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.
The 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
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
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
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
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.
Locations at soneva.com
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