Attack of the 100-proof turkey
This Thanksgiving, binge eaters and drinkers can kill two birds with one stone. O'Casey's Tavern in Manhattan is unveiling their 100-proof turkey today, serendipitously in sync with the Heath section's cover story on the psychology behind binge eating, which researchers have found has strong biochemical resemblance to alcoholism and addiction.
As if tryptophan wasn't enough of an intoxicant, O'Casey's turkey is marinated in 100-proof Georgi vodka, along with peach, raspberry, cherry and apple flavored vodkas for 72 hours. According to a story in the New York Post, the bird will contain one ounce of alcohol per bite. The cost of the bender ($29.95) includes vodka-infused gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and a taxi ride home (a vomitorium, however, is not included).
For those aiming to abstain this holiday season, there's the recently released Jones Tofurkey and Gravy Soda, a vegan and non-alcoholic alternative.
-- Krista Simmons
Photo credit: Karl O'Connor