Anisette Recipes

Verdigris

by Ian Glomski

Difficulty Level: Easy+

This cocktail screams summer. The anise, orange, cucumber, and cilantro all work in concert to yield a light and herbal long drink that is totally crushable.

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1.0 oz. Vitae Spirits Orange Liqueur

0.5 oz Anisette

1 oz Lemonade (1 part sugar, 1 part lemon juice, 2 parts water)

0.5 oz Egg Whites

2 slices of cucumber

2 sprigs Cilantro

top with sparkling water

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1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker

2. Shake and strain into coupe glass

3. Top off with sparking water till foam is touching the rim of the coupe

Poinsettia

 by Kerrie Pierce

Difficulty Level: Medium

Dive into the holidays with a refreshing, light, pomegranate martini. This cocktail will send your mind into a beachy bliss.

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1 oz. Vitae Spirits Modern Gin 

1/2 oz Vitae Spirits Anisette

1 oz pomegranate juice

1/2 oz rosewater simple
1/2 oz lime juice

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  1. Combine Ingredients in Shaker with ice
  2. Shake vigorously
  3. Strain into Coupe glass
  4. Garnish with pomegranate seeds

Brunelle Fizz

A Classic cocktail modified by Kerrie Pierce

Difficulty Level: Easy+

This riff on a classic cocktail from the 1930’s is a delightfully refreshing summer cocktail. Flavors are reminiscent of an adult anise flavored lemonade !

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1.5 oz. Vitae Spirits Anisette 

0.5 oz. Simple Syrup

0.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

Soda Water

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  1. Combine Anisette, Simple syrup, and Lemon Juice in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously and pour over fresh ice in a rocks glass
  3. Top glass of with soda
  4. Garnish with Lemon peal

Turkish Delight

by Kerrie Pierce

Difficulty Level: Medium+

This is a riff on a classic New Orleans brunch cocktail with a light creamy texture, hints of anise and almond flavors. A perfect reason to roll out of bed and start your day!

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0.5 oz. Vitae Spirits Anisette 

1 oz Modern Gin

0.5 oz. Pistachio Orgeat (see below for recipe)

0.5 Lime Juice

1 oz. Apricot Nector

Garnish with powdered pistachio

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Orgeat 

2 cups lightly toasted pistachios, coarsely chopped
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup water
1 tsp orange flower water
Bring water and sugar to a boil, turn heat down, add pistachios. Let simmer for 5 minutes, turn off heat, let steep for up to 8 hours. Strain almonds out, stir in orange flower water. Bottle and keep in the refrigerator.

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1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.

2. Shake vigorously and pour in a coup glass

3. Garnish with fresh ground pistachio

Shanghai

A Classic cocktail modified by Kerrie Pierce

Difficulty Level: Easy+

The Shanghai is a simple classic cocktail that highlights the qualities of the Anisette and white rum that make up the spirits portion of the drink. Light, tart, and refreshing, the Shanghai is a great palate cleanser that will get you ready for the night ahead!

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1 oz. Vitae Spirits Platinum Rum

0.5 oz. Vitae Spirits Anisette

0.5 oz. grenadine (see below for recipe)

0.5 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice

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Grenadine

2 cups Pomegranate juice

1 1/4 cup of sugar

2oz pomegranate molasses

2 tsp orange flower water

Combine all ingredients except orange flower water in a pan, heat until the sugar dissolves, then turn off heat and stir in the orange flower water. Let cool, then strain.

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1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.

2. Shake vigorously until and pour in a coup glass

3. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

Suissesse

A Classic cocktail modified by Kerrie Pierce

Difficulty Level: Easy+

This is a riff on a classic New Orleans brunch cocktail with a light creamy texture, hints of anise and almond flavors. A perfect reason to roll out of bed and start your day!

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1.5 oz. Vitae Spirits Anisette 

0.5 oz. Orgeat (see below for recipe)

0.5 Egg white

1 oz. heavy cream

Fresh Nutmeg

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Orgeat 

2 cups lightly toasted almonds, coarsely chopped
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup water
1 tsp orange flower water
Bring water and sugar to a boil, turn heat down, add almonds. Let simmer for 5 minutes, turn off heat, let steep for up to 8 hours. Strain almonds out, stir in orange flower water. Bottle and keep in the refrigerator.

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1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.

2. Shake vigorously and pour in a coup glass

3. Garnish with fresh ground nutmeg.