1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, until sugar and salt dissolve. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Rinse the turkey. Place in a deep bowl or pot, breast-side down. Pour the brine over the breast and refrigerate, loosely covered, overnight (if store bought, 1-2 days if bought from the farmer)
  3. Remove the turkey from the brine 30 minutes before roasting, and allow to air dry.