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There are a lot of things that might drive you to drink, but nothing does it quite like the holidays. Afraid so -- it's that time again to go over the river and through the woods to be annoyed by relatives you barely remember, who are once again ready to turn our nation's airports into outposts from Hell as they zero in on Grandmother's house, which may or may not be in foreclosure any day now. And, ever since the trees were paved over to put up that cookie-cutter subdivision, there's no more slipping off for a "walk" in the woods with a flask of bourbon tucked in your hip pocket.
Ah, but here's an idea: the 100-proof turkey, which was unveiled today by the United Restaurant and Tavern Owners Association. The bird takes three days to prepare and is "infused with five different flavors of vodka: peach, cherry, orange, lemon and apple," with gravy that's also made with 100-proof vodka. The recipe is to be posted at liquor stores across the country and will be served at 100 pubs around New York City, including PD O'Hurley's tavern, which URTO president Paul Hurley happens to own. (This is Hurley's second year of the 100-proof turkey.) Bars are even throwing in a free cab ride for anyone who orders the boozy bird. As for Granny, don't worry. She started the 100-proof turkey last week. And doubled the alcohol.
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