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Cranberry Sage Turkey Brine

Make your Thanksgiving Turkey even more delicious by brining it. Brining a turkey adds moisture and flavor, particularly when you use a flavorful brine. Brines can include all sorts of flavorings including herbs and spices, making the turkey taste like far more than your average roast bird.

Make note that the bird sits in the brining solution for 24 hours prior to cooking.


  • 3 Gallons warm water  
  • 2 Cups Kosher Salt 
  • 16 oz. (2 bottles) Backyard Bev Co. Cranberry Sage Cocktail Syrup
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar 
  • 4 sprigs of sage 
  • 4 Sprigs thyme 
  • 2 Sprigs of rosemary
  • 3 Bay Leaves 


  1. In a large stock pot add half of the water and bring to a low simmer. 
  2. Add salt, Backyard Bev Co Cranberry Sage Cocktail Syrup, and brown sugar to simmering water. Stir until salt and brown sugar are dissolved. 
  3. Remove from heat and bring to room temperature. 
  4. Once mixture has reached room temperature pour into a large stock pot or brining container. Add remaining water and whole herbs. 
  5. Allow mixture to chill below 40℉ before completely submerging turkey in mixture. Allow turkey to soak for at least 24 hours before removing from brine.


  • Pat turkey dry prior to cooking. 
  • Cranberry Sage Syrup also makes a great glaze. 

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