The Nor’Easter Cocktail

The Cocktail:

It is cold outside.  As I write this, it is 27 degrees and there is a light dusting of snow on the ground.  Granted, that light dusting of snow will be gone in an hour or two, but you get the point.  What a day like today calls for is bourbon.  Tasty, delicious, warming bourbon.  This cocktail seems to have come out of NYC a few years ago and made its’ way across the country from there.  Bourbon plays along nicely with the sour notes from the lime juice and the sweetness of the maple syrup.  Ginger beer comes in and gives it a nice backbone.

I think you are gonna love it (we sure as hell do)!


2oz Bourbon

.5oz Lime juice, freshly squeezed

.5oz Maple Syrup

Ginger Beer

In a cocktail shaker, combine maple syrup, lime juice, and bourbon with ice.  Shake until frosty.  Pour over ice into your rocks glass.  Top with ginger beer and garnish with a wedge of lime.


I like to use a good bourbon for this one (that’s pretty much a general rule).  Four Roses Small Batch is a good choice and my usual house bourbon.

Find yourself a good ginger beer as well.  In my experience, Fever Tree and Cock And Bull are pretty good brands.  For the drink above, I recommend Fever Tree as the flavors generally pair better.