Mix It: The Nor’easter

Northeaster  /nôrTHˈēstər/

(Nor’easter, informally)

  1.  (n.) A macro-scale Atlantic cyclone rotating counter-clockwise delivering harsh winds from the northeast, generally occurring between September and April.
  2.  (n.) A delicious cocktail best appreciated in a warm place with a couple of friends.

There could be no more appropriate time to share this cocktail recipe because the east coast is currently trying to thaw out after a recent winter storm that dumped snow in every state from Florida to Maine.

While you are stuck inside, why not give this recipe a try? Much like its distant cousin the Dark and Stormy, the Nor’easter is a weather-inspired cocktail that you can enjoy even while the temperature outside dips below freezing.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz Maple Syrup
  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 1 bottle Ginger Beer
  • 1 Lime wheel or peel

Instructions:

  1. Mix lime juice, syrup, and bourbon in a cocktail shaker, or stir together in a glass.
  2. Pour into a lowball glass or a mule mug over ice.
  3. Top with ginger beer and stir briefly.
  4. Add lime as garnish.
  5.  Share your creation with friends and enjoy.

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