A Sip of Vermont

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Bee’s Skis

2 oz Barrel Aged Gin [Caledonia Spirts Tom Cat]
1/2 oz Maple Syrup
1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.


A few weeks ago I went on a ski trip with some friends for the weekend to Jay Peak in Vermont. Knowing that I enjoy a good cocktail now and then, one of them suggested I come up with a drink we could all enjoy. Having to manage a range of tastebuds can sometimes be challenging, so I often start with the classics. In this case, the Bee’s Knees was my inspiration.

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Better Know a Classic: Daquiri

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Toasted Coconut Daquiri

2 oz Dark Rum [Havana Club 7 yr]
3/4 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz house toasted coconut syrup

Shake with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.Β  Garnish with lime twist.


I’m headed down to Florida on Friday, so I figured it’s a great time to dust off my semi-recurring Better Know a Classic series with an entry on the humble Daquiri (the Fightin’ Daqs).Β  Now, we’re not talking about the frozen, fruity, sweet concoctions served on a cruise ship or the beach of an all inclusive resort.Β  No, we’re talking about the more refined, and just as flavorful combo of rum, citrus, and sugar. Continue reading