Turmeric has the Midas touch. Not only does the pungent root impart its signature golden hue to whatever it touches, but it also makes everything taste better. It’s the ingredient responsible for curry’s rich flavor and color, and the key to making the popular Golden Milk cure-all. And just as it adds vibrancy to food, turmeric is a fantastic way to boost a cocktail’s flavor power.
Kept whole or ground into a fine powder, turmeric mixes beautifully with everything from gin to rum—and bartenders across the country have been taking advantage of that versatility, experimenting with the spice in syrups and infusions.