Lunar Eclipse

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For his healthy(ish) sour, Matt Ragan, former bar director at Victor Tangos in Dallas, decided to infuse his base spirit of vodka with fresh turmeric root and then build on the health benefits of curcumin with equally healthful ingredients. “We add a hit of Vitamin A with carrot juice and Vitamin C with lemon juice,” Ragan says. He also adds honey to sweeten the whole deal, and tops it off with Angostura bitters, which, he says, “helps cut through the strong veggie flavor of the carrot juice.” The end result is a relatively simple but ultra-delicious recipe, one Ragan calls a “wildly refreshing and delicious cocktail that does the body good.”

Lunar Eclipse



  • 2 oz turmeric-infused vodka
  • 1 oz carrot juice
  • .75 oz turmeric
  • .75 oz lemon juice
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • Celery stalk, for garnish


Contributed by Matt Ragan