Category: Cocktails

Blueberry Maple Sugar Sauce

Blueberry Maple Sugar Sauce

Mix 1 cup Couching Lion Maple Sugar with 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries. Add 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil. Mash blueberries with a fork and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain mixture through a fine sieve and collect the liquid. Reserve the solids for use in a smoothie or spoon over ice cream. Store sauce in the refrigerator for up to a week. Enjoy!

Blueberry Gin Fizz: Mix 3 tablespoons Blueberry Maple Sugar Sauce with 2 oz gin and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Shake with ice and strain into a glass. Top with seltzer.

Maple Bourbon Lime

Maple Bourbon Lime

What is finer than the confluence of maple syrup, bourbon and freshly squeezed lime juice? This cocktail is perfect for a summer evening, and so easy to make. 

Measure into a glass:

1 ounce bourbon

½ ounce VT maple syrup

½ ounce lime juice

Stir well, add ice and stir again to slightly melt ice into cocktail.

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Allspice Dram

Allspice Dram

The Allspice Dram has a quintessential fall flavor, and is very fun to make. Allspice berries are the fruit of the pimento bush, so you’ll also see this called pimento dram. Most drams are made with simple syrup, but ours, of course, is made with Vermont maple syrup! You need a high proof rum or vodka. I prefer rum and always try to go with a local variety.

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Magic Maple Citrus Cooler

Magic Maple Citrus Cooler

This is a nice fruity, bubbly and complex cocktail. Magic Hat #9 is a local ale with a bit of an apricot taste. It enhances the citrus nicely and adds some bubbles!

2 oz bourbon

½ oz orange liqueur

½ half oz lemon juice

½ half oz maple syrup

stir, add ice, top with half can of Magic Hat #9

stir and garnish with a nice sprig of mint

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Maple Bourbon Smash

Maple Bourbon Smash

Maple and bourbon pair very well. This cocktail is fresh and citrusy, but also carries the depth of bourbon. Delicious!

1/2 ounce pure VT maple syrup

1/2 ounce fresh orange juice

1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

4 dashes Angostura bitters

1/2 orange wheel

2 ounces bourbon

1 1/2 ounces seltzer

In a rocks glass, combine the maple syrup with the orange juice,

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Maple Negroni

Maple Negroni This feels like a perfect fall cocktail. Slightly sweet but also retains the crisp flavor of Compari. Maple replaces the standard simple syrup and creates a much deeper flavor.

1 ounce maple syrup

1 ounce gin

1 ounce Compari

1 ounce sweet vermouth

½ orange wheel

Add all ingredients except the orange to a cocktail shaker.

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Maple Mojito

Maple Mojito

My garden is full of mint in the summer. What better application than a maple mojito?

Muddle 6 mint leaves with the juice of half a lime.

Add ½ ounce maple syrup and 1 ½ light rum

Stir and serve with ice and a lime wedge


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