Born and raised in Sweden – Martin brought his family recipe for a Glögg with him when he moved to California over 20 years ago to receive his MBA. Working with bartenders and seeing their creativity incorporating his great grandmother’s Glögg flavors in cocktails unlocked Martin’s true passion for creating exciting spirits and everything craft-spirit related. This became the foundation for Geijer Spirits which now encompasses products like Aquavit, Fernet and Falernum. You can learn more about Geijer on their website at https://www.geijerspirits.com/
California Aqua Vitae: This savory spirit stands well on its own but could be used as a solid backbone for creative cocktails. The caraway, fennel and dill serve many modifiers well, and the orange peel, ginger and sage brighten the traditional spices. Dare we say a California fusion spirit!
California Glögg Liqueur: Made from only seven natural ingredients, glögg liqueur captures the spicy notes from cardamom, cinnamon and cloves and obtains balance from raisins and almonds. The citrus notes come from dried Seville orange peels and the balanced sweetness from pure cane sugar. Go old school Viking and serve it heated, or mix it in a chilled cocktail California style. Either way you win!
California Fernet: Our Fernet will make its mark on the current amaro landscape. It is rich and complex, yet not overpowering. It is grassier and less sweet than other Fernets on the market, and its 21 roots, herbs and spices are playfully balanced for the drinker.
2023 Bartender Spirits Awards – 91pts., Gold
2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Gold
California Spiced Liqueur: Inspired by our original product and by feedback from bartenders, we tweaked the original recipe of our California Glögg Liqueur, with cocktail friendly results! We decreased the sweetness and increased the alcohol content to 80 proof to stand up in boozier cocktails while still providing a strong spice note.
California Amaro: Our Amaro is another expression that will leave a unique mark on the Amari scene. Flavors from birch bark, heather flowers and sea buckthorn gives this Amaro a distinctive Scandinavian flair. These are among the 31 botanicals making up this fresh expression. A variety of complex production techniques, including water and alcohol macerations at different temperatures, brings you this balanced Amaro.
2023 Bartender Spirits Awards – 94 ps., Gold, Top 100 On-Prem Spirits
2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Double Gold
California Orange Liqueur: The orange flavor is unmistakable and the bitter orange peel creates a deeper, more complex Orange Liqueur that is balanced by pure vanilla bean. An exciting alternative to traditional orange cocktail modifiers that sort of taste like British orange marmalade with rinds.
California Falernum: Another funky expression where the proprietary Jamaican style rum brings depth and harmony to the final product while maintaining the lime and allspice notes that are expected from Falernums. This expression is a hand-crafted high quality falernum that will not only work in your classic Tiki cocktails – it will also work as a base and modifier in all kinds of cocktails. Grade A fancy molasses, fermented using special rum yeast are blended with the spice infusion to bring the right level of Tiki to every bottle.
Best in Class 2020 American Distilling Institute