SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 10: High fructose corn syrup is listed in the ingredients of a bottle of Mountain Dew that is displayed in a cooler of a food truck on June 10, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco board of supervisors has approved an ordinance that would require warning labels to be placed on advertisements for soda and sugary drinks to alert consumers of the risk of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. The ordinance would also ban advertising of sugary drinks on city-owned property. If San Francisco mayor Ed Lee approves the measure, the law would be the first of its kind in the nation. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A few years ago, I discovered how much I enjoyed a Turkey that had been “brined” before cooking.

Brrining is treating food with a liquid  or coarse salt which preserves and seasons the food while enhancing tenderness and flavor.  It is a great way to ensure a JUICY bird.

Anyway, I always do this the night before our bird meets the hot oil fryer.  My brine consists of a mixture of herbs and spices, vinegar and water.

However, this totally Southern one created by the Reynolds Kitchen folks, is EPIC.  And is a unique way to carmelize the skin.  Here’s what you do:

Tonight, mix equal parts Mountain Dew and water in a bucket. For every liter of mixture, add 1/4 cup kosher salt and put the turkey in the mixture overnight.

Tomorrow, make sure to pat the turkey dry, stuff it as you like, season it as you like, place it in an oven bag (or drop it in the oil, like us), cook it, and enjoy!

Voila, Mountain Dew Turkey!