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4 Turmeric-Infused Cocktails To Add Colour To Winter

Turmeric Cocktails

The spice turmeric has a warm, slightly bitter flavour and a bright yellow-orange colour. It has been utilised for centuries in traditional cooking and medicine, and more people are becoming aware of its possible health advantages. Turmeric has the potential to improve the flavour and health of cocktails. According to certain research, curcumin may strengthen the immune system. Although using turmeric in cocktails won't make you a miracle worker, it can be a tasty way to add the spice to your diet.

A wide range of spirits, such as rum, vodka, and gin, can be combined with turmeric to create a variety of interesting cocktails. Turmeric infusions give spirits a distinctive flavour and vivid colour to mixed drinks. Here's how to incorporate turmeric into tequila, whisky, gin, and vodka.

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1. Infuse Vodka with Turmeric: 

You can easily use incredible vodkas like Ketel One, Smirnoff and Ciroc for this infused cocktail. The turmeric can easily infuse with the neutral colour of vodka to create a vibrant yellow-ish cocktail.

Ingredients:

1 cup/ 240 ml vodka
1 tablespoon of turmeric powder

Method:

  • Ground turmeric and vodka should be combined in a sterile, airtight container.
  • To guarantee that the turmeric is dispersed evenly, seal the container and give it a good shake.
  • The container should be kept in a dark, cool place for at least 24 to 48 hours. Every now and then, shake it.
  • Once the vodka has infused, filter it using cheesecloth or a fine-mesh strainer to eliminate any remaining turmeric particles.
  • Pour the vodka that has been infused with turmeric back into the bottle or another glass container.
  • Antioxidant-rich turmeric can boost the amount of antioxidants in a cocktail by infusing it with vodka. Free radicals are countered by antioxidants within the body.  The warm, earthy flavour that turmeric imparts to vodka gives it a distinctive, exotic flavour profile that can improve the overall drinking experience.

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2. Infuse Gin with Turmeric : 

Use Tanqueray or Gordon's for this delicious cocktail, and make sure you add some interesting garnishes to add to the flavours of the drink.

Ingredients:

1 cup/ 240 ml gin 
1 tablespoon of turmeric powder

Guidelines:

  • Gin and ground turmeric should be combined in a sterile, airtight container.
  • Shake well after sealing the container.
  • Shake occasionally and let the mixture infuse for at least 24 to 48 hours in a cool, dark place.
  • Once the gin has infused, pass it through cheesecloth or a strainer with fine mesh.
  • Pour the gin infused with turmeric back into the bottle or another glass container.
  • Antioxidants found in abundance in turmeric can aid in the body's defence against free radicals. In addition to supporting general health, antioxidants may help reduce the risk of developing chronic illnesses. Turmeric may benefit gut health, according to certain research. Turmeric's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities might support a healthy digestive tract.

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3. Infuse Tequila with Turmeric : 

You can pick Don Julio's blanco or even the red-hued reposado tequilas for this infusion. 

Ingredients:

1 cup/240 ml of tequila
1 tablespoon of turmeric powder

Guidelines:

  • Tequila and ground turmeric should be combined in a sanitised, airtight container.
  • Shake well after sealing the container.
  • Shake the mixture occasionally while letting it infuse for 24 to 48 hours in a cool, dark place.
  • After infusing, pass the tequila through cheesecloth or a strainer with fine mesh.
  • Pour the tequila with turmeric back into the bottle or another glass container.
  • Curcumin may help reduce inflammation associated with alcohol consumption, according to certain studies. Even though the benefits might be slight, a whisky cocktail with turmeric infusion may have some mild anti-inflammatory properties.  Whisky gains a distinct taste profile from the addition of turmeric, which gives it a warm, earthy flavour that can improve the overall drinking experience.

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4. Infuse Whisky with Turmeric :

For this one, you can go for a wide variety of whiskies, from Johnnie Walker's blended Scotch to single malts like Talisker, and even bourbons like RC American Pride.

Ingredients:

1 Cup/ 240ml  of whisky
1 tablespoon of turmeric powder

Guidelines:

  • Whisky and ground turmeric should be combined in a sanitised, airtight container.
  • Shake well after sealing the container.
  • Shake occasionally and let the mixture infuse for at least 24 to 48 hours in a cool, dark place.
  • Once the whisky has infused, pass it through cheesecloth or a strainer with fine mesh.
  • Pour the whisky with turmeric back into the bottle or another glass container.
  • The tequila gains a visually appealing rich golden hue from the addition of turmeric. Turmeric's earthy, slightly bitter flavour combines well with the agave notes in tequila to give your cocktails a distinctive twist. Antioxidants found in abundance in turmeric aid in the body's defence against oxidative stress. Antioxidants are important for general health and may help reduce the chance of developing chronic illnesses.