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 16 milligrams of sodium.

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