Favorite Recipes of Maverick Swaniel Harrienger

4 servings.

  • 1 2″ piece of fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, plus more for serving
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 8 cardamom pods
  • 6 black tea bags
  • 1 cup whole or 2% milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened regular or low-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons-0.25 cup loosely packed light brown muscovado sugar, to taste
  1. Put the ginger in a medium saucepan.  Lightly crush the cinnamon, peppercorns, and cardamom pods and add to the pan.  Add 6 cups cold water and bring to a boil over high heat.  Remove from the heat, cover, and let steep for 15 minutes.
  2. Return the mix to the stove and bring it back to a boil.  Remove from the heat, add the tea bags, and let steep, covered, for 5 minutes.
  3. Put the milk, coconut milk, and sugar, in a medium saucepan and bring it to a simmer.  Strain the tea mix into the milk mix.heat through for 1 minute, and then whisk until frothy.  Pour into mugs, garnishing each with a cinnamon stick.


Bartender’s Recipe (serves 1)


  • Kosher salt
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1.5 ounces tequila
  • 2.5 ounces Limeade or Limonada
  • .33 ounce Torres Orange liqueur
  • 6-10 ice cubes


  • Spread the salt on a small plate.  Moisten the rim of 6 oz. martini glass with lime wedge + up the glass onto the salt to crust the rim.
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Limonada, orange liqueur, + ice.  Cover and shake vigorously until frothy + cold.  Strain into salt-crusted glass and serve immediately.

Party Pitcher (serves 8)


  • 1.5 cups tequila
  • 2.5 cups limeade
  • .33 cup Torres Orange Liqueur
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Kosher salt
  • 6 cups ice cubes


  • In a pitcher, combine the tequila, limeade, and orange liqueur.  Cover and chill for 2 hours.
  • Use the lime and salt to crust the rims of eight 6 oz. martini glasses.  Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice and pour in a generous cup of margarita mix.  Shake and strain into 2 glasses.  Repeat for the remaining 6 margaritas and serve immediately.

et cetera