Blackberry Sage Agua Fresca Sparkler ( Spiked with Elderflower Liquor and Linoncello)

Makes  1 small mason jar of mix Ingredients ¼  cup blackberry puree ¼ cup blackberry sage syrup* ½ cup lemon juice ¼  cup limoncello ¼ cup elderflower liquor Sparkling RoseLemony Sage Sugar* Sage Leaf Directions Place all the ingredients except sparking rose and sugar in a blender and blend until smooth.  Strain and chill.  Place […]

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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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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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Ger-Nis’ Herbal Mint Julep

Makes 1 drink Ingredients Lemon mint brown sugar (recipe follows) 4-5 fresh mint leaves Crushed or shaved ice ½ ounce lemon mint herbal syrup (recipe follows) 2 ½ ounces bourbon (Makers Mark is our preferred choice) Crushed or shaved ice Directions Wet the rim of a old fashioned or low wide mouth glass with a […]

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Hand Rolled Vegan Truffles

Makes 12 truffles Ingredients ½ pound pitted & chopped dates 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoon water 1 tablespoon of your favorite Liquor ½ cup cocoa powder ¼ cup cacao nibs ¼ cup finely shredded coconut Directions In a food processor add dates, water, liquor, and salt. Mix on high till it forms a ruff […]

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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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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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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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Swedish Apple-Rottabagge

Ingredients 1 bottle of aquavit 1 rutabaga, cubed (about 2 cups worth max) Lemon juice *Caraway Syrup Fresh Apple Shrub Soda Water Apple Slice Garnish For the Caraway Syrup: 2 tablespoons caraway seeds, toasted 1 piece lemon peel ½ cup water ½ cup sugar Directions In a large mason jar, combine the aquavit and the […]

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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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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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