Being trapped at the dinner table for Thanksgiving dinner with the relatives can be enough to drive anyone to the liquor cabinet, but thereâ€™s no need for the “Two Buck Chuck” or even a flask this year, so says Brand X.
Thatâ€™s because the nationâ€™s first 100-proof vodka-infused turkey has arrived, and just in time, right? As our Times colleague Chris Barton said so eloquently, â€œMan, does this seem like a terrible idea!â€
Paul Hurley, owner of Oâ€™Caseyâ€™s Tavern in NYC, is the culprit innovator here. His recipe for disaster for the drunken bird calls for it to be infused with 100-proof and fruit-flavored vodkas for three days, before being cooked and served with gravy (which, naturally, is also made with a touch of 100-proof vodka). And before you get any ideas, young ‘uns, the turkey will be served only for those 21 and over.
Oâ€™Caseyâ€™s is also providing a free taxi ride for anyone in the city who takes on this challenge of a feast, and Georgi Vodka plans to place the mischievous recipe in liquor stores everywhere. So is there really any excuse not to join in?
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