Wednesday, March 12

The Old Fashioned Vermonter Cocktail





The Old Fashioned Vermonter was created with my husband’s grandfather in mind. Charlie Brown (yes that is really his name) is exactly what you would picture an old Vermonter to look like. He is a lifelong dairy farmer, decked out in red and black plaid, suspenders, straw hat and complete with a thick New England accent. 


This time of year we often visit the family farm and get the tour of the barns, visit the animals, check out the sugar house and always a trip back to milk house for a nip of whiskey. Charlie has a bottle hidden in the milk house(no drinking allowed in their home), as well as some of his famous Maple Thunder... aka knock you on your butt moonshine. 

Though my cocktail may not pack the punch that Charlie’s Maple Thunder does, it is the perfect way to kick back after a hard day’s work. 




The Old Fashioned Vermonter
Yields 1 cocktail

Ingredients:

2 oz whiskey
1 tbs maple syrup
1 tbs lemon juice
Ginger beer

Directions:
Shake whiskey, maple syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker, pour over ice.

Top off with ginger beer. 

~ALSO BE SURE TO ENTER IN MY DANSK GIVEAWAY~ 

15 comments:

  1. Love a good "special" drink! Looks like I'll be trying this one out.

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  2. Cheers to Charlie Brown, dairy farmers, and this incredible drink!

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    1. Cheers to you and New England dairy farmers!!

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  3. I love EVERYTHING about this. The whiskey, the maple syrup, the man who inspired it. Cheers!

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  4. This is totally my kind of drink through and through....love a good whiskey cocktail!

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  5. aww that's so sweet.

    love that the booze is in the barn. ha!

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    1. I know! I love that he makes his own... so old school.

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  6. Nothin' better than a good strong cocktail...haha

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  7. Charlie Brown sounds like a great guy. Ginger beer makes every cocktail so good. Sweet post :)

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    1. It is true, it does! Love ginger beer.

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  8. This is so simple!!!! I love it! I have honestly never thought to add maple syrup to cocktails! Genius idea Charlie!!!!

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