A Boozy Bird: Bar Serves 100-Proof Turkey Dinner

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Alcoholics will gobble up this meal.

Bar owner Paul Hurley said he is unveilling the nation's first 100-proof turkey on Monday.

"It's a turkey you can eat and drink at the same time, but you'll need a cab home," Hurley told the NY Post.  "There's an ounce of vodka in every bite."

Hurley, 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.

He claims to have gotten the idea for the boozy bird from his dear ol' mother, in Ireland, 15 years ago.

"On christmas, my mom said, 'Why not try some vodka in the turkey?'" Hurley told the Post.

The flavors of vodka include peach, raspberry, cherry and apple.

The gravy is also laced with the distilled liquor, and there will be a vodka reservoir inside the turkey with a straw, letting you eat and drink at th same time.

The lush meal will run you $29.95, and includes stuffing, crandberry sauce, sweet potatoes and  -- out of concern for the danger of drinking-and-driving -- a free taxi ride home.

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