Turmeric Ginger Gin & Tonic
My sister-in-law gave me this Rishi Turmeric Ginger Chai Concentrate over the holidays and I was trying to figure out what I could do with it other than making a latte. If I’m going to drink a latte, I prefer there to be espresso in it and I couldn’t imagine this mix pairing well together with coffee - it would be too much. Then I noticed on the side of the box they suggest mixing the concentrate with sparkling water and I knew I could spice it up somehow.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a cocktail recipe - my last one being from the spring, a Pomegranate Lime Margarita - so I decided now is as good a time as ever for a new one!
Gin and tonic is a classic, easy cocktail not only to drink but to switch up when you want something a little different. It’s refreshing all by itself, but adding a splash of a concentrate like this one from Rishi Tea or a simple syrup can completely transform this standard drink.
Dry January? Never heard of her.
In these dark winter months, it’s nice to pretend you’re somewhere else enjoying the sun. This cocktail will make you feel like you’re on a beach with a light breeze - closing your eyes and standing in front an air vent can help further this effect, too. It’s refreshing and light, and is focused more on a subtle flavor the way most gin and tonics are made.
The St. Germain could be optional if you don’t want any sweetness but I recommend it. The turmeric ginger chai concentrate adds a little spice but isn’t particularly sweet in my opinion. The elder flower liqueur balances the spice from the concentrate and bite of carbonation from the tonic water nicely.
Makes 6 drinks.
4 cans (32 oz) sparkling or soda water
4 oz St. Germain
2 cups ice cubes
8 oz of gin (or vodka)
In a 40 oz pitcher, add the ice cubes first then pour the turmeric ginger chai concentrate and St. Germain over the ice, stirring.
Pour in the sparkling water, stirring again, followed by the gin or alcohol of your choice. Stir again and serve!