A Guide To Using Turmeric In Your Cocktails

turmeric cocktails

Turmeric is a famous spice that is used in almost every dish that we make. It is known to have antibacterial properties and has been scientifically proven to cure ailments like body pain and inflammation. Not only this, it has also been associated with boosting the immune system of our bodies and can also give you glowing skin. Turmeric is very good for the body when paired with alcohol. The taste of your cocktails will be elevated and at the same time, you will start glowing inside out.

To give an unusual pop to your regular gin cocktail, you can add some turmeric syrup to your drink. Tanqueray Gin and turmeric make a beautiful fusion and the drink becomes surprisingly refreshing. Gin has a distinct spicy flavour of its own and when combined with turmeric which is a spice, the drink becomes extremely tasty. Ketel One Vodka when combined with turmeric syrup and some maple syrup bring out the most earthy flavours in your cocktails. Turmeric as an ingredient helps in bringing everything together and also adds a special flavour of its own.

You can also make an exotic Margarita with the help of Antiquity Blue Whisky and turmeric powder. Other than turmeric, adding some ground spices like chilli powder with a pinch of salt can make it taste like something you have never had before. Combining turmeric with tequila is another bomb cocktail recipe that you must try. The turmeric gives your tequila a golden sunset colour. Adding some more ingredients like lemon juice and sea salt can make it the perfect libation for your party.
Let's look at our top cocktail recipes infused with the goodness of turmeric that you can try making at home. 

Rat tail cocktail

Rat Tail

This interesting cocktail recipe has a very evidently refreshing aftertaste of turmeric. Along with refreshing flavours, you will also taste hints of sweetness and spice. Let's look at the ingredients that you need to make this recipe.


  • 15 ml Agave Juice
  • 15 ml bitters
  • 15 ml Smirnoff Vodka
  • A single piece of diced turmeric
  • Cilantro
  • Black pepper
  • Lemon

Add the diced turmeric to the bottom of a shaker. Now add the rest of the ingredients and top everything with some ice cubes. Shake the shaker to mix everything well. Now add pepper and cilantro and lemon on the top to garnish. 

Chakra opener

Chakra Opener

This is a vintage recipe that is inspired by the bold ingredients that were used in ancient times to make alcohol. All of the ingredients come together in harmony and the taste of the final assortment is very refreshing and bright.


  • 45 ml Signature whisky
  • 15 orange juice
  • 15 ml cinnamon simple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • Orange zest for garnishing 

To prepare this cocktail recipe mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with lots of ice. Shake it well and double-strain it into a rock glass. Garnish your cocktail with lots of orange zest.

turmeric gin cocktail

Turmeric Gin Cocktail

This is a four-ingredient simple and easy gin cocktail recipe that you can try making at home. This is something that your tummy will love. It can be a perfect drink on winter evenings while sitting while watching your favourite TV shows or reading a book.


  • 45 ml Gordon’s Gin
  • 15 ml turmeric syrup 
  • One lemon
  • 45 ml ginger beer

To make this easy recipe all you have to do is throw all the ingredients in a tall glass filled with lots of ice. You don't even need to shake anything to make this cocktail. Make sure that you squeeze your lemon in the end after throwing all the ingredients in the glass. Add lots of ice cubes. This is one of the healthiest cocktail recipes that you can ever find.
Using turmeric in your cocktails can be a life-changing experience. Chances are high that you might have used turmeric in your mocktails or smoothies before but trust us that after you start adding turmeric to your cocktails there will be no going back. It is one of those ingredients that not only provides you with health benefits but also enhances the taste of everything.