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What’s in Your Drink?

The next time you sip a Rum Punch or an Old Fashioned, think about what’s in it. Try one of Maine’s incredible craft-distilled options and enjoy the exponential flavor experience you get from drinking a craft cocktail. Your tastebuds will appreciate the difference.

These recipes are made with craft spirits from three local distilleries that were featured in a past issue of the Maine Brew & Bev Guide. Read the article by Amanda Woods here

Chickadee

From Wiggly Bridge Distillery

  • 1 oz Wiggly Bridge Small Barrel Rum
  • 1 oz Wiggly Bridge White Rum
  • .75 oz Aperol
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • Garnish: freshly grated nutmeg

Add all ingredients to tumbler. Add ice. Shake well for 15-20 seconds Strain contents of tumbler into a Collins glass. Fill glass with ice and grate nutmeg on top. Using a y-peeler to peel a 2-3 inch piece of orange, express oils and use as garnish.

Fools Rush In

From Wiggly Bridge Distillery

  • 2 oz Wiggly Bridge Bourbon
  • .5 oz Maine Gold Bourbon Aged Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash of Angostura Bitters
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary, 1 as garnish
  • orange peel as garnish

In tumbler, add bourbon, maple syrup, vanilla, bitters, and one sprig of rosemary. Shake well. Double strain into rocks glass. Add ice and garnish with rosemary. With a Y-peel, peel 3 inches of orange, rub outside and inside rim and add as garnish.

Yo Yo Nana

From Liquid Riot Bottling Co.

In honor of our bar manager’s grandmother. She loved her whiskey and sherry.

1.25 oz  Liquid Riot Aged Oat Whiskey
1.25 oz Sherry (Madeira)
.5 oz Cointreau
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Zest of a lemon
Stir all ingredients with ice, strain in a coupe glass and garnish

Haute Fashioned

From Liquid Riot Bottling Co.

1.5 oz Liquid Riot Bourbon
1-2 teaspoons cinnamon simple syrup
2 dashes Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel-Aged Bitters
Zest of an orange
Cherry for garnish

Stir all ingredients, strain over a large ice ball or cube and garnish.

Gin Fizz

From New England Distilling 

2 oz Ingenium Gin
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz club soda
.75 oz simple syrup
1  egg white

Pour the club soda into a Collins glass. In a shaker, combine the remaining ingredients and shake for 15 seconds. Add 4 ice cubes and shake for as long as you can. Strain into glass and garnish with lemon peel.


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