Virgil Kaine’s Turmeric Whiskey Sour Puts a Healthy Twist on a Classic.
Traditionally seen in Asian cooking, Turmeric has made its way across the kitchen and behind the bar. While this vibrant orange-yellow spice is best known for its medicinal properties as an anti-inflammatory and a strong antioxidant, bartenders and spirit companies have begun to take notice. The bold color and pungent, bitter flavor that it adds to a cocktail is unmatched, making it a particularly interesting way to add a twist to your favorite classic cocktail. And though drinking liquor may not be intrinsically healthy, incorporating a little turmeric into our happy hour cocktails certainly eases some of our guilt.
Turmeric Whiskey Sour
Courtesy of Virgil Kaine’s Lowcountry Whiskey
- 2 oz. Virgil Kaine Robber Baron Rye Whiskey
- 2 oz. Turmeric Sour Mix*
Preparation: Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake for 30 seconds. Strain into your glass of choice on the rocks.
*Turmeric Sour Mix
- 1 Lime
- 1 Lemon
- 1 inch Piece of Turmeric
- 1/4 cup Pineapple
- 5 splashes of Acid Phosphate
- 3/4 oz. Arabic Gum Syrup
Preparation: Blend all ingredients until smooth and strain through mesh.