Monday, November 23, 2009
Thanksgiving Drunk - The Latest Holiday Treat in Manhattan
Tavern owner says he'll unveil 100-proof turkey
Nov 23 2009
NEW YORK— You'll need to be 21 and show some ID to take a bite out of this Thanksgiving turkey. New York City tavern owner Paul Hurley said he'll unveil what he is calling the nation's first 100-proof turkey on Monday. A spokesman for the owner of O'Casey's Tavern in Midtown Manhattan said the bird is infused with fruit-flavored and 100-proof Georgi vodka for three days before being cooked. The flavors of vodka include peach, raspberry, cherry and apple.
The gravy is also laced with the distilled liquor. Before and after photos of the bird to be served are shown above. It was executed on Saturday night at a Satanic ritual in the Bronx.
Out of concern for the danger of drinking-and-driving, the tavern is offering a free taxi ride home to anyone who orders the turkey.
It wasn't immediately clear how much it will cost to have some of the boozy bird, but by the time you add on the fixings and the cab ride, $75 for a drumstick sounds about right.
A spokesman for PETA said the organization plans to picket the tavern on Turkey Day. The tavern owner said he had hired several NYC thugs to kick the crap out of the PRTA people. A second PETA spokesman said there could be a change in PETA's plans after review by the board.