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 Here’s how you can make this liquid sunshine.

Turmeric has come a long way, from being just another Indian spice to the bestselling flavour on a Starbucks menu. It is official, “Turmeric” is “The Thing” to have these days!

Turmeric lattes are a great way to start your morning. But for the evenings, when it’s a little late for a latte, you can count on turmeric cocktails to add some sunshine to your life.  

Diageo Brand Ambassador, Afzal Kaba tell us how to make our own turmeric gin cocktails. 
To begin, Afzal infuses Tanqueray gin with turmeric.

Turmeric gin infusion
To make the turmeric infused gin, you need to infuse 200gms of turmeric in 700ml of Tanqueray gin. Then leave it to infuse for 5-12 days. You can later use the turmeric gin to make these delicious turmeric cocktails.


1. T3 (Tanqueray Turmeric & Tonic)
Give your videsi G&T a desi spin with some turmeric. (link to desi g&t cocktail article)

Ingredients
60ml Tanqueray gin infused with turmeric
180ml chilled tonic water
Cubes of ice
Rosemary, for garnish 

Method
Fill a wine glass with ice cubes. Add infused Tanqueray to glass.
Top the glass with Tonic water. Give it a very light stir.
Add rosemary, as a garnish.

Put Down The Lattes, Turmeric Cocktails Are Here To Take Over Your Taste Buds

2. Tanqueray Turmeric Fizz
Fizzy and flavourful, this cocktail will have your millennial friends lining up for a refill.

Ingredients
60ml Tanqueray gin infused with turmeric
15ml honey
15ml fresh lime juice
Pinch of salt
Egg white
80ml soda
Ice cubes
Turmeric powder or grated fresh turmeric, for garnish 

Method
Add all the above ingredients in a cocktail shaker (except the egg whites).
Fill a shaker with ice cubes, then egg whites and shake hard.
Strain it in a highball glass.
Slowly fill soda from the centre of the glass.
Add garnish and serve.

Put Down The Lattes, Turmeric Cocktails Are Here To Take Over Your Taste Buds
  
3. Tanqueray Turmeric Gimlet
How about you give your classic gimlet a turmeric makeover too?

Ingredients
50ml Tanqueray gin infused with turmeric 
30ml lime cordial 
Pinch of salt 
Ice cubes 
Dehydrated orange wheel & pickled turmeric slice, for garnish

Method
Take all the above ingredients and add it to a mixing glass. 
Fill the glass with ice cubes and stir 30 times. 
Taste to check the dilution, if it tastes too potent, stir it further 10 times. 
Strain the cocktail in a chilled coupe glass. 
Add orange wheel and pickled turmeric on top.

Put Down The Lattes, Turmeric Cocktails Are Here To Take Over Your Taste Buds
 
4. Tanqueray Turmeric Rocks
Sip on this chilled cocktail, on the rocks.
Ingredients
60ml Tanqueray gin infused with turmeric 
10ml orange syrup 
2 star anise 
Ice cubes or block ice 
Orange wheel, star anise, icing sugar and turmeric powder, for garnish

Method
Add all the above ingredients in a rock glass. 
Fill ice cubes and stir 30 times. 
Taste and check the dilution and balance in taste. If drink is too strong then stir further. 
Add orange wheel and star anise as a garnish.

Put Down The Lattes, Turmeric Cocktails Are Here To Take Over Your Taste Buds

Try out these Tanqueray turmeric cocktail recipes, all your favourite bars, including Slink & Bardot are concocting them too.

*Drink Responsibly!

 
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