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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 cocktail, the Brandy Milk Punch. The soothing drink luxuriously combines cognac with tumeric-infused coconut milk and honey syrup over crushed ice, garnished with a cilantro sprig and drops of chili oil.


  • 1 1/2 oz Cognac
  • 1 1/2 oz Turmeric-infused coconut milk*
  • 1/2 oz Honey syrup
  • 5 drops Chili oil
  • Garnish: Cilantro sprig


  1. Add all the ingredients into a shaker and dry-shake (no ice).

  2. Pour into a snifter over crushed ice.

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

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