“Turmeric really balances the sweetness of the other ingredients, and its spice complements the Ceylon cinnamon beautifully,” says Anna Maceda, the co-owner and bar manager of Grand Army Tavern in Portland, Ore. “Turmeric also has a ton of health benefits thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, and I think a cocktail can be somewhat healthy, too.”
This recipe originally appeared as part of “Healthy Drinking? These Turmeric Cocktails Might Be the Answer You’re After.”
- 1 1/2 oz Tequila
- 1 1/2 oz Fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 oz Cinnamon syrup*
- 1/4 oz Turmeric tea**
- Soda water, to top
- Garnish: Grapefruit peel
Add all the ingredients into shaker with ice and shake.
Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.
Top with the soda water.
Garnish with a grapefruit peel.
*Cinnamon syrup: Add 2 sticks Ceylon cinnamon (crumbled and toasted in a pan), 4 cups sugar and 2 cups water to large pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and cover. Let sit 20 minutes, then strain and chill.
**Turmeric tea: Add 1 tsp ground turmeric powder and 2 cups water to a medium pan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, then strain.