Agua de Valencia

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.

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Apple Cider Sidecar

Makes 1 drink INGREDIENTS 1 oz apple brandy or apple jack 1 oz lemon juice 1 ounce Cointreau (triple sec, orange Curacao or Grand Marnier) 1 oz apple cider 1 dash cinnamon Apple slices, for garnish PREPARATION Place first 5 ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for about 10 seconds. Strain into […]

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Apple Honey Cava

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 […]

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Apple-Cranberry Bubbly

Ingredients 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup water ¼ cup frozen cranberries, chopped 1 apple, cored and chopped fine Directions In a small saucepan over medium heat, add cranberries, apples, water and sugar. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Let simmer gently for about 5 minutes. Cool, blend and strain. Place 1-2 ounces […]

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Bangkok Buck #2

©Justin Briggs, Barbes, Park Slope Brooklyn Ingredients 5-8 fresh Thai basil leaves .25 ounces demerara-ginger syrup* 2 ounces Martinique Rum Agricole or Smith & Cross .5 ounces Madeira Meio Doce (medium sweet) 1 ounce lime juice Ginger beer Candied Ginger Directions Muddle together in a mixing tin Thai basil leaves and demerara-ginger syrup. Add the […]

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Beef and Guinness Pie

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 2 pounds beef chuck, cubed into 1-inch pieces 2 tablespoons canola oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 3 carrots, peeled and chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 […]

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Bell Pepper Spicy & Dirty Martini

A spicy, dirty, yet fresh tasting variation of the dirty martini, alive and filled with a daily dose of vegetables!

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Blackberry Mango Mint Cava Granita

Not quite a cocktail but still makes the cut on our list of spectacular summer herb & sparkling wine recipes and we just simply couldn’t leave it out!

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Blueberry Mint Cavatini

A delicious way to enjoy the summer blueberry season and get your drink on!

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Cactus Fruit (Prickly Pear) Cilantro Lime Tequila Coolers

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 […]

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Cactus Fruit (Prickly Pear) Lime Tequila Coolers

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 […]

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Cava melon Sangria

Makes 1 pitcher Ingredients 1 cup honeydew melon, balled 1 cup cantaloupe, balled ½ cup galia melon, balled ½ cup basil, chopped ½ cup mint, chopped ¼ cup honey Juice and zest of one lemon, lime and orange 2 bottles cava or an effervescent white wine Directions Muddle basil, mint, honey, zest and juice and […]

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Chocolate Guinness Cake with Irish Cream Frosting

Serves 12 INGREDIENTS For the cake 2 cups Guinness 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter 1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder 4 cups all purpose flour 4 cups sugar 1 tablespoon baking soda 1½ teaspoon salt 4 large eggs 11⁄3 cups sour cream For the icing 2 cups cream cheese, softened ½ cup (1 stick) butter, […]

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Cinnamon & Rosemary Plum Rose Spritzers

Ingredients 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 cinnamon stick 1 ripe plum, deseeded and chopped 1 bottle sparkling rose Directions Combine the rosemary leaves, sugar, water, cinnamon stick and plums in a medium saucepan, stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for […]

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Cinnamon Apple Pie Prosecco

Makes 1 drink Ingredients 2 ounces apple pie syrup (recipe follows) Prosecco Directions Place about 2 ounces of the apple pie syrup in a champagne flute (less for less sweet) and fill with Prosecco, garnish with a bit of grated fresh cinnamon, stir and enjoy! Apple Pie Syrup Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 cup apple […]

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Concord Grape Sparkling Rose

Makes 1 sparkler Ingredients ½ ounce concord grape puree Sparkling Rose Directions Place ½ ounce of concord grape puree in a champagne class and fill with sparkling rose. Stir.

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Coriander-Chocolate Halva Liquor

Makes 1 liter The toffe, praline, vanilla and dried fruit tones in the initial rush of tasting bourbon elixir and charred oak barrels give the Bourbon and spicy firmness that blends in well with this Middle Eastern inspired elixir! Ingredients 1 tablespoon, coriander seeds, cracked fine 1 teaspoon black pepper, cracked fine 1½ cups bourbon, […]

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Cranberry Gin & Tonics

Makes one drink INGREDIENTS 1 lime wedge 4-5 cranberries, fresh or frozen 1 teaspoon sugar 2 ounces gin Tonic water PREPARATION Lightly crush the lime wedge, sugar and cranberries in a 10 to 12-ounce glass with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon. Next, add gin. Fill the glass with ice and top […]

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Dried Cherry & Dried Blueberry Bubbly

Ingredients 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup water ¼ cup dried cherries, chopped ¼ cup dried blueberries, chopped Sparkling wine Directions In a small saucepan over medium heat, add cranberries, apples, water and sugar. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Let simmer gently for about 5 times. Cool, blend and strain. Place 1-2 […]

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Dutch Tarrazerac

©Regina Christiansen, Blueprint, Park Slope Brooklyn Ingredients 25 ounces honey syrup* Brooklyn Hemispherical Icelandic Bitters 2 small fresh tarragon sprigs 2 ounces gin (New York Distilling Company-Dorothy Parker) Directions In a mixing glass combine honey syrup, 1 full dropper of Brooklyn Hemispherical Icelandic Bitters and 1 sprig of fresh tarragon. Muddle gently in order to […]

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El Macau (Nicaragua)

The Macau is the Nicaraguan national drink, typically made with Flor De Cana white rum and guava juice. We decided to put our own ginger mango twist on ti in light of featuring our Organic Fair-trade products.

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El Romero- Italian Celery Root Citrus Coolers

Ingredients 1 lemon, halved and sliced thin 1 lime, halved and sliced thin 1 orange, halved and sliced thin 1 mandarin, halved and sliced thin 8 kumquats, halved 1 medium celery root, peeled and cubed small 2-3 kaffir lime leaves 1 bottle Dorothy Parker Gin (New York Distilling Co.) *Rosemary Sugar Salt *Rosemary Syrup Fresh […]

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Frozen Mango Margaritas

Makes 1 pitcher Ingredients 3 ripe mangoes, peeled, deseeded and chopped Zest of 2 limes 1⁄3 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped Juice of 15 limes 1½ cups Cointreau Triple Sec 2 cups tequila blanco Coarse salt Limes for garnish and taste Directions Puree the mangoes, lime zest, cilantro leaves and lime juice in a blender […]

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Fume Y Flor (Mexico)

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.

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Ger-Nis Herbal Pisco Sour

Makes one drink Ingredients 2½ ounces Pisco ½ ounce herbal simple syrup Juice of 2-3 limes 1 egg white Bitters Directions In a shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients. Shake vigorously for about 20 seconds. Strain into a 6 ounce glass and drop a few drops of bitters on the top of the frothed […]

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Ginger & Lemon Thyme Rye Mini Pesto Elixir

©Nissa Pierson, Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, Gowanus Brooklyn Ingredients 1 cup turbinado sugar simple syrup* ½ cup fresh lemon thyme leaves 1 tablespoon mint leaves 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger 2 tablespoons lemon zest Juice of one lemon 1 ounce New York Distilling Company Rye Directions Combine all the ingredients in a blender and […]

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Ginger Beet Prosecco

Sweet earthy and spicy this recipe is sure to bring decadence back into your summer dinner parties with its exotic flavor and deep fusica color!

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Ginger Blackberry Sparkling Wine (Argentina)

Our beautiful blackberries are paired with ginger in this sweet & spicy sparkling wine, it’s both exotic and colorful and the spiciness of the ginger balances nicely with the sweetness of the berries. In Argentina, berries and sparkling wine go hand in hand!

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Ginger Infused Mulled Wine

Makes 1½ liters of mulled wine INGREDIENTS 2 bottles dark red wine (Syrah, Zinfandel or Cabernet Franc) 1 cup pear brandy 1 medium Valencia orange, sliced 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced thin 2 whole cloves 1 cinnamon stick ¼ cup brown sugar PREPARATION Place all ingredients in a large pot and simmer […]

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Ginger Pear Asian Martini Cocktail (The Gingy)

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 […]

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Ginger-Beet Cava with Fresh Tarragon Orange Zest

Ingredients 2 orange beets, peeled and chopped 1 sprig of fresh tarragon, a few leaves reserved Juice of 1 orange 1 tablespoon of orange zest ¼ cup sugar ½ cup water Champagne or sparkling wine 1 navel orange for garnish Directions Combine the beets, tarragon, orange juice, zest, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan […]

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Gingito (Dominican Republic)

Another sweet and peppery addition to the mix. Ginger and basil combine well in this deep dark powerful vixen of a drink!

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Harissa & Preserved Lemon Mint Martini

Ingredients 3 ounces gin ½ ounce mint infused dry vermouth (recipe follows) ½ ounce preserved lemon liquid (recipe follows) 2-3 drops harissa (recipe follows) Preserved lemon garnish Mint leaf garnish Directions In a glass filled with ice place the gin and the vermouth and stir. Add the lemon preserved liquid and strain into a martini […]

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Herbal Lemony Iced Tea (Italian Style with Prosecco)

Makes 1 pitcher Ingredients 1 cup basil leaves 1 cup parsley leaves 1 cup sugar 2 cups water ½ cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 lemon sliced in rings 1 bottle prosecco Directions In a medium sauce pan add basil, parsley, sugar and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer […]

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Herbal Zaiquiri

©Zachary Sharaga, Louis 649, Alphabet City Manhattan Ingredients 2 ounces white rum 1 ounce lime juice 1 ounce fresh sorrel simple syrup* Directions Shake all ingredients together in a shaker. Strain into a chilled flure glass. Garnish by inserting a blade of sorrel vertically into flute. (Break stem off of sorrel blade so that an […]

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Holiday Cocktails!

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 […]

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Honey & Lavender Champagne

Serves 4-5 Ingredients 1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers ½ cup wildflower honey Lavender wands Champagne, Prosecco or Cava, cold Directions In a small sauce pan combine the lavender flowers with the honey and heat on low. Let infuse warmly for about 10 minutes. Let stand for another 10 minutes and then scoop out the flowers […]

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Le Pruneau Homme

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. […]

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Lemon Verbena Basil Cava Cooler

This exotic and intoxicating cooler will wow you and it stronger than it tastes so look out!

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Moroccan “Krak” Tea

Ingredients 3 ounces Kraken rum ½ ounce lemon juice ½ ounce orange juice 2-3 mint leaves 1 ounce orange peel black pepper syrup (recipe follows) 2 ounces homemade ginger ale Sparkling wine “Moroccan” Spiced Candied Kumquats (recipe follows) Directions Mix together the kraken, lemon juice, orange juice, mint leaves, ginger ale and syrup and pour […]

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Mutton Holler Swamp Coolers

Makes one gallon of non alcoholic mixer Ingredients Zest of 5 limes Zest of 4 lemons Juice of 10 limes Juice of 10 lemons 2 cups mint simple syrup 1 cup cucumber puree (cucumbers pureed) 1 cup strawberry puree (strawberries pureed) 4 cups water 4 cups seltzer water Ice Cucumber slices, strawberry sliced, lemon slices […]

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My Darling Lemon Thyme

©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 […]

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Negro Modelo Cocktail (Mexico)

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.

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NJ Peach Tarragon Bellini

Local never tasted so good with this delightful classic brunch cocktail!

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Orange Cinnamon Fennel Cava

Ingredients 1 ounce orange juice 1 ounce fennel seed syrup (recipe follows) Cava Cinnamon dusting Directions Place one ounce of the orange juice and one ounce of the fennel seed syrup in a champagne glass and fill with cava. Garnish with a dusting of freshly grated cinnamon. Fennel Seed Syrup Makes 2 cups of syrup […]

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Orange Date Chmpagne Cocktail

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 […]

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Peach Honey & Lavender Champagne

Serves 4-5 Ingredients 1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers ½ cup wildflower honey Peach syrup Lavender wands Cold sparkling wine Directions In a small sauce pan combine the lavender flowers with the honey and heat on low. Let infuse warmly for about 10 minutes. Let stand for another 10 minutes and then scoop out the flowers […]

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Pear & Cranberry Bellini

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 pears, peeled, seeded and chopped ½ cup fresh cranberries 2 tablespoons brown sugar Prosecco Directions In a small saucepan over medium heat, add pears and cranberries and cook until soft; 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool, then add to blender. Blend until smooth and strain through […]

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Pear and Cranberry Bellini

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 pears, peeled, seeded and chopped ½ cup fresh cranberries 2 tablespoons brown sugar Prosecco PREPARATION In a small saucepan, add pears and cranberries and cook until soft, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool, then add to blender. Blend until smooth and strain through fine mesh strainer. […]

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Peruvian Pisco Sour (Peru)

Many of our products this time of year are coming from Peru including the mangoes, in light of this we thought we would add a little mango & basil to our pisco sours and top it off with some ginger bitters!

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Pisco Sour

This Peruvian specialty also has roots in Chili. Pisco is liquor distilled from grapes, namely three varietals of white grapes, including the Muscat. The Peruvians take great pride in their Pisco sour, which they keep like their ceviche, simple. While the Chileans have few different varietals of the Pisco Sour including the mango Pisco Sour and the green Chile version. Either way all Pisco sours have a few things in common: Pisco, simple syrup, lime juice (Persian variety, and egg whites and bitters).

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Pomegranate Black Pepper Sparkler

Ingredients Pomegranate Black Pepper Molasses (recipe follows) Sparkling wine Pomegranate seeds for garnish Directions Pour one ounce of pomegranate black pepper molasses in a champagne glass and fill with champagne. Garnish with a few pomegranate seeds. Pomegranate Black Pepper Molasses Makes 2 cups Ingredients 5 cups pomegranate juice 1 cup sugar ¼ cup lemon juice […]

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Pomegranate Ginger Champagne Cocktail

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 […]

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Pomegranate Sage Manhattan

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 […]

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Ramptini

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, […]

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Raspberry Sage Prosecco

Deep aromatic sage blends in an amazingly masculine way with the femininity of the tart raspberry, sure to make a hit with the crowd.

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Red Basil White Stone Fruit Sangria

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 1 cup red basil peach syrup (recipe follows) 2 bottles white wine, sauvignon blanc or chenin blanc or white table wine 1 cup Cointreau 1 peach, sliced 1 apricot, sliced 1 plum, sliced 1 nectarine, sliced ¼ cup raspberries 2 cups soda water Directions Combine the red basil peach syrup, wine, and […]

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Rosemary Cardamom Plus Coolers

Makes 1 cooler Ingredients 2 ounces cardamom infused bourbon 1 ounce lemon juice 2 ounces honey plum syrup Seltzer Rosemary Sugar Ice Cardamom garnish Directions Place the gin, lemon juice and plum syrup in a shaker filled with ice and shake. Pour entire contents into a tall glass rimmed with rosemary sugar and fill with […]

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Rosemary Gin & Tonic

Makes 1 drink INGREDIENTS 1 lime wedge 1 3-inch fresh sprig of rosemary 2 ounces gin Tonic water PREPARATION Lightly crush the lime wedge and rosemary in a 10 to 12-ounce glass with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon. Next, add gin. Fill the glass with ice and top off with tonic […]

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Russian Rhubard Grass

©Nissa Pierson, Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, Gowanus Brooklyn Ingredients 1 bunch fresh mint 1 bunch fresh parsley 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 ounces gin (New York Distilling Company – Dorothy Parker) ½ ounce Gran Classico 1 ounce Rhubarb Pink Peppercorn Honey Nectar* ½ ounce lemon juice Lemon wheel garnish Pink Peppercorn Parsley Sugar* Brooklyn […]

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Salsify Orange Negroni

Ingredients 1 ounce Seneca Drums Gin (Finger Lakes Distilling Co.) 1 ounce Cynar ½ ounce *Salsify Orange Syrup ½ ounce Amberthorn Dry Vermouth (New York Astby Co) Oven Dried Salsify Stick Garnish For the Salsify Orange Syrup: 2 salsify roots, chopped 1 cup water Juice of 1 orange Zest of 1 orange ½ cup sugar […]

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Shaolin Shadow

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 […]

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Spiced Apple Cider with Dark Rum

Makes one gallon INGREDIENTS 1 gallon fresh apple cider 1 tart apple, sliced horizontally 1 cinnamon stick 1 star anise 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 2 whole cloves 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1-2 cups dark rum (can be omitted for non-alcoholic version) PREPARATION Place all ingredients in a large pot and simmer for about 15 […]

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Spicy Figs & Honey Sparkling Wine

Ingredients 1 ounce Spicy Bourbon Fig Honey (recipe follows) Sparkling wine Black Peppercorn Garnish Directions In a champagne glass place 1 ounce of the syrup and fill with sparkling wine. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg dust and a dried fig. Spicy Bourbon Figs Honey Makes 2 cups Ingredients ½ cup bourbon ½ cup dried figs, […]

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Spring-Thyme Detox

©Rafael Hasid, Wolf & Deer, Park Slope Brooklyn Ingredients 6-8 fresh mint leaves 2 ounces vodka 1 ounce wiki-dandelion puree* 1 ounce lemon thyme & mint syrup* 1 ounce lime juice Lemon peel Meyer Lemon Brooklyn Hemispherical Bitters Directions Muddle the mint leaves in a shaker until all the oils are released from the mint. […]

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Strawberry Margaritas with Dried Strawberry Lime Salted Rims

Makes 1 margarita Perfectly simple and delicious, a fresh strawberry margarita says summer like few other things do. With eh addition of the strawberry lime salted rim this drink becomes exquisite Ingredients 2 ounces tequila (white or pink is best) 1 ounce orange liquor (triple sec or grand marinier type) Pinch of lime zest Juice […]

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Strawberry Mint Gin Mini Pesto Elixir

©Nissa Pierson, Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, Gowanus Brooklyn Ingredients 1 cup simple syrup ½ cup fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves 3 fresh strawberries, de-stemmed and chopped 2 teaspoons lemon zest Juice of one lemon Directions Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until a smooth pesto-like sauce is created. […]

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Sweet Potato Mash

Ingredients 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed small 1 vanilla bean 1 cinnamon stick 1 bottle Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Whiskey *Balsamic Syrup *Black Pepper Sugared Pecans For the Balsamic Syrup: ½ cup balsamic vinegar (high quality) For the Black Pepper Sugared Pecans: 1 tablespoon butter ½ cup pecans 1 tablespoon raw or turbinado sugar 2 […]

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Tarragon Apricot Bubbly & Blueberry Tarragon Bubbly

Makes several bubbly drinks Ingredients ½ cup fresh blueberries (smashed) or fresh apricots (chopped) 3 tablespoons fresh tarragon leaves ½ cup raw or unprocessed sugar ½ cup water Cava, champagne or prosecco Blueberries for garnish Directions In a medium saucepan combine the apricots or blueberries, tarragon, sugar and water and bring to a boil. Reduce […]

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The Cinnamon Fig

Ingredients 3 ounces bourbon ½ ounce lemon juice 1 ounce cinnamon stick black pepper syrup (recipe follows) 1 ounce sweet cinnamon vinegar (recipe follows) 1 tablespoon fig compote (recipe follows) Directions Place all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into an old fashioned martini glass and garnish with a […]

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The Dirty Turnip

Ingredients 3 ounces gin ½ ounce dry vermouth ½ ounce pickled turnip brine Pickled Turnip Wheels Cilantro leaves for garnish Directions In a glass filled with ice, add the gin and vermouth and stir. Add the turnip brine liquid and strain into a martini glass. Place one pickled turnip wheel to float on the top […]

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The Puebla Cocktail

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 […]

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