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Easy Turkey Brine Recipe


2 gallons of water
Whole Turkey
1 cup salt
1 whole red onion
6 garlic cloves smashed
6 bay leaves
sprig thyme
sprig rosemary
sprig sage
2 lemons
2-4 cups cooking wine or dry white wine
3 tbsp black peppercorns

  1. Boil half a gallon of water and add salt, onion, garlic, bay leaves, thyme rosemary and sage and boil for 4-5 minutes
  2. Allow water to completely cool or refrigerate until cold
  3. Place turkey into a large bin or stock pot and pour cooled mixture into the bin
  4. Add lemons, wine and peppercorns and fill with remaining water until turkey is covered
  5. Refrigerate for 8 – 24 hours max

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