If you are looking for an untraditional (read: boozy) way to change up how you cook your turkey this Thanksgiving, the whiskey-glazed turkey recipe from The Hungry Mouse will do just the trick. The roasted bird is covered in a mixture of whiskey (or scotch), maple syrup and five-spice powder that will give it a nice, full fall flavor.
This recipe works with both a full bird or a simple turkey breast. Whether you are feeding the full extended family, or just a small gathering and don't need the carcass for soup-making purposes later on, this is a great option.
The whiskey-glazed turkey has a bit of warm spice from extra cinnamon, clove, star anise and smoked paprika. You also stuff it with garlic and lemon that has star anise and cinnamon sticks shoved in it.