Maple Syrup in Cocktails
Through a series of fortunate events I have found myself with a ridiculous amount (3 gallons) of Vermont grade A medium amber maple syrup. I have been working through my inventory, and despite incorporating it into at least two meals each day, barely a dent has been made. Now I'm starting to think of maple syrup as a cocktail ingredient.
I recall having a cocktail some time back with bourbon, maple syrup, and lemon juice. Seems to me that darker spirits would pair well (apple brandy, rye etc). But has anybody tried/made anything memorable with the stuff?
I haven't tried making it but have had this cocktail @ Vessel and it is delicious.
Haven't tried these either but this link has been sitting in my bookmarks for some time
You could also make maple pecans as a bar snack to go w/ them :)
Absolutely fantastic cocktail imho, great for summer sipping.
15ml each of lime, lemon and orange juice
20ml maple syrup
4 dashes Angostura
1 egg white
Shake well without ice, then well with ice and strain into a chilled glass with large surface area.
Then, in an oil mister (or similar) combine Angostura and overproof rum in equal proportions, and spray over the cocktail through a flame to 'caramelize' the bitters. This should sit nicely on top of the foamy surface.
You could probably do it without the rum, but a higher average ABV makes it easier to ignite.
Excellent ideas! I did a little experimenting last night and came up with something similar, though without the OJ and egg white, and with orange bitters instead of Angostura. I made maple pecans a few nights ago, and they went over well as sweet snacks with a bourbon aperitif.
I was also thinking about experimenting with either a mezcal or a smokey scotch. The smokey + sweet combo seems promising.
i whipped this up a while ago. hmmmmm and now i may be whipping up another tonight
Green Mountain Daiquiri (that's what i'm calling it tonight)
old monk rum