Anisette Recipes

Caribbean Float

by Peter Morgner

Difficulty Level: EASY

The perfect cocktail to have at the pool, this tiki-style cocktail is also very easy to make! Quick and fun for any pool party!

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1 oz. Vitae Spirits Golden Rum

0.5 oz. Vitae Spirits Anisette Liqueur

1 teaspoon Cream of Coconut

Top glass with ginger beer

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1. Combine all but ginger beer in shaker with ice

2. Shake and strain into collins or rocks glass

3. Top off glass with ginger beer

4. Garnish with coconut chips

Come On Anisette Awhile

By Allison Barger Eddy

(a.k.a @tiptoeingthrujuleps)

Difficulty Level: EASY+

A fabulous summer cocktail created by one our fans. So glad she discovered our Anisette!

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A few finely sliced cucumber strips

0.5 oz honey simple syrup

1 oz lime juice

1 oz Vitae Spirits Anisette

1.5 oz Thai-basil infused dry vermouth

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1. Place a single cucumber strip along the inside of a rocks glass. Add ice.
Muddle a bit of cucumber with simple syrup in the bottom of a shaker.

2. Add lime juice, Anisette, vermouth, and ice to shaker and shake ingredients.

3. Strain into prepared rocks glass.
Garnish with a small strip of cucumber and Thai basil leaf.

Almost Arnold

by TJ Drake

Difficulty Level: EASY+

This spring cocktail is reminiscent of a boozy Arnold Palmer. For those unfamiliar, Arni was famous for his favorite drink; half sweet tea, half lemonade, over ice. The nice caramel notes from the Golden rum combine with the lemon juice for an uncanny resemblance of the famous drink. We added a tiny amount of the Anisette for fun, because, hey, why not?

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1 oz. Vitae Spirits Golden Rum

0.5 oz. Vitae Spirits Anisette Liqueur

1 oz Lemonade

3 dashes of Embitterment Orange Bitters

Orange peel and rum-soaked cherry for garnish

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1. Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass with one large ice cube

2. Stir and serve

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

0.5 oz. Vitae Spirits Anisette

1.5oz Turmeric Lemonade*

0.5 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

Fiery Anis

by Nan Janney & Shane Davis

An inspired submission to our Spring 2020 Cocktail Competition that didn’t quite make the final cut (hey not everyone likes hot and spicy cocktails), but wins enthusiastic accolades from our resident heat-lovers.

Difficulty Level: Medium

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1.25 oz. Jalapeno-infused Vitae Spirits Anisette

0.25 oz. Linie Aquavit

0.5 oz Cucumber juice

0.5 oz. lime juice

0.5 oz simple syrup

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Jalapeno-infused Anisette 

Add ribs and seeds from one jalapeño along 1/2 of chopped  jalapeño flesh to 200 ml of Anisette Liquor.  Put in covered container, shake and let sit for 20 minutes.  Then strain through fine mesh strainer.

Cucumber juice

Make cucumber juice by adding peeled cucumber to juicer, adding 2 drops of saline solution per ounce of cucumber juice.

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  1. Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice
  2. Shake vigorously
  3. Strain into coupe glass
  4. Garnish with a mint sprig

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.