If I had to choose a color for 2018 that is the color for cocktails, it would be gold. I’m seeing “gold” everywhere, here and abroad - in the color of drinks as well as in garnishes, glassware (and even bar tools). But, inside the drink, turmeric has played a big role. Known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties, it also produces a bright golden color in drinks that is, well, beautiful.
Turmeric is in the ginger family, so it plays well with the same type of ingredients ginger plays with – herbs, other spices, and orchard / stone fruits such as apple, peach, apricot and cherry.
NOTE: MONIN released a Golden Turmeric Syrup just this year, making golden cocktails easier than ever to make.
Golden Ginger Soda (Non-Alc Drink above)
3 oz Golden Ginger Syrup*
3 oz club soda.
Stir over ice.
Golden Ginger Syrup
1 part ginger juice
2 parts lemon juice
3 parts clover honey water
(1 tsp ground turmeric for every 2 cups liquid)
Mix 3 oz Golden Ginger Syrup with 3 oz club soda.