Bees Knees + Turmeric

Bees Knees + Turmeric

So my kitchen is all packed up. Boxes full of spices, a few neatly wrapped fancy dishes and a bag full of pots and pans that have been clanging around in the back of my car for a few days. Whew! Never want to move again! It’ll take a while to set up the new kitchen – get that ideal workflow going again, but I’ll be back in the groove soon! In the meantime I’m celebrating / unwinding with a drink. This cocktail has been my go-to lately. The bright golden concoction competes for attention with the colors of the season. With hints of fresh herb it’s subtly sweet, smooth and refreshing. Cheers my friends!

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1 1/2 oz Aviation American Gin

juice of half a lemon

1 oz Honey syrup*

1/4 teaspoon turmeric

dash of orange bitters

a bit of bubbly water to top if off



Add all ingredients into a large glass filled with ice and shake vigorously. Fine strain into a glass with or without ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge. *To make honey syrup; combine equal parts honey to heated water and stir until honey is dissolved, let cool.



Aviation Gin shared this bottle with me as gift. It was so good, I knew you all would love it too. All opinions are always my own. Enjoy!

  • kellymitchem

    Love these pictures! I didn’t know you guys were moving!

    • Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Thank you Kelly! We’re not moving far – just off of Park Rd! Let’s plan a get together soon!

  • cheri

    What a wonderful drink, love the name!

    • Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Thank you Cheri!

  • jaime : the briny

    ahh it’s brilliant! i’ve never seen or heard of turmeric in a cocktail before, but i’m all about it. this drink was made for me. thanks for sharing and have a smooth move!

    • Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Thanks so much Jaime!

  • Katie @ Whole Nourishment

    What a simple and tasty cocktail. Love that golden color. Good luck with the move!

    • Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Thanks so much Katie!

  • Christine l my natural kitchen

    I’m a big fan of cocktails that use some healthy ingredients (to even things out!) and gin is probably my favourite. Good thing I have all these ingredients on hand ;) Moving is the worst, but hopefully the unpacking is quick and easy for you!

    • Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Thank you Christine!

  • Olivia Ribas

    I am with you! Moving is definitely the worst, but I hope all get well and together soon ;-)
    I love your cocktail specially because the turmeric. It is an extra little touch. Happy Halloween my friend ;-)

    • Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Thank you dear Olivia! Hope you had a lovely weekend!

  • kristie

    Dang, what a great idea! I have put spirulina in a cocktail before, but not tumeric. Love this!

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