Beer and Honey Turkey Injection

Beer and Honey Turkey Injection

The Spruce / Wanda Abraham

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 3 mins
Total: 13 mins
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
715 Calories
0g Fat
160g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 715
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3274mg 142%
Total Carbohydrate 160g 58%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 152g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 49mg 247%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 320mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This turkey injection combines a traditional Cajun flavor with beer and honey that results in a delicious, well-balanced taste. Since this injection marinade contains honey, it needs to be warm (but not hot) when it is injected into the turkey.


  • 1/2 cup apple cider

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 1 cup dark ale

  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for beer and honey turkey injection

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  2. Bring the apple cider to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat.

    Apple cider in a saucepan

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  3. Stir in honey and mix until smooth.

    cider and honey in a saucepan

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  4. Remove pan from heat and stir in beer and Cajun seasoning. Let stand 3 to 4 minutes before using a marinade injector to season your turkey.

    Beer and Honey Turkey Injection marinade in a saucepan

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Marinating Your Turkey

Pat surface of turkey dry with paper towels. Load a syringe with marinade mixture, making sure the marinade is still slightly warm. Inject mixture into the breast, thigh, and leg of the turkey, making sure to inject small amounts all into different sections. Wipe away any marinade that leaks through the skin. Season the skin of the turkey with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper and discard any remaining marinade. Cook turkey as desired.