the maple leaf

December 18th, 2009

Am I the only one who can’t believe it’s the Friday before Christmas?! Holy smokes, where has this month gone? I have to apologize for my lengthy absence. Luckily my time away has brought about some good news… we are moved in (yay!), Remedy Quarterly has been printed and sent out to our lovely subscribers (woohoo!) and good news in a weird way, I’ve missed this place! After blogging for nearly two years, almost on a daily basis it can begin to feel a little overwhelming at times, but I’ve been happy and reassured to find myself missing it (and you!).

So in honor of good things, I’ve whipped up one delicious beverage called the maple leaf. A little rye, a little maple syrup and a good squeeze of lemon is all you need. It will leave you with a festive, wintry warm kind of feeling.

Cheers friendos!

the maple leaf

adapted from Trader Vic’s Bartender’s Guide | makes 1 cocktail
2 oz rye
1/2 oz maple syrup
juice of 1/2 lemon
lemon peel to garnish
1. Place a few ice cubes in a cocktail shaker and add all ingredients.

2. Shake for about 10 seconds and pour into a highball glass.

3. Garnish with a lemon and drink up!


Comments: 11 Total

  1. Julia (Color Me Green)

    December 18, 2009 at 10:14 am

    interesting. i would never think to add maple syrup to a cocktail but it sounds like it works here!

  2. Anne

    December 18, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Sounds like a delightful riff on the hot toddy. Maybe I will make one tonight. I am cocktail mode…

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  5. crib set

    December 19, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Maple syrup in a cocktail! This sounds interesting! I want to try this and find for myself if it tastes good.

  6. Megan Gordon

    December 20, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Welcome back! We’re about to move to, and I’m sweating just thinking about it…boxes, and ikea trips, and more boxes. Loving the idea of a little maple in a nice, strong cocktail. Good to see you back!

  7. laura

    January 5, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    As a Canadian and maple syrup devotee I’m thrilled to discover this cocktail. In fact, I was doing a Canadian-themed dinner party recently and only wish I’d seen this post sooner. Must check you out more often! All the recipes look scrumptious.

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