Vermont winters sometimes call for something sweet in your whiskey. While the Stewart Maple Crew is more apt to be seen with a beer, we can appreciate the classics. This twist on favorite is sure to have you feeling sophisticated and rebellious (or maybe just cozy, ’cause you know…the winters are damn long and dark in the green mountain state and curling up with your favorite drink and your pup for a chill night in is totally acceptable too)
• 6 sprigs of thyme
• 2 lemon wedges
• 1 orange wedge
• 1/2 oz Stewart’s Maple Syrup
• 1 1/2 oz Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey (or your preference)
• 1 1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
• Sprigs of rosemary and orange wedges for garnish
• In a cocktail shaker, muddle thyme, maple syrup, lemons and orange.
• Add bourbon and vermouth to shaker. Fill shaker with ice.
• Shake well and strain into ice filled rocks glass.
• Garnish with orange wedge and rosemary. Enjoy!
• Substitute traditional maple syrup with bourbon-barrel aged maple syrup.
• Make sure you shake and muddle well! This will ensure that you get the subtle thyme flavor that makes this drink so tasty! Fresh thyme from Evening Song Farm CSA is a good start!
This recipe is a Stewart Maple and Forkd collaboration. For more great recipes, check out www.forkd.squarespace.com