Easy Citrus Turkey Brine


This is a quick-and-easy turkey brine recipe that is full of citrus, brown sugar, garlic, and juniper, plus a kick from rum and limeade.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
1 to 1 batch of brine turkey


  • 96 ounces water

  • 32 ounces vegetable broth

  • 2 oranges, sliced

  • 1 onion, chopped into large pieces

  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate

  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup rum

  • ½ cup coarse salt

  • 2 tablespoons crushed garlic

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon ground thyme

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • 1 tablespoon juniper berries

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 3 bay leaves


  1. Combine water, broth, oranges, onion, limeade concentrate, orange juice concentrate, brown sugar, rum, salt, garlic, black pepper, thyme, parsley, juniper berries, cinnamon sticks, and bay leaves in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cover pot. Allow to cool completely, at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

105 Calories
0g Fat
22g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 105
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 2635mg 115%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 21mg 106%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 133mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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