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Experience the Uncharted 

Experience the Uncharted

Tamarind Cordial

Von Humboldt’s Natur Wasser is the result of a collaboration with author Andrea Wulf, inspired by her book The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World. Reading the story of the adventurer and naturalist, we found that Humboldt had concocted a folk recipe during his travels: using the pod-like fruit of the tamarind, he turned unsavory water into a refreshing “lemonade.” The delicious fruit was infused along with lemon zest and golden brown sugar, creating a unique cordial that is equal parts sweet, tangy and nutty.


Turmeric Cordial

Von Humboldt’s Turmeric Liqueur is the second in Tamworth’s series of spirits inspired by 19th century explorer Alexander von Humboldt. Turmeric on its own is quite a powerful, bitter flavor, so our distillers combine it with the floral piquant of coriander seed and rose petal to smooth things out, then lemon zest to bring them together, underscoring the bitterness and opening up the spice on the nose. The final result is worthy of any discerning globetrotter’s amaro line-up: an earthy modifier that is able to stand up in a cocktail as a base, serve as an intriguing addition to a drink, or be sipped on its own as a digestif.

Turmeric Cordial

Von Humboldt’s Turmeric Liqueur is the second in Tamworth’s series of spirits inspired by 19th century explorer Alexander von Humboldt. Turmeric on its own is quite a powerful, bitter flavor, so our distillers combine it with the floral piquant of coriander seed and rose petal to smooth things out, then lemon zest to bring them together, underscoring the bitterness and opening up the spice on the nose. The final result is worthy of any discerning globetrotter’s amaro line-up: an earthy modifier that is able to stand up in a cocktail as a base, serve as an intriguing addition to a drink, or be sipped on its own as a digestif.

“AN INTREPID EXPLORER… AND VISIONARY… WHO CREATED THE WAY WE UNDERSTAND NATURE TODAY”

— ANDREA WULF, AUTHOR OF INVENTION OF NATURE

“AN INTREPID EXPLORER… AND VISIONARY… WHO CREATED THE WAY WE UNDERSTAND NATURE TODAY”

— ANDREA WULF, AUTHOR OF INVENTION OF NATURE

Von Humboldt's Natur Wasser cordials are inspired by the life and adventurers of this incredible explorer

Despite being the most famous scientist of his age, Alexander von Humboldt has faded into obscurity. Considered the “forgotten father of environmentalism,” von Humboldt revolutionized the way Western scientists thought of nature. His radical vision of nature as a complex and interconnected global force – ‘the web of life’ – totally changed our understanding of our relationship with the natural world. So thorough was his paradigm shift that we take it for granted, rather than crediting Humboldt for his “invention”.

“His travels and writings inspired many environmentalist thinkers and poets that came after, including Darwin, Wordsworth, Goethe, John Muir, and Henry David Thoreau.”

Von Humboldt's Ship
Von Humboldt's Jungle

Von Humboldt’s Cordials are a line of spirits inspired by the 19th century explorer, via the NY Times’ bestselling book The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf. Created by Tamworth Distilling, Von Humboldt’s Cordials are an opportunity for our distillers to break away from their focus on local ingredients and explore more exotic flavors.

Learn more about “The Invention of Nature” by Andrea Wulf

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      • VON HUMBOLDT'S TURMERIC SODA

      TURMERIC SODA

      2 oz Von Humboldt's Turmeric
      1 oz coconut cream
      ½ oz fresh ginger juice
      ¾ fresh lime juice
      2 dashes Pimento Bitters


      • VON HUMBOLDT'S TAMARIND MARGARITA

      TAMARIND MARGARITA

      1 oz Von Humboldt’s Tamarind
      1 ½ oz silver tequila
      2 tbsp fresh orange juice
      Squeeze of fresh lime


      • HUMBOLDT'S NEGRONI

      HUMBOLDT'S NEGRONI

      1 oz Von Humboldt’s Tamarind
      1 oz Dark Rum
      1 oz Sweet Vermouth
      orange twist


      • VON HUMBOLDT'S TALOMA

      TALOMA

      2 oz Von Humboldt's Tamarind
      squeeze of lime juice
      grapefruit soda
      jalapeño slices


      • VON HUMBOLDT'S TAMARIND SPRITZ

      TAMARIND SPRITZ

      1 oz Von Humboldt's Tamarind
      1 oz Sweet Vermouth
      splash club soda
      splash sparkling wine


    • TAMARIND
      • VON HUMBOLDT'S TAMARIND MARGARITA

      TAMARIND MARGARITA

      1 oz Von Humboldt’s Tamarind
      1 ½ oz silver tequila
      2 tbsp fresh orange juice
      Squeeze of fresh lime


      • HUMBOLDT'S NEGRONI

      HUMBOLDT'S NEGRONI

      1 oz Von Humboldt’s Tamarind
      1 oz Dark Rum
      1 oz Sweet Vermouth
      orange twist


      • VON HUMBOLDT'S TALOMA

      TALOMA

      2 oz Von Humboldt's Tamarind
      squeeze of lime juice
      grapefruit soda
      jalapeño slices


      • VON HUMBOLDT'S TAMARIND SPRITZ

      TAMARIND SPRITZ

      1 oz Von Humboldt's Tamarind
      1 oz Sweet Vermouth
      splash club soda
      splash sparkling wine


    • TURMERIC
      • VON HUMBOLDT'S TURMERIC SODA

      TURMERIC SODA

      2 oz Von Humboldt's Turmeric
      1 oz coconut cream
      ½ oz fresh ginger juice
      ¾ fresh lime juice
      2 dashes Pimento Bitters


      • Von Humboldt's Spice Road Cocktail

      SPICE ROAD

      1 ½ oz Von Humboldt's Turmeric Cordial
      ½ oz gin
      ½ oz simple syrup
      ¾ oz fresh lime juice
      bar spoon of Sriracha hot sauce
      3-4 sage leaves
      club soda


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