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Ginger Shine

GS SweetShine DISPLAY Label Art 04_16_13Genuinely Grizzly Ginger

Best if served at room temperature.

Mercury 49
This drink, like its namesake, is reminiscent of the early bootleggers featuring traditional tastes yet taking a new side road to deliver happiness. One part Bourbon, 1 part Ginger SweetShine, ½ part fresh lemon juice. Pour everything over ice into a cocktail shaker then “Shake it like you stole it” for 15 seconds. Pour into an old fashioned glass filled with ice and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Ginger Rogers
This is a new classic: Great tasting, great looking and can help with your dancing! Add 1½ parts Gin, 1 part Ginger SweetShine, ½ part fresh lemon juice with ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds or until it seems awkward to shake further. Pour into an old fashioned glass filled with ice and garnish with a small stem of fresh lavender. Optional mix: replace the lemon juice with 1 part SweetShine Hard Lemonade. Cool, refreshing ahhhhh.

Jefferson Mule
This is a kickin’ mule. A favorite of ours here in Jefferson County, WV. Tangy, spicy, a bit sweet, very smooth. A versatile drink perfectly at home at cocktail parties, quilting bees, bachelor parties, jousting or fishing tournaments. One part vodka,1 part Ginger SweetShine,1 part fresh lime juice. Add all components with ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake it like you stole it for 15 seconds. Pour into a copper mug or Collins glass filled with ice, top with soda water and garnish with a lime wheel, however Real Men garnish with nothing. This is kickin’, not sissy!

Dark and Shiny
Rumor has it that Storm Chasers, that crazy bunch who chases tornadoes, look for the dark and shiny sky to lead them. This drink offers all of the excitement without the need for the extended insurance program. Two parts hard cider, 1 part spice rum, 1 part Ginger SweetShine served over ice in a tall tumbler or a travel mug if chasing tornadoes.

Shaken Negroni
3/4 oz Gin
3/4 Ginger SweetShine
3/4 oz Campari
1/2 oz lime
1/4 lime
Created by Gunnar Berg, Mixologist
Nite Owl, Omaha NE

Shrimp Skewers with Ginger Mango Sauce
4 oz Ginger SweetShine
3 mangos
4 Tbsp. ketchup
2 Tbsp. yellow mustard
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. rice vinegar

  1. Peel and cube mangos.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Skewer shrimp, pineapple, red peppers, and whatever else you’d like to grill.
  4. Grill over medium heat, brushing with Ginger Mango Sauce with each turn, until fully cooked with a little char.
Ginger SweetShine Gin Sour
from our friends at Element Shrub. These drink geniuses have created an earthy, Japanese-influenced take on a Gin Sour.
1 1/2 oz cold-brewed soba (or buckwheat) tea
1 oz gin
1/2 oz Lemon Mint Element Shrub
1/4 oz Ginger SweetShine
1/4 oz maple syrup
Sprig of fresh mint
Combine ingredients with ice in a shaker, shake, strain and serve. Garnish with a slice of California Crisps lemon and fresh mint sprig.
Carrot Cake Martini
  • 1 oz Ginger SweetShine
  • 1/2 oz Cremma Lemma SweetShine
  • 1 oz spiced rum
  • 1 oz carrot juice
  • splash fresh lemon juice
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, cover and shake vigorously until frothy.
  2. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream and shredded carrot, if desired.
Honeydew Ginger Mojito 
  • 1 oz Ginger SweetShine
  • 1 1/2 oz rum
  • club soda
  • fresh mint
  • honeydew melon, balled or cubed (freeze half)
  1. In a mixing glass muddle 5 mint leaves with 4 fresh honeydew balls.
  2. Add Ginger SweetShine and rum.
  3. Add ice, cover, and shake vigorously until ice cold.
  4. Fill glass with frozen honeydew balls and strain chilled mixture into glass.
  5. Top with club soda.
  6. Garnish with mint sprig.

Hemingway Island Daiquiri

  • 1/2 oz Ginger SweetShine
  • 2 oz coconut rum
  • 3/4 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • shredded coconut garnish
  1. Shake liquid ingredients with ice until frothy.
  2. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with shredded coconut.
Majick Mary’s Bloody Mary
created by John VanNess
tested by Bob Pedrick
using Mary Kay’s Bloody Mary recipe
  • 1 oz Ginger SweetShine
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz clamato juice
  • 3 oz Mr. & Mrs. T’s Bloody Mary Mix
  • 1 tsp or more dry seasoning to taste, such as:
    • McCormick Hot Shot {John’s favorite}
    • cajun seasoning {Tom’s favorite}
    • Old Bay {Murphy’s favorite}
    • or whatever YOUR favorite might be
  • pinch habanero powder for those who like it extra hot
  1. Mix ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously until combined.
  2. Pour over ice in your glass of choice.
  3. Garnish with something fun like pickles, olives, or celery.
Mulled White Wine
 1 bottle (375ml) Ginger SweetShine
1 bottle (750ml) white wine
1 Tbsp cloves
1 Tbsp cardamom
2 cinnamon sticks
4 fresh pears, sliced
fresh mint
  1. Place pears and spices in the bottom of a crock pot.
  2. Add Ginger SweetShine and wine.
  3. Heat on high until wine reaches desired serving temp, then hold on warm.
  4. Garnish with sliced pear, cinnamon stick, and fresh mint.
  5. Serve hot.
Irish Soda Bread with Ginger ‘Shine
with Cremma Lemma Glaze
  •  2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. caraway seed
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. raisins
  • 1/2 c. Ginger SweetShine
  • 1 1/4 c. buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Cremma Lemma SweetShine
  • 2/3 c. confectioner’s sugar
  1. Soak raisins in Ginger SweetShine for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Grease 9 inch round baking pan.
  4. In a mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, caraway seed, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  5. In a separate bowl combine buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat lightly until combined, then stir into flour mixture.
  6. Strain raisins and stir into mixture. (Save discarded Ginger SweetShine for another use).
  7. Spread into prepared pan and bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.
  8. In a small mixing bowl combine Cremma Lemma SweetShine and confectioners’ sugar. Whisk until combined, then pour over cooled Irish Soda Bread.

Mulled Pineapple

  • 4 oz Ginger SweetShine
  • 4 oz spiced rum
  • 12 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/4 tsp saffron
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 cinnamon stick, plus 4 more for garnish
  1. In a small saucepan combine pineapple juice, saffron, peppercorns, and 1 cinnamon stick.
  2. Heat on medium-high until steaming hot, but not boiling.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour 1 oz Ginger SweetShine and 1 oz rum into 4 glasses.
  5. Top each glass with 3 oz mulled pineapple juice.
  6. Garnish with cinnamon stick.
  7. Serve hot.

Robbie’s Ginger Sesame Marinade

  • 1 part Bloomery Ginger SweetShine
  • 1/2 part of rice vinegar
  • 1/2 part of soy sauce
  • add sesame seeds on top

 

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