Anisette Recipes

The Taj

by : TJ Drake

Winter is here, and this Indian spiced sour cocktail is perfect for the holidays! A savory blend of turmeric, ginger, lemon, saffron and a few other spices

Difficulty Level: Medium

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1 oz. Vitae Spirits Orange Liqueur

.5 oz. Vitae Spirits Anisette

1.5oz Turmeric Lemonade*

1/2 oz. egg white

9 drops Embitterment Liquid gold bitters

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Turmeric Lemonade

Add one cup of sugar, one cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice, and two cups of water to a pot, place on medium heat and bring to a simmer, add 1oz powdered turmeric and keep at a simmer for 5 minutes. Take off heat and let cool.  

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  1. Combine all but bitters into a shaker with ice
  2. Shake vigorously until egg whites are frothy
  3. Strain into coupe glass
  4. Add drops of bitters to frothy top of cocktail

It's Easy Bein' Green

by Ian Glomski

Difficulty Level: Easy+

This cocktail is sure to brighten up your fall! Our Autumn spices from our Gin shine in this wonderfully complex, yet balanced cocktail!

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0.5 oz. Vitae Spirits Anisette 

0.5 oz Modern Gin

0.5 oz Midori

1 tsp. Orgeat*

1 oz. heavy cream

0.5 oz lemon juice

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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 dried kiwi

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.