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Holi Cocktails | Turmeric Gin and Tonic

Updated: Apr 11

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Holi Cocktails - I have to add my drinks to this list, right?

Holi is just around the corner and I am sure looking for some Indianized boozy drinks is a task. Turmeric Gin and Tonic is one of my favourite drinks - it's refreshing and spicy!

I have shared an instructional video here.

I do get a lot of queries for immunity-boosting drinks. Honestly, I can never tell anyone to drink alcohol to boost immunity. But turmeric is gold! And if you don't add the gin, you have a very delicious immunity-boosting drink!

Turmeric Tonic

Turmeric is an important component of Indian cuisine. A turmeric tonic is my version of turmeric tea. The recipe is pretty simple - combining ginger and turmeric root for a vibrant yellow concoction - that's all you need to do!

Turmeric Gin and Tonic

This is a misnomer! This drink that I am making is more of a Turmeric Tonic and gin. I love how the ginger ale balances the taste of gin and finishes off this drink nicely.

I am sharing the recipe for the cocktail and the turmeric tonic. You can enjoy as you like - with or without the gin!

Don’t drink and drive. It’s not fun!

About this holi cocktail

I love this cocktail for its vibrant colour. This is a very refreshing and light cocktail as compared to other traditional holi drinks.

In my personal opinion, gin goes well with ginger. However, it's not a great choice for almond milk-based holi drinks!

Turmeric Gin and Tonic


  • Turmeric Tonic

  • 2 inch (fresh) turmeric root or 2 tablespoons of ground turmeric

  • 2-inch fresh ginger root, grated

  • 7-8 fresh cardamom pods

  • 30ml honey

  • 30ml lime juice

  • 2 cup filtered water

  • Gin and Turmeric Tonic

  • 45ml Gin

  • 90ml Turmeric Tonic

  • Ginger ale, to top

  • Ice

  • Mint and Lime wheel for garnishing


  1. For the turmeric tonic, bring the water to boil

  2. Add all the ingredients and simmer for 5-7 minutes.

  3. Let it cool

  4. For the Turmeric Gin and Tonic, in a glass, add the ice, gin and turmeric tonic

  5. Top with ginger ale

  6. Garnish with Mint and Lime wheel

  7. Enjoy!!

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