Nathan Gerdes: recipes

October 1, 2012 |  by  |  Chef Demos

The market was delighted to have a demo the other week from Nathan Gerdes of Kask. He concocted some fine mocktails inspired by the season. Here’s how to make them yourself!

Holding on to the last bits of summer:

  • 1 part Basil Ginger Lime syrup*
  • 1 part Fresh Lime juice
  • fill with Soda water
  • (add your favorite gin, light rum, or tequila if you like)

*Basil Ginger Lime syrup:

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup fresh ginger (peeled and chopped)
  • 3 fresh limes (quartered)
  • combine all ingredients, bring to a light boil then remove from heat. Let cool, strain, then bottle – will keep for approx 2 weeks if refrigerated.

Welcoming Fall:

  • 2 parts Peach Ginger spiced syrup*
  • fill with Soda water
  • (add your favorite whiskey, brandy, or dark rum if you like)

*Peach Ginger spiced syrup

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 med fresh ripe peaches
  • 1/2 cup fresh ginger (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • combine chopped peaches and sugar, muddle together until it forms a paste – then combine all remaining ingredients, bring to a light boil and remove from heat. Let cool, strain, then bottle – will keep for approx 2 weeks if refrigerated.

 


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