Casablanca

Matthew Kelly/Supercall

Turmeric’s intense color and flavor can be overwhelming, so many bartenders choose to pit it against equally robust ingredients in order to achieve a delicious balance. This cocktail, dreamt up by Ray Sakover of New York’s Slowly Shirley, pairs turmeric juice with bold flavors inspired by North African cuisine. “I naturally gravitated towards sweet date and sour lemon, adding turmeric and harissa to give the cocktail depth,” says Sakover. The complex drink is underlined by a base of grassy golden rum and herbaceous gin, and topped off with an appropriately spiced, quirky garnish: a cinnamon and mint palm tree.

Casablanca

FLAVOR PROFILE
Sweet
STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

Contributed by Ray Sakover