Ye Olde Tavern Martini (Vermont)

Renée **II**


This cocktail combines three of my favorite things: small batch bourbon, organic Vermont maple syrup, and lemons. Sip it in a chilled martini glass or on the rocks in a double old-fashioned glass. My recipe makes two cocktails because let’s face it, no one enjoys drinking alone. With two drinks you hand one to a friend and it’s an instant party.

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No-Cook or Other


4 oz. rowan’s creek bourbon whiskey
1 ½ oz. maple syrup
2 lemons, juiced (about 2 oz.)
optional garnish: lemon twist


1If you’re using martini glasses, chill the martini glasses with ice and water while you prepare the cocktail OR do what I used to do and keep the glasses in the freezer ready to go.
2Fill half of a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the bourbon whiskey, maple syrup, and lemon juice. Give it one shake and let it sit for 2 minutes to settle and soften the flavors … then go ahead and give it a SHAKE, Shake, shake as hard as you can. You want that nice icy film on top after pouring.
3Strain into the chilled martini glasses or a double old-fashioned filled with ice.

About Ye Olde Tavern Martini (Vermont)

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American