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Seyhan Relief: A Turmeric Piña Colada

Aziza Seyhan Relief turmeric piña colada

If the tropical classic vacationed in the Mediterranean.

Leo Tamayo, bar manager of Aziza in Atlanta, takes a tropical classic to the Mediterranean. For his turmeric Piña Colada, he created a turmeric-spiced coconut cream and added just a kiss of arak.


  • 1 oz. white rum
  • 1 oz. dark rum
  • 1/2 oz. cachaça
  • 1 oz. turmeric coconut cream
  • 1 oz. fresh pineapple juice
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3 drops arak
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  • Turmeric Coconut Cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • Tools:shaker
  • Glass:tumbler or Collins
  • Garnish:Peychaud's bitters, mint bouquet, ground black lime


Add all of the ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and pour the contents of the shaker into a glass, then top with a crushed ice dome. Garnish with a generous amount of Peychaud’s bitters over the ice and a lush mint bouquet.

Turmeric Coconut CreamAdd the ground turmeric, orange zest, and splash of coconut milk to a blender. Blend on low for about 20 seconds, or until the mix turns into a loose sludge. Add the rest of the coconut milk and blend on medium for an additional 20 seconds. Strain through a mesh strainer, then blend with the sugar. Store in a container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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