Cold weather doesn't seem ready to let us go yet which is why this weekend I'm mixing up a few of these delicious cold-busting Nor'easters. You thought it was just a storm? Prepare to meet Nor'easter the cocktail.
I made these for my holiday party last December and they were such a hit that I knew it was just the cocktail this cold, rainy weekend called for. This drink perfectly blends the spice of ginger with the sweetness of maple syrup and the warmth of bourbon. For you bourbon-newbies, don't be afraid! Bourbon is not a "man's drink". Head to the whiskey section of the booze aisle and then look for a bottle that also says bourbon. Keep in mind that bourbon is always whiskey, but whiskey is not always bourbon. While you don't want a bargain-barrel bourbon, since you are using it in a mixed drink, you don't need to break that bank either. I like Maker's Mark bourbon which you can find for about $24.
- 1ounce maple syrup
- 1ounce lime juice, or more to taste
- 4ounces bourbon
- 2ounces, approximately, cold ginger beer
- Lime slice
1. Combine syrup, lime juice and bourbon in a small pitcher or cocktail shaker. If possible, let mixture chill in refrigerator or freezer until very cold.
2. Pour over ice in a rocks glass and top with ginger beer. Depending on the sweetness of the ginger beer, you may want to add a little more lime juice. Garnish with a lime slice.
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Momtrends was not paid for this post. Recipe from NY Times.