Episode 37: Emily Vikre


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Emily Vikre owns the Vikre Distillery in Duluth. This is one of my favorite places to spend an evening in Duluth as I am a huge fan of her various Gin varieties. In addition, Emily is the Cookbook Author of "Camp Cocktails" and the new "Family Camp Cookbook"
The family camp cookbook recipes are accessible, and fun and really make planning a delicious outdoor camping trip pretty seamless.
Try this Strawberry Fields recipe from her Cocktail Book to get ready for the great outdoors this Summer!
Strawberry Fields
For 1 cocktail
1 grilled strawberry*Camp Cocktails
2 oz. silver tequila
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. St. Germain (or other elderflower liqueur)
1/2 oz. simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, dissolved into a syrup)
Gently muddle the grilled strawberry in a shaker. Add the tequila, lime juice, St. Germain, and simple syrup. Fill the shaker two-thirds full with ice, seal, and shake until well chilled. Double strain into a cocktail glass. I usually serve this drink up but you can also serve over ice. Garnish with a fresh strawberry, if you’re feeling fancy!
*To grill strawberries, thread whole strawberries onto a skewer and place them over a heated grill. Grill over medium-low heat, turning occasionally until the berries are softening and juicy. (This can take anywhere from 2-10 minutes depending on how low you are keeping your heat.) Allow to cool before using.
Camp Cocktails has a Bees Knees recipe that’s great and there are other Vikre Distillery cocktail recipes here
Shake 2 oz. Boreal Spruce Gin, 3/4 oz. lemon juice, and 3/4 oz. honey syrup* with ice until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.
* To make honey syrup combine equal parts honey and water and stir until the honey dissolves.
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