Boring seltzer doesn’t stand a chance. Classic cocktails have met their match. All thanks to the innovative minds behind Morris Kitchen, and their inventive and well-crafted syrups. As one of our most popular makers in the Eat Boutique Shop, we wanted to know more about what makes these Brooklyn-based drink masters tick. Kari Morris was kind enough to answer a few questions for us, as well as provide a fitting and festive recipe for an Eggnog Cocktail, made with their very own Ginger Syrup. We’ve also concocted a few of our own cocktails using Morris Kitchen syrups you might enjoy. ~Kate
Why do you make food?
I make food because there is nothing like a good meal that gets my friends and family together.
What makes you get up early or stay up late to do what is generally considered to be some of the hardest work out there?
Making my ideas come to life. I like to be able to work with my hands; to create something fresh and from scratch into a beautifully packaged item. Chopping vegetables, blending spices, designing labels and working with paper are things I do every day.
What’s been the greatest struggle in becoming a professional maker?
Focusing on perfecting a core range of products when I love to experiment.
What recipe makes your syrups shine?
Classic cocktails like a Moscow Mule, or a Whisky Sour.
What do you eat when no one is looking?
I love a good all-American chip; McClures dill chips with a cold beer on a hot Sunday afternoon.
What’s the best homemade food gift you’ve ever received?
Tell us about your prize kitchen tool.
My new bright red pairing knife is this month’s favorite.
Share a little tip to inspire a home cook, to help them save time in the kitchen or to motivate them to take their cooking or food gifting to the next level.
Mise en Place! Set out all of your ingredients in front of you in vessels you like. This will help you take ownership of your cooking experience; it helps organize the process and looks great, too.
Editor’s Note: Root Liquor isn’t readily available everywhere. If you have trouble finding it, feel free to skip it and just add a bit more vodka. Here’s where you can find Morris Kitchen Ginger Syrup!
Editor’s Note: Root Liquor isn’t readily available everywhere. If you have trouble finding it, feel free to skip it and just add a bit more vodka.
Here’s where you can find Morris Kitchen Ginger Syrup!
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1/2 ounce Morris Kitchen Ginger Syrup
- 1/2 ounce Root Liquor
- Dash bitters
- 1/2 ounce eggnog
- Grated nutmeg, to garnish
- Combine and shake vodka, Ginger Syrup, Root and bitters over ice. Strain into a glass and slowly top off with eggnog. Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg. Cheers!
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