Signature
Matthew Kelly/Supercall

CachaƧa • Sweet
The Yellow Line

Created by cocktail consultant Natalie Jacob for The Archer in Jersey City, New Jersey, The Yellow Line demonstrates turmericā€™s ability to bridge the gap between sweet, sour and spicy flavors. It starts off with a healthy dose of AvuĆ” Oak, a barrel-aged cachaƧa, then builds on the spiritā€™s rich, vegetal flavor with tart lemon juice, spicy ginger and a beautifully complex honey-turmeric syrup. ā€œDrinking alcohol may not be the healthiest for us when consumed in excess, but pairing it with healthy thingsā€”like turmeric, honey, cayenne and lemonā€”definitely takes the guilt out,ā€ Jacob says, noting that those ingredients are also commonly used in detox drinks. ā€œCan we detox and get a buzz at the same time?ā€ she asks. Probably not, but at the very least this cocktail is a feat of balance and flavor.

The Essentials

CachaƧa
honey turmeric syrup
Ginger Syrup
The Details
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Ingredients

2 oz CachaƧa
.75 oz Lemon Juice
1/3 oz honey turmeric syrup
1/3 oz Ginger Syrup
Cayenne pepper and lemon wheel, for garnish

Method

  • Add all ingredients except garnishes to a shaker and fill with ice.
  • Shake and strain into a coupe glass.
  • Garnish with a lemon wheel and dust with cayenne pepper.
intermediate
Honey-Turmeric Syrup
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

2 cups honey
1 Cup water
1 tablespoon turmeric

Method

  • Combine the honey and water in a small saucepan.
  • Stir over low heat until fully mixed, about three to five minutes.
  • Add turmeric and stir until dissolved.