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Turmeric Gimlet
Turmeric is such a versatile spice used in Indian cooking. I thought it would be fun to incorporate it in a drink. This Turmeric Gimlet is super bright and refreshing with some floral notes because of the gin. A real crowd-pleaser, so make it at your next party! -@dillonotuama

Recipe

Prep time 48hrs
Yield: Serves or Makes 1
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For the Gimlet

ingredients

  • 2 ounces turmeric-infused Gin, recipe below
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup, recipe below
  • Lemon, sliced, for garnish

To Make the Turmeric Gimlet

Method

  • Step 1

    Add turmeric-infused gin, lime juice and simple syrup to an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Close the shaker and shake vigorously for 2 minutes. Strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe glass with ice. Garnish with sliced lemon and serve immediately.

For the Turmeric Infused Gin

ingredients

  • 1 liter gin
  • 8 ounces fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced (about 1 cup)

To Make the Turmeric Infused Gin

Method

  • Step 1

    Combine gin and sliced turmeric in a 64-ounce mason jar. Seal the lid and shake for 2 minutes. Let it steep for 48 hours in a cool dark area. Using a mesh strainer, strain gin, and reserve in an air-tight glass bottle.

For the Simple Syrup

ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

To Make the Simple Syrup

Method

  • Step 1

    In a quart-sized mason jar, add sugar and 1 cup of warm water. Close the lid and shake until the sugar has dissolved. Store in refrigerator and use as needed.