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Golden Turmeric Margarita

Golden Turmeric Margarita

Enjoy this Golden Turmeric Margarita recipe for your happy hour! Featuring only five ingredients like tequila, fresh lime juice, orange juice, agave, and turmeric for a tasty marg that packs a lot of bright flavors in a glass.

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The Golden Turmeric Margarita

Tired of your simple margarita recipe? Let’s add a little spice! The Golden Turmeric Margarita recipe combines the freshest ingredients like – orange juice, ground turmeric, and your favorite tequila for a delicious libation. Plus, incorporating turmeric in your mixed drinks may add some health benefits like improving heart health and decreasing symptoms of depression and arthritis.

This anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredient is quite powerful with not only your health but also in taste. If you haven’t experienced the taste of turmeric before, the Golden Turmeric Margarita is the perfect excuse to do so!

What Does Turmeric Taste Like in a Cocktail?

Turmeric is very similar to ginger. To the palette, it can have quite a powerful taste. This spice is a tad peppery, bitter yet overall very earthy. That’s why it mixes incredibly well with citrus and other bright notes.

This ingredient makes the Golden Turmeric Margarita shine so much! It balances beautifully with tequila, orange juice, agave, and lime juice for a refreshingly tart and subtly spicy but slightly sweetened finish.

Ingredients for the Golden Turmeric Margarita

This may be one of the tastiest margs I’ve made. I love using the freshest ingredients for my cocktails and the addition of the citrus juices and ground turmeric create such a spectrum of flavor. See what I used below: 

  • Tequila: for this recipe, I used blanco tequila but reposado will also work well. 
  • Lime juice: of course no margarita is complete without a squeeze of fresh lime juice, you can also use lime juice concentrate too. 
  • Orange juice: fresh squeezed OJ makes everything better. For this recipe, I used mandarin juice instead, and the result was still delicious! 
  • Agave: I love the subtly sweet taste of agave but feel free to substitute this ingredient for simple syrup or honey syrup if you want something a little sweeter. 
  • Turmeric: ground turmeric is a great addition to this refreshing cocktail, not only is it a powerful ingredient but also packs some health benfits. You can pick some up from your local supermarket.
  • Salt, chili powder, ground turmeric: for the rim, use these three ingredients. Mix them together really well for a balanced taste. 
  • Lime round, citrus leaf, orange slice: for the garnish, add a lime round, orange slice, and the leaf from a citrus fruit, if desired.

How to Make the Golden Turmeric Margarita

Margaritas may be one of my favorite cocktails, and the Golden Turmeric Margarita is so versatile that no matter how you make it it’s going to be a good one!

First, start by rimming your glass. Combine the salt, chili powder, and turmeric in a shallow dish. Then, coat the rim of your desired cocktail glass with lime juice (or agave for a sweeter taste) and submerge in the salt mixture until the rim is coated all around the glass.

Now it’s time to make the margarita! Add all cocktail ingredients – tequila, fresh lime juice, fresh orange juice, agave, ground turmeric to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Fill your prepared glass with fresh ice. Strain the margarita mixture into the glass. If desired, garnish with a lime round, citrus leaf, and orange slice. Enjoy and trust me when I say, you’ll end up wanting more than just one of these!

Recipe Notes: 

  • Squeeze your own fresh orange juice with your favorite type of oranges like Cara Cara. 
  • Or use another citrus, you can substitute orange juice for mandarin or tangerine juice. 
  • Make this a mocktail by excluding the tequila for sparkling water.

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Golden Turmeric Margarita

This Golden Turmeric Margarita is made with tequila, fresh lime juice, orange juice, agave, and ground turmeric for a tasty margarita that packs a lot of bright flavors in a glass.
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Margarita

Equipment

  • Shallow dish
  • Cocktail glass
  • Cocktail shaker

Materials

  • 2 oz tequila I used blanco
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz fresh orange juice I used mandarin juice
  • ¾ oz agave
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  • Rim: salt, chili powder, ground turmeric
  • Garnish: lime round, citrus leaf, orange slice

Instructions

  • Combine salt, chili powder, and turmeric on a shallow dish. Coat the rim of a cocktail glass with lime juice and submerge in the salt mixture until the rim is coated.
  • Add all cocktail ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
  • Fill prepared glass with fresh ice. Strain the margarita mixture into the glass. If desired, garnish with a lime round, citrus leaf, and orange slice.

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