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Honey and White Wine Turkey Injection Marinade

Honey and White Wine Turkey Injection Marinade

This injection is perfect for a smoked Thanksgiving turkey. The best part is that it can be used as both an injection marinade and as a baste. Use a rub that compliments these flavors for the best turkey you’ve ever had!
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Course: Marinades/Brines
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Injection marinade, poultry injection, Turkey Injection
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (omit if you’ve brined the turkey)
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add wine and honey. Cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes until mixture is well combined. Add remaining ingredients, stir through, and remove pan from the heat. Let the mixture cool to room temperature before using.
  • If you are planning to use this mixture as an injection and baste, then reserve half of it for later.
  • Using a meat injector, inject marinade into the meatiest part of the bird. Season and cook as directed.
  • Use reserved marinade as a baste during the latter half of cook time.


Photo by: Sabrina Baksh