Drunkin Turkey

Cynthia Binsfield


I love beer butt chicken so I figured why not turkey. But have you ever sat a turkey on a little beer can?? Oy!! But i have made this recipe 3 times this season already 2-23lb turkeys and 1-12lb and it received rave reviews from everyone...Be sure to use the juices to make the best gravey you have ever tried. Enjoy.

★★★★★ 2 votes
30 Min
5 Hr


12 lb
1 - 12 oz
Bottled Beer, (Blue Moon)
1 c
1 large
Yellow Onion
1 lb
Baby Carrots
4 large
Celery Stalks
2 Tbsp
Butter (Smart Balance)
1 Tbsp
Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
1 Tbsp
Dried Rosemary
Salt & Pepper to Taste

How to Make Drunkin Turkey


  • 1Preheat oven to 325.
  • 2Pull out turkey neck and organs. Rinse turkey inside and out, neck and organs. Place everything in roasting pan.
  • 3Pour beer in and around turkey. Pout water around turkey.
  • 4Cut 1/2 onion in large wedges the other 1/2 in smaller wedges. Place 3 large wedges inside of turkey. All other wedges large and small around turkey
  • 5Place about a handfull if baby carrots inside turkey. Scatter all other carrots around turkey.
  • 6Be sure to use all of celery including the leaves and inside stalks. Chop leaves and inside stalks. Place inside turkey. Chop rest of celery and place around turkey.
  • 7Take 1 tablespoon of butter cut in half and spread under skin of turkey by breast. Take other tablespoon of butter and rub all over outside of turkey.
  • 8Rub olive oil all over outside of turkey.
  • 9Season turkey, inside and out, and the vegetables and beer broth around turkey with salt and pepper. Sprinkle rosemary all over turkey inside and out.
  • 10Cover turkey with foil. Place in oven set at 325 and bake covered for about 3 hours. Uncover and roast for remaining time basting with juices often. Most directions say about 4 hours but count on it taking longer.
  • 11When done, remove Turkey from oven, cover with foil and let rest for 20 minutes.
  • 12Place turkey on platter, spoon vegetables around turkey and serve.

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About Drunkin Turkey

Course/Dish: Turkey
Other Tag: Quick & Easy