Turkey a la vodka tops for Thanksgiving, says Irish bar owner
Yes you heard it right - Turkey injected with vodka
By: KENNETH HAYNES | Published Friday, November 18, 2011, 8:14 AM | Updated Friday, November 18, 2011, 12:13 PM
An Irish pub owner in New York is serving turkey a la vodka for Thanksgiving – a recipe he says his mother created for him back in Ireland.
Paul Hurley of O’Casey’s bar in midtown Manhattan will inject all his birds with 100-proof Georgi vodka to liven up Turkey Day for customers.
“It’s a turkey you can eat and drink at the same time, but you'll need a cab home,” Hurley told the New York Post. There's an ounce of turkey in every bite.
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On Sunday, chef Paul Loftus began injecting eight ounces of vodka into each of the 20 pound birds.
Already more than 124 holiday boozers have signed up for the bird. A whole cooked turkey goes for $69.
Hurley says his mom in Ireland came up with the idea.
The bar owner said: “On Christmas my mom said ‘why not try some vodka in the turkey.’”
Originally published in November 2009.