Ivorian Bourbon Punch Recipe

Turmeric-infused banana juice takes this bourbon punch to the next level.

by James Briscione and Anthony Caporale
Aug 12 2017, 7:00pm

Photo courtesy of ICE

Servings: 2
Prep time: 2 minutes

8 ounces banana juice
2 ounces bourbon
1 ounce triple sec
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1½ teaspoon turmeric
½ ounce lemon juice
½ ounce lime juice
1 teaspoon honey


(This recipe was created by James Briscione and Anthony Caporale at the Institute of Culinary Education with the help of Chef Watson. For more information, visit the Institute of Culinary Education site.) Author's Note: The challenges here went beyond mixing the diverse flavors. Despite the ingredients, I had to create a cocktail that didn't feel like a smoothie. I came upon a method of making our own turmeric-infused banana juice that used amylase to convert the starch to sugar. The juice was delicious and not too thick, but getting there took nearly 4 hours. Finally we tracked down good bottled banana juice, which led to the recipe here.

For the best consistency, combine the turmeric, lemon and lime juices, and honey beforehand, and stir well until the turmeric and honey are dissolved.

1. Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and stir until the honey and turmeric are dissolved.

2. Fill a shaker with ice and shake until well chilled. Pour over ice and garnish with a lemon slice.

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