And It was All Yellow: Turmeric Cocktails To Try Now

It seems around every corner, we are seeing more and more “healthy” ingredients creeping into drinks culture. Although we are fully aware that cocktails and booze can never exactly be healthy, we do like seeing some of our favorite ingredients successfully incorporated into cocktails.

We have a bit of an obsession with Turmeric which is proven to have anti-inflammatory properties and is a strong anti-oxidant. Many cafés are serving up Golden Turmeric Lattes, which we truly love, and more and more, we are seeing this beautiful yellow spice on cocktail menus. Here are some of the Turmeric cocktails that should be on your radar.

Turmeric Cocktails

The Gold Collar at Winsome

Gold Collar at Winsome

The Gold Collar is described by as “liquid sunshine” by Winsome’s Bar Director, Edwin Cruz. It is made with El Dorado 5 Year Rum, apricot liqueur, turmeric ginger horchata, coconut milk, candied ginger & star anise.

1115 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Photo Courtesy @Eatwinsome

Casablanca at Slowly Shirley

Casablanca at Slowly Shirley

Created by Ray Sakover, this cocktail brings the exotic sexy. Made with Majon Gin, Scarlet Ibis, Lemon, Turmeric Juice, Honey, & House-Made Date-Demerara Syrup & Moroccan Syrup. Downstairs, 121 W 10th St, New York, NY 10011 

Hipster Espresso Martini at QT Hotels and Resort

Hipster Martini Espresso Martini at QT Hotels and Resorts

We head down under for the Hipster Espresso Martini created by QT Hotels & Resort’s Beverage Director, Jared Thibault. Served on the menus at QT Sydney’s Gilt Lounge and QT Melbourne’s Rooftop at QT, the cocktail combines turmeric-infused vodka, Patron XO, organic espresso and organic blue agave shaken and strained into a turmeric sugar-rimmed coupe glass with a star anise garnish.

49 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia / 133 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Donkey Horse at The Garret East

Donkey Horse at the Garret East

The cool kids over at The Garret East are serving up turmeric in their Donkey Horse cocktail. Beverage Director Grant Wheeler creates a turmeric-infused Dolin Blanc and combines it with Blanco tequila, lime juice, Little Jumbo Ginger Brew and Salmiakki Dala Scandinavian Fernet.

206 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

Smoky Bourbon at Soneva Resorts

Smoky Bourbon at Soneva Resorts

Proving that the Turmeric trend is certainly worldwide, Soneva Resorts in Thailand and the Maldives is serving up this spirits on spirit cocktail. A mixture of turmeric-infused vodka, bourbon, orange juice, sour mix and basil, the Smoky Bourbon is then smoked with double applewood using a smoke gun and covered with a lid before serving.

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