Bar: We ID for our 100-proof Thanksgiving bird

November 24, 2009 12:24:34 PM PST
The Chinese dish known as Drunken Chicken has nothing on a bird that'll be dressing up a New York City tavern's Thanksgiving fare -- it may require legal ID to eat. Owner Paul Hurley is unveiling what he calls the nation's first 100-proof turkey.

A spokesman for the owner of O'Casey's Tavern in Midtown Manhattan says that 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.

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.