August Cocktail of the Month: Golden God

In Jeanne DuPrau’s 1981 novel Golden God, archaeologists find themselves trapped in a cave and realize it’s full of a precious commodity: gold. Sometimes, when in the depths of despair, we realize valuables are all around us. This vodka tiki-style drink utilizes turmeric, an ingredient I was sitting on an abundance of. The turmeric and the hint of citrus mix with the rich fattiness of the coconut cream in such a beautiful way. Also, this sucker glows like it was designed by the bartender in the Star Wars cantina.


2 oz vodka

2 oz coconut turmeric mix*


Shake ingredients and pour into a freshly iced highball glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

*Coconut turmeric mix:

Combine 1 can coconut cream, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/2 cup lime juice and cook until the sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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