On my own website, I just began sharing recipes all centered on the use of Elixir G Ginger Mix. I had discovered the non-alcoholic ginger mix at an event and was anxious to try making drinks of my own at home. One of the recipes I wanted to share with Beacon readers is specifically named for the holidays, but, after having it, I plan on having it All…Year…Long.
1½ ounce Vodka
½ ounce triple sec
½ ounce Elixir G
½ ounce cranberry juice
Serve in a sugar rimmed martini glass. Garnish with mint leaves and a cranberry.”
But, I made a few changes. I doubled the recipe to fill a martini shaker, over ice of course, for two. And, as I had learned that the Elixir G was stronger than other ginger mixes I had used, I replaced the measurement of ½ ounce with one cap. The rest of the ingredients measured the same, though I may have added a smidgeon more vodka to fill my shaker.
I decorated with an orange rind, which I also wiped on the rim of the glass, and left out the sugar, mint leave and cranberry.
We made a second shaker later. Very, very tasty. Thinking now…what can I call this when it’s not December…VTSEGC is a very long acronym but it would help me to remember all of the ingredients!
From ELIXIR G:
Elixir G Ginger Mix is now available for consumers at Bristol Farms retail locations throughout California.
There is a first in the world of Food & Beverage. Never before has there been a liquid ginger.
Three years ago, Elixir G Ginger Mix started the trend of making a great variety of Ginger Cocktails available in bars and restaurants. After winning “Best In Show” and “Best New Beverage” at the West Coast Food & Beverage Expo, Elixir G quickly sold into all P.F. Changs and Benihana locations nationwide.
The restaurant world was dazzled when they were suddenly able to easily offer Ginger Margaritas, Ginger Martinis, Ginger Mojitos and more. The powerful Elixir G ginger concentrate is made with an enormous amount of fresh ginger root. Many more restaurants followed ranging from The Four Seasons to independent mom-and-pop locations as far away as New York, Ohio and Louisiana.
Often restaurant customers were so enchanted with their ginger cocktail, they would investigate how it was made and then go home and contact Elixir G. Orders would arrive from all around the country almost daily.
Creative uses expand in the home as many people create new uses like Fat-Free Ginger Salad Dressing, sweet ginger shrimp, or even desserts like Ginger Beer Floats.
When there are breakthroughs in products such as this, it reminds us that it is a great time to be a consumer.
Based in Los Angeles, Elixir G was started by Bill Tocantins. He sources the best ginger root in the world including Thailand, India and Brazil. After testing, it is flown in and then bottled in Riverside, CA. It is made with fresh ginger root, lemon juice and pure cane sugar. No preservatives, chemicals or dyes are added. Shelf life is over one year after it is opened.