Thirsty Thursday: Old Vermont Cocktail

By: Kelsey Vala

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

When thinking of the ideal brunch cocktail, we want a boozy drink that also pairs well with our meal. So we might as well go ahead and tip a bit of the maple syrup that went on our pancakes into our cocktail as well!

Even though our brazen use of maple syrup might be considered luxurious, this Old Vermont Cocktail balances the sweet syrup with cocktail bitters, sour citrus, and aromatic gin. Serve this gin-centric cocktail in a martini glass with an orange slice, and serve with warm pancakes.

Bottoms up, folks!

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce grade B pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 dashes bitters, such as Angostura
  • Ice
  • Orange rind

Directions:

Combine the gin, maple syrup, lemon and orange juice and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Add some ice and shake a few times. Strain the drink into a martini glass and garnish with the orange rind.

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