Category: Ger-Nis Spring Herbalicious Birthday Bash

  • Asparagus & Mint Pesto

    Makes approximately 2½ cups Ingredients 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed (½ inch off only) and chopped ½ cup fresh mint leaves, stems removed and chopped 2 teaspoons lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice ¼ cup raw almonds ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 1½ teaspoons salt Directions Place all ingredients, except the oil, in food…

  • Quick Pickled Red Onions

    Makes approximately 3 cups of pickled onions Ingredients 1½ cups water (boiling) 1½ cups citrus champagne vinegar (can substitute regular vinegar) 1 tablespoon salt ¼ cup tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons cumin seeds Zest of 1 lime Juice of 2 limes 4 medium red onions, sliced thin ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves Directions Shake together all…

  • Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Jalapeño Pesto

    Yields approximately 2½ cups Ingredients 1½ cups fresh cilantro leaves 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon lime zest Juice of 2 limes 3 roasted jalapeños, deseeded, peeled and chopped ½ cup pumpkin seeds 1½ teaspoons salt ¼-½ cup olive oil Directions Place all ingredients, except the oil, in food processor and pulse until chopped pretty…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Herbal Zaiquiri

    ├é┬ęZachary 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…