This is a turmeric-laced twist on a Dark and Stormy, the classic dark rum and ginger beer combo. Turmeric abounds with natural medicinal properties. Some studies have found that it may help prevent indigestion, blood clots, and possibly even diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. If you don't have fresh turmeric, substitute 1 teaspoon ground turmeric. Lime boosts the tartness of turmeric to make a delightfully refreshing beverage. Myers's Rum is easy to find, but there are many small-batch dark rums now on the market; you may want to experiment with their subtle nuances.
1 tablespoon grated fresh turmeric
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
Dash of salt
1/4 teaspoon grated lime rind
3 tablespoons (1 1/2 oz.) dark rum
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 ice cubes
1/2 cup seltzer water
Dash of bitters
Lime rind strips (optional)
Est. added sugars 8g
How to Make It
Muddle turmeric, sugar, salt, and lime rind in a cocktail shaker. Add rum, juice, and 3 ice cubes; stir until chilled.
Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Add seltzer and bitters; stir. Garnish with lime rind, if desired.
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