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1.75 l vodka (e.g. Smirnoff)

1 oz dried hibiscus

1 oz dried ginger

Let infuse for a few hours…


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Lavender Agave Syrup

This is a lavender infused syrup used in the “Peridon”

1 1/2 cups agave syrup

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup dried lavender

Add lavender to water and agave syrup, let infuse, cool.


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Cinnamon Bark
Vanilla bean
Maple syrup
Light Rum

Infuse for 5 days in a cool dry place
Shake the bottle each day
Press out to finish

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Cinnamon Bark

Cook the above ingredients together on low simmer
Add 1 cup of rum and nutmeg to taste
Store in the refrigerator

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2 cups demerara sugar

1-2 cups water

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Green Tea Infusion

This is used for Dave’s “Green tea martini
  • 750 ml of Vodka (e.g. Monopolova because it’s gluten free 🙂 )
  • 1 oz of Japanese Sencha green tea leaves
  • 1 0z of chopped lemongrass
  • a handful of mint leaves
  • peel of an orange
  • 1/2 cup or less of demerara simple syrup

Mix ingredients with Vodka, let infuse for 1 1/2 days

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Mata Hari Absinthe

According to wikipedia, Absinthe is “an anise-flavoured spiritderived from herbs, including the flowers and leaves of the herb Artemisia absinthium, commonly referred to as “grande wormwood”, together with green aniseand sweet fennel. Absinthe traditionally has a natural green colour but can also be colourless. It is commonly referred to in historical literature as la fée verte (the Green Fairy).

Although it is sometimes mistakenly called a liqueur, absinthe is not bottled with added sugar and is therefore classified as a spirit.[5] Absinthe is unusual among spirits in that it is bottled at a very high proof but is normally diluted with water when consumed.”

Mata Hari is a whole story on her own…

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