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3 Vodka-Turmeric Cocktails For The Mixology Enthusiasts

By: Risha Ganguly

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Mixology enthusiasts are always on the lookout for unique ingredients that can elevate their cocktail game. One such golden addition to your cocktails is turmeric. Known for its vibrant colour, earthy flavour, and numerous health benefits, turmeric seems to have found its way into the glasses of mixology aficionados around the globe. When paired with the neutral and smooth character of vodka, turmeric becomes the perfect ingredient for delicious cocktails. 

The Golden Touch of Turmeric: 

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Turmeric, often hailed as a superfood, has been cherished for centuries for its medicinal properties. Packed with curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory compound, turmeric is celebrated for its potential to boost immunity, improve digestion, and provide antioxidant benefits. Beyond its health perks, turmeric adds a distinctive colour and flavour to dishes and beverages alike. When introduced to the world of mixology, this golden spice proves to be a game-changer, imparting not only a rich hue but also a depth of flavour that goes exceptionally well with the clean canvas of vodka. 

Turmeric Twist Mule 

This refreshing and zesty cocktail puts a spin on the classic Moscow Mule, infusing it with the warm embrace of turmeric. Here's how to mix up a Turmeric Twist Mule: 

Ingredients: 

  • 60 ml vodka 
  • 60 ml fresh lime juice 
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder 
  • 240 ml ginger beer 
  • Ice cubes 
  • Lime wheel and fresh mint for garnish 

Method: 

  • Fill a copper mug (or your preferred glass) with ice cubes. 
  • In a shaker, combine vodka, fresh lime juice, and turmeric powder. Shake well. 
  • Strain the mixture into the prepared glass. 
  • Top with ginger beer and gently stir. 
  • Garnish with a lime wheel and a sprig of fresh mint. 
  • Enjoy the refreshing and vibrant Turmeric Twist Mule. 

Sunrise Elixir 

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Embrace the warmth of a sunrise with this vibrant and fruity vodka-turmeric cocktail. The Sunrise Elixir is a perfect balance of sweetness and spice: 

Ingredients: 

  • 60 ml vodka 
  • 120 ml pineapple juice 
  • 120 ml orange juice 
  • 90 ml turmeric simple syrup (combine equal parts water and sugar, heat until dissolved, add turmeric powder, and let cool) 
  • Ice cubes 
  • Orange slice and pineapple wedge for garnish 

Method: 

  • Fill a shaker with ice cubes. 
  • Add vodka, pineapple juice, orange juice, and turmeric simple syrup. 
  • Shake well to chill the mixture. 
  • Strain the elixir into a glass filled with ice. 
  • Garnish with an orange slice and a pineapple wedge. 
  • Sip and savour the tropical flavours of the Sunrise Elixir. 

Spiced Turmeric Martini 

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Elevate the classic Martini with a touch of warmth and spice in this Spiced Turmeric Martini. It's a sophisticated cocktail that marries the elegance of a Martini with the boldness of turmeric: 

Ingredients: 

  • 60 ml vodka 
  • 30 ml dry vermouth 
  • 30 ml turmeric-infused honey syrup (combine honey, water, and turmeric, heat until dissolved, and let cool) 
  • Ice cubes 
  • Lemon twist for garnish 

Method: 

  • Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes. 
  • Pour in vodka, dry vermouth, and turmeric-infused honey syrup. 
  • Stir the mixture well to chill. 
  • Strain the liquid into a chilled martini glass. 
  • Express the oils from a lemon twist over the cocktail and drop it in. 
  • Enjoy the sophisticated flavours of the Spiced Turmeric Martini.