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Add a Healthy Kick to This Year's Cinco de Mayo Margarita


In case you didn't know, you can't really celebrate Cinco de Mayo without indulging in a cold, refreshing margarita. Typically they're tequila-based, but this recipe from GEM&BOLT uses mezcal to serve up a smoky twist on the classic. Made from 100-percent agave, GEM&BOLT's mezcal is distilled with a super herb called damiana, which is used in lieu of triple sec (also found in a regular margarita). And since we're all about getting health benefits on a buzz, we say don't shy away from a pinch of turmeric. Adding the spice gives this drink an anti-inflammatory boost, as well as a spicy-sweet flavor. (Once you fall in love with this drink, you'll want to add turmeric to anything and everything. Try these healthy recipes that contain the flavorful spice.) 

Turmeric Margarita


  • 2 oz. GEM&BOLT Mezcal
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • .05 oz. orange juice
  • .05 oz. turmeric root juice
  • .05 oz. raw agave


  1. Mix all ingredients together; serve with a large ice cube in a rocks glass with a rim of ground turmeric and sea salt.