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Mari cocktail

Recipe by:Chef Ryan Pollnow
Aaxte Restaurant, San Francisco


  • 3 tbsp. Bols Genever (a Dutch spirit)
    1/2 tbsp. crème de cacao
    1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
    1 1/2 tbsp. apple vanilla simple syrup (see note)
    Pinch of salt


Pour all ingredients over ice into a cocktail shaker and shake for approximately 10 seconds. Pour over a double strainer into a chilled glass and enjoy.

To make apple simple syrup: In a saucepan, simmer 2 cups water, 2 cups turbinado sugar, 5 to 6 apple peels and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract for 30 to 45 minutes. Strain through a sieve and funnel into a glass bottle. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks.

Serves 1

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