It’s happy hour time again! Woohoo! I have to admit, I reeeaaallly wanted to make egg nog this week as I’ve been seeing so many delicious recipes flying around the internet. But alas, I didn’t have all the ingredients. Next week, that’s what I’m aiming for. I don’t think this week will disappoint though.
I have a vintage cocktail book called Trader Vic’s Bartender’s Guide that I love to flip through and get some inspiration. When I saw this cocktail that included maple syrup, I knew my search was over. I’m a big fan of maple syrup in cocktails and this was perfect… I think you’re going to like it too.
Cheers! To a great weekend! Oh, and if you’re in the New York City area, come visit me at the BUST craftacular, booth #57. I’d love to meet you!
adapted from Trader Vic’s Bartender’s Guide
1.5 oz rum
.5 oz maple syrup
juice from 1/2 lime
dash of bitters
slice of lime to garnish
Combine all ingredients, along with ice, in a cocktail shaker and give it a good shake. You’re looking to get some of that ice melted.
After about 10-15 seconds, strain the liquid into a lowball glass and garnish with a slice of lime.