Fresh Grapefruit and Fennel Juice or Cocktail

February 3rd, 2018 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes a few drinks…. Ingredients 1 fennel bulbs, tops attached 3 ruby red grapefruits 1.5 ounces vodka (optional) Directions Using a juicer, juice the fennel and set aside.  Juice the grapefruit using a citrus juice and combine the fennel and grapefruit juice and chill. Drink over ice, with our without vodka!

Fresh Strawberry Black Pepper-Balsamic Cocktail

May 1st, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Ingredients 1 ½ ounce gin 1 ounce fresh strawberry puree 1 ounce lemon juice ¼ ounce basil syrup* 1/2  ounce Sweet Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar* Rose sparkling wine Black Pepper Dried Strawberry (recipe follows) Directions Place the gin, strawberry puree, lemon juice, basil syrup and shrub in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. […]

Orange Date Chmpagne Cocktail

December 15th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Don’t worry I would never leave you without options for drinking your dates! This one is not the prettiest drink but is quite deliciously sweet and special! First make some date & honey puree, chopped dates boiled with some honey and pureed into a puree. Place about 1 ounce of date puree in a high […]

Holiday Cocktails!

December 11th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

The holidays are a time for celebrating and getting all snazzed up while we mix and mingle with family & friends.  As with everything in the Ger-Nis kitchen, we want creativity to soar while keeping our work minimal and flavor maximized.  Here are some of our favorite cocktail recipes, some are indeed a bit weird […]

Ginger Pear Asian Martini Cocktail (The Gingy)

September 12th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 1 cocktail Using a sweeter fuller bodied gin similar to the Old Tom style is perfect for this cocktail highlighting spicy, black pepper and vanilla note. This cocktail is delicate and complex at the same time, like a true Gingy is. Ingredients 2 ounces pear infused old tom gin 1 ounce Canton ginger liquor […]

Little Lemony Fried Anchovies or Bait fish with Thai Basil Pesto Cocktail Sauce

September 12th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound fresh anchovies or bait fish 1 teaspoon lime zest 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, chopped fine 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, chopped fine 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1 thai chili, sliced thin 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 cup flour 2 teaspoons salt Oil for frying Thai Basil Pesto Cocktail Sauce (recipe […]

Spanish Seville Squid Cocktail

September 11th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 pounds cleaned squid, sliced in rings 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon zest Olive oil ½ medium Spanish onion, sliced thin ½ cup red bell peppers, sliced thin ½ cup orange bell peppers, sliced thin 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (gold ones especially nice) 1 cup Spanish black olives, pitted […]

Spanish Seville Squid Cocktail

July 29th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 pounds cleaned squid, sliced in rings 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon zest Olive oil ½ medium Spanish onion, sliced thin ½ cup red bell peppers, slices thin ½ cup orange bell peppers sliced thin 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (gold ones especially nice) 1 cup Spanish black olives, pitted […]

Pomegranate Ginger Champagne Cocktail

February 2nd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 1 cocktail INGREDIENTS 1 cup pomegranate juice 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine 4 tablespoons light brown sugar or sugar in the raw Prosecco, Cava or Champagne DIRECTIONS In a small saucepan, combine pomegranate juice, ginger, and sugar. Bring to a boil, making sure that all sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat, and […]

Negro Modelo Cocktail (Mexico)

January 18th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

For the beer drinkers who can’t decide between beer or a cocktail, we offer a house favorite, it’s like a heavy meal with a spicy and boozy kick! Highlighting our fresh cilantro and homemade Tabasco.

The Puebla Cocktail

October 13th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

INGREDIENTS Cilantro ¼” strip of fresh jalapeño pepper ¾ oz lemon juice ¼ oz agave nectar 3 oz jalapeño-infused tequila PREPARATION Muddle the cilantro in your mixing glass with jalapeño pepper, lemon juice and agave nectar. Fill glass with ice. Add tequila. Shake vigorously. Strain over ice into rocks glass. Garnish with a sprig of […]

2nd Ave Cocktail #2

October 13th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

INGREDIENTS 4 wheels of cucumber, 1 reserved for garnish 2 sprigs of dill ¾ oz honey syrup ¾ oz fresh lime juice 2½ oz gin PREPARATION In a mixing glass, muddle the cucumber and dill with honey syrup. Next, add lime juice and gin and shake vigorously. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a […]

Yellow Gazpacho Cocktails with Grilled Cilantro Pesto Shrimp & Avocadoes

October 11th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 15 medium yellow tomatoes cut into little pieces, making sure to retain liquid 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped 2 medium cucumbers, peeled ¼ cup olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped 1 teaspoon cracked pepper 1 medium red onion, finely chopped 15 shrimp, […]

Yellow Gazpacho Cocktails with Grilled Cilantro Pesto Shrimp & Avocadoes

August 4th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

There is no food more reminiscent of summer, more cooling in the scorching heat, than gazpacho.  In the late summer, when local tomatoes are tasty and plentiful, it’s one of the easiest, most impressive and refreshing light meals.

Herb Cocktail Style Ketchup

November 12th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

This is perfect for grilled shrimp or atop a grilled shrimp salad. It is also a special ketchup for grilled fish and calamari.

Citrus Basil Cocktail

October 23rd, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 2 drinks

This cocktail is an invigorating drink that will both dazzle and refresh the drinker.

Cranberry Pear Thyme Champagne Cocktails

October 22nd, 2009 § 1 comment § permalink

Makes 4 cocktails

Paired with a special meal like Cornish game hens and baked with citrus and herbs, these dazzling holiday cocktails set the scene for the evening.

Fresh Mango Margarita (Rocks)

March 4th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes a few cocktails…. Ingredients 3 ripe mangoes, peeled, deseeded and chopped Zest of 1 lime Juice of 2 limes Juice of 1 orange 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup hot water  tequila Blanco Coarse salt Limes for garnish and taste Directions Mix together in a blender ( or with a hand held emulsifier) mangoes, lime […]

Mexican Samurai

August 22nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 1 cocktail 2 ounces (really good quality) Anejo Tequila ½ ounce Domaine de Canton Ginger Liquor 1 ounce Ginger, Mango & Chili Syrup* Juice of 1 Lime Sake (ice cold and preferable a floral dry type) Chili Pepper Cilantro – Lime Garnish* In a shaker filled with ice, combine the tequila, ginger liquor, syrup […]

Nissa’s “Ecuadorian” Beauty Bar

February 17th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Nissa’s Beauty Ecuadorian Beauty Bar Party Food Menu Mango Summer Rolls with Spicy Satay and Hoisin Sauce Cold Vietnamese Vegetable & Buckwheat Noodle Salad Balaneese Jakut Urub Salad Ginger Chili Mint Pickles Thai Ginger Cooler with Chili Mint Pesto HERBAL GARDEN SUMMER ROLLS Makes 12 rolls Ingredients 12 rice paper wrappers 1 head boston lettuce […]

Blackberry-Sage Fumé

June 16th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Sweet and Smoky is the jest of this one. An intoxicating and powerful drink, its silky and sultry texture with its sweet and smoky vibe, allows one to forget the intoxication factor while experiencing summer’s luscious blackberry offerings. Makes one drink Ingredients 1 ounce tequila  blanca (*Espolon) 1 ounce mescal (*Del Maguey Minero) 1 ounce […]

Grapefruit Fennel Salty Dog

February 2nd, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Ingredients Grapefruit Zest  Pink Rim Salt* Ice3  ounces vodka 4 ounces fresh grapefruit fennel juice ( 1 grapefruit, ¼ cup fennel, handful of fennel fronds) Directions Place the zested salt on a small flat plate, moisten the entire circular rim of a highball glass and then gently dip the rim in the salt until the […]

Carambola Cel-Star

February 2nd, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Ingredients 2 ½  ounces  fresh star fruit and celery juice ( 1 star fruit, 2 stalks celery, leaves and all) 2 ounces Titos vodka ½ ounce lime juice ½ ounce lovage and lemon thyme syrup* Star Fruit Garnish Brooklyn Hemispherical Lemon Bitters The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters Directions In a large glass filled with ice, […]

The (Grape) Pickled Pepper

February 2nd, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Ingredients 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, cracked 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds 1 cinnamon stick 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves ¾ cup aged white balsamic vinegar ¼ cup water¾ cup turbinado sugar ½ teaspoon pink salt 1 ½ cups red or black grapes 1 ounce fresh red or black grape juice (juicer) 2 ounces Brueckelen Distilling […]

Fresh Carrot Margarita

April 20th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Ingredients ½ tablespoon lime zest 2 tablespoons smoked alder salt Lime wedge 1½ ounce tequila (Centenario Rosangel) ¾ ounce Cointreau ¾ ounce fresh lime juice ¾ ounce fresh carrot juice Blackberries Mole Bitters (Brooklyn Hemispherical Blackberry Mole)* Directions Mix together the lime zest and the alder salt and place on a small plate.  Rub the […]

The Bourbon Beet

April 20th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Ingredients 2 ounces bourbon (Four Roses) ½ ounce crème de violet ½ ounce lemon juice ¼ ounce Lavender Beet Sweet Vinegar Syrup* Brooklyn Hemispherical Blueberry Bitters (optional) Edible Flower Garnish (violets or pansies) Directions Combine all ingredients (except edible flower garnish) in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail […]

My Darling Lemon Thyme

April 9th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

©Brendan Casey, Quarter Bar, South Slope Brooklyn Ingredients 1½ ounce gin (New York Distilling Company-Dorothy Parker) ½ ounce Carpano Antica Vermouth 2 drops of lavender infused green chartreuse* ½ ounce lemon thyme ½ ounce lemon thyme brown sugar syrup* Lemon peel Directions Add all the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and double strain […]

The Reformed Presbyterian

April 6th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 1 cocktail Ingredients A few fresh mint leaves 1½ ounces bourbon ¼ ounce Gran Classico ½ ounce lime juice 1 ounce fresh ginger syrup (turbinado sugar) 1 cup sugar 2 ounces seltzer Lime peel & fresh ginger sliver garnish Directions Muddle a few mint leaves in a shaker. Add all other ingredients except for […]

Le Pruneau Homme

March 13th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Ingredients 2 ounces prune infused gin (recipe follows) 2 ounces hum liquor 1 ounce lemon juice 1 ounce cardamom ginger black pepper syrup (recipe follows) Sparkling Wine “Moroccan” Spiced Brown Sugar (recipe follows) Gin Infused Prunes Directions In a shaker filled with ice, place the gin, hum liquor, lemon juice, and syrup and shake vigorously. […]

Prune Infused Gin

March 13th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Ingredients 1 liter of gin 12 prunes, halved Directions Place the prunes and the gin in a large mason or glass jar. Allow to infuse for about 3-4 days in a cool dark place. Remove the prunes and reserve for cocktail.

The Adler Beet

February 24th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 1 cocktail As I embarked on my creation process for a cocktail concoction for Tamar Adler’s last class in her  wonderful series  based on her best selling book at Ger-Nis, An Everlasting Meal, I knew it had to be vibrant, down to earth, secretively refined and smart, just like she is.  I knew it […]

Le Pruneau Homme

January 4th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Ingredients 2 ounces prune infused gin (recipe follows) 2 ounces hum liquor 1 ounce lemon juice 1 ounce cardamom ginger black pepper syrup (recipe follows) Sparkling Wine “Moroccan” Spiced Brown Sugar (recipe follows) Gin Infused Prunes Directions In a shaker filled with ice, place the gin, hum liquor, lemon juice, and syrup and shake vigorously. […]

Herbs & Thanksgiving

November 15th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Thanksgiving is a time we all get together and celebrate family and friends over food. There is not a better partner for Thanksgiving than fresh herbs.  More people consume fresh herbs on Thanksgiving than any other holiday all year round.  The average household who may never use a fresh herb typically uses three or four […]

The Pumpkin In the Rye

November 15th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes a few drinks This sweet and spicy cocktail is not for the meak and meager, bold flavors with a hint of sweetness showcases the hip comeback of ryes.  Unlike bourbon sweet disposition and scotch’s smoky temperament, rye is all about being bold and spicy, this drink is perfect for a crisp fall evening amongst […]

Apple Honey Cava

September 12th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes one cocktail Ingredients ½ ounce apply honey syrup Cava Directions Place the honey syrup in the bottom of a champagne glass and fill with cava. Stir and garnish with a teaspoon of apple pre soaked in honey syrup, chopped fine. **apple honey syrup: place ½ cup honey, 1 apple, chopped fine and ½ cup […]

Cucumber Week

July 5th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Cucumbers are slowly making their way into New York farmers markets. Last summer’s cucumber love fling seems so far away and we’ve been yearning to welcome the cucumber back into our hearts and kitchens. How could we not (even after that cruel end-of-summer goodbye), it’s so good for us! The cucumber is an essential component […]

Brown Sugar Ginger Rum Kumquat Mojito

May 13th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 5 cocktails Ingredients 1 cup kumquats, sliced medium ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup fresh mint leaves Ice 1 ¾ cups ginger infused dark rum (recipe follows) Seltzer water Directions

Raspberry Tingle

May 12th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes one drink This zippy little drink is sure to refresh and enliven the pallet. The freshness of the mint, parsley and fresh lime, combined with the tangy fresh raspberries, makes your mouth tingle with completeness! Ingredients Crushed ice 2 ounces cucumber infused gin 1 ounce lime juice 1 ounce herbal simple syrup (mint & […]

Ramptini

April 26th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes one cocktail INGREDIENTS 2 ounces gin 1 ounce dry vermouth ½ ounce pickled ramp juice Ice Pickled ramps (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS Shaken: In a shaker combine the gin, vermouth, and ramp juice and ice, shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with pickled ramp. Stirred: In a large glass filled with ice, […]

Cactus Fruit (Prickly Pear) Cilantro Lime Tequila Coolers

April 24th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 1 cocktail INGREDIENTS 1½ ounce tequila blanca 1½ ounce Grand Marnier 1 ounce cactus fruit syrup (recipe follows) 1 ounce agave syrup 1 ounce lime syrup (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS Add all ingredients into a strainer filled with ice, shake vigorously. Strain through fine mesh strainer. Serve over ice garnish with a lime wedge and […]

Rampatini

April 19th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes one cocktail Ingredients 2 ounces gin 1 ounce dry vermouth ½ ounce pickled ramp juice Ice Pickled ramps (recipe follows) Directions Shaken: In a shaker combine the gin, vermouth, and ramp juice and ice, shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with pickled ramp Stirred: In a large glass filled with ice […]

Apéritif de Lillet Cannelle Basilic

April 6th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 1 cocktail Ingredients 1 ounce cucumber infused gin 2 ounces lillet blanc ½ ounce blood orange juice ½ ounce cinnamon basil syrup Garnish with cucumbers marinated in cinnamon basil and lillet blanc Cinnamon basil leaves for garnish Directions In a shaker filled with ice, combine gin, lillet, blood orange juice and cinamon basil syrup. […]

The Halle Berry with Lemon Zested Frozen Blueberry Garnish

April 5th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes one cocktail Ingredients For the raspberry infused vodka 1 cup fresh raspberries 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 quart of vodka For the lemon blueberries ½ cup vodka ¼ cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon fresh blueberries For the cocktail Ice 2 ounces raspberry infused vodka 1 ounce sweet […]

The Bollywood with Star of Anise Vodka with Curried Grape Garnish

April 5th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes one cocktail Ingredients For the star of anise infused vodka 5 whole star anise 1 quart vodka For the curried grapes ½ cup anise syrup (sugar, water and star anise into a simple syrup) ¼ cup vodka 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 tablespoon honey 1 cup of whole black or purple grapes For the […]

Gazpacho Spaniard with Lemon Cucumber Garnish

April 5th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes one cocktail Ingredients For the cucumber-tomato infused vodka 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced 1 tomato cut in half 1 quart vodka For the lemon cucumbers 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice ¼ cup vodka ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon sugar 1 cucumber, sliced (skin on) For the cocktail Ice 2 ounces cucumber-tomato […]

Dirty Texas Cowboy with Lime Pickled Jalapeno Garnish

April 5th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 1 cocktail Ingredients For the red bell pepper infused gin 2 red bell peppers, deseeded and sliced 1 quart gin For the pickled jalapenos Zest and juice of 1 lime ¼ cup water ¼ cup champagne citrus vinegar Salt 2 jalapenos, seeds intact and sliced For the cocktail Ice 2 ounces bell pepper infused […]

The 007 with Herbed Olive Garnish

April 5th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes one cocktail Ingredients For the 007 2 ounces gin 1 ounce dry vermouth ½ ounce herbed olive juice Ice 3 herbed olives, for garnish For the herbed olives Garlic stuffed olives ¼ cup champagne vinegar ¼ cup olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 teaspoon fresh […]

Cactus Fruit (Prickly Pear) Lime Tequila Coolers

February 22nd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 1 cocktail INGREDIENTS 1½ ounce tequila blanca 1½ ounce Grand Marnier 1 ounce cactus fruit syrup (recipe follows) 1 ounce agave syrup 1 ounce lime syrup (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS Add all ingredients into a strainer filled with ice, shake vigorously. Strain through fine mesh strainer. Serve over ice garnish with a lime wedge. Cactus […]

Pomegranate Sage Manhattan

February 2nd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 1 cocktail INGREDIENTS For cocktail 2 sage leaves 1 ounce rye or bourbon ½ ounce sweet vermouth Dash of angostura bitters 1 pomegranate bourbon dried cherries, for garnish For the pomegranate bourbon dried cherries 1 cup pomegranate juice ½ cup sugar-in-the-raw ½ cup rye or bourbon 1 cup dried cherries DIRECTIONS Rub and crinkle […]

Agua de Valencia

November 22nd, 2010 § 1 comment § permalink

This Cava cocktail, straight out of the Valencia region of Spain, showcases the fresh sweet oranges of the region and makes a terrific addition to any Sunday brunch.

Shaolin Shadow

October 13th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

INGREDIENTS 3 leaves of fresh sage 2 oz bonded rye ¾ oz aperol ½ oz Curacao Angostura bitters PREPARATION Rub sage leaf around the rim of a cocktail glass and muddle that same sage in your mixing glass. Next, add the first 3 ingredients and ice, stir for 30 seconds and strain using julep strainer […]

The Romero

October 13th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

INGREDIENTS 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, 1 reserved for garnish 2½ oz mezcal ¾ oz lime juice ¾ oz rosemary-infused agave nectar ½ oz grand marnier PREPARATION Rub the rosemary sprig around the rim of a rocks glass. Place first four ingredients in shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Add ice to rocks glass and […]

Apple-Thyme Cider Sidecar

October 6th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

If you can believe it, there are several thousand varieties of apples, which can only mean one thing, more apples to choose from when designing your apple centric menu! These unforgettable seasonal recipes are made for entertaining guests, so turn on your oven, get out your peeler and start cooking up this seasons greatest menu!

Basic Simple Syrup

October 23rd, 2009 § 2 comments § permalink

It really is that easy.

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