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anti-inflammatory cocktail

 Saffron NOLA

Saffron NOLA is a heartwarming modern Indian restaurant from the Vilkhu family, long beloved locally for their pop-up restaurant. The elegant space is enhanced by general manager and bar director Ashwin Vilkhu’s cocktails, showcasing Indian ingredients while riffing on classics. Inspired by a bedtime elixir of warm milk, honey and turmeric (which Ashwin’s mom would give him before bed), the Anti-Inflammatory also plays off a New Orleans staple, the Brandy Milk Punch. The soothing drink luxuriously combines cognac with turmeric-infused coconut milk and honey syrup over crushed ice, garnished with a cilantro sprig and drops of chili oil.


  • 1 1/2 ounces cognac
  • 1 1/2 ounces turmeric-infused coconut milk*
  • 1/2 ounce honey syrup
  • Garnish: 5 drops chili oil
  • Garnish: cilantro sprig


  1. Add all the ingredients into a shaker and dry-shake (without ice).

  2. Pour into a snifter over crushed ice.

  3. Garnish with the chili oil drops and a sprig of cilantro.

*Turmeric-infused coconut milk: Dry-roast 1 tablespoon turmeric powder in a pan for 3 to 5 minutes on medium heat, then stir the roasted turmeric into 15 ounces coconut milk.