Celebrate The Goodness Of Turmeric With 4 Tequila-Based Drinks

The idea of a turmeric-infused drink might seem more associative with good health but not a good time. However, bring tequila into the picture and you’ve got yourselves a surefire winner! To infuse another layer of earthy tones into the drink, a great choice is fresh or even dry turmeric. Whether in the form of syrup, pickled root or as a raw spice, turmeric can add depth to your cocktails and accentuate the unique flavours of tequila to help you create a drink that’s both comforting and exciting for your summery mixology sessions – not to mention, matching the bright vibe of the season!

Turmeric Hot Toddy

A classic cocktail, the hot toddy offers a warm mix of spirits and spices that captures the need for ‘wellness’ in a mug. If you’re not someone who typically prefers sipping on a cold libation during the evenings, switch out the traditional whiskey for tequila for a revamped version of this classic.


  • 45 ml tequila
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 240 ml hot water
  • Lemon slice and cinnamon stick, for garnish


  • In a heatproof mug, combine the tequila, honey, turmeric and grated ginger.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice in and pour hot water before stirring well until the honey is dissolved.
  • Garnish with a lemon slice and a cinnamon stick.

Golden Margarita

This vacation staple drink, with the addition of some fresh or powdered turmeric, gets a new lease on life with its earthy, comforting flavours. Make taco Tuesdays feel special and delightful by shaking up a large batch for your group of friends.


  • 60 ml tequila
  • 30 ml triple sec
  • 30 ml fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wheel, for garnish
  • Salt, for rimming


  • Rim your serving glass with salt by moistening it with a lime wedge and dipping in salt.
  • Fill with ice cubes and combine the tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice, turmeric and agave syrup in a shaker.
  • Shake the mixture well and strain into the prepared glass over the ice.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.

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Turmeric Orange Wave

Pair the earthy turmeric with the bright, zesty flavours of orange juice for a match made in heaven. The touch of honey helps bring out the natural sweetness in the spirit while also balancing out the acidity of the orange.


  • 60 ml tequila
  • 30 ml orange juice
  • 15 ml honey syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange slice, for garnish


  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes, add the tequila, orange juice, honey syrup and turmeric.
  • Shake the ingredients well for about 15-20 seconds to chill the mixture and combine thoroughly.
  • Strain into a glass filled with ice and garnish with a slice of orange before serving.

Turmeric Pina Colada

Nothing is more synonymous with the beach and summer than a delightfully flavoursome glass of pina colada. Along with the pineapple and creamy coconut milk, add a touch of turmeric to heighten its cheery yellow hue as well as add some aroma.


  • 45 ml coconut rum
  • 90 ml pineapple juice
  • 60 ml coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pineapple wedge, for garnish


  • Fill up a cocktail shaker with ice and add in all the ingredients except the garnish.
  • Shake thoroughly to combine and meld the flavours before straining into a serving glass filled with ice.
  • Serve chilled with a wedge of pineapple and a cocktail umbrella.