© photo by Jake Brown

© photo by Jake Brown

Jay-Z may have the market cornered on all black everything, but up north here we've got the maple game locked down. To celebrate the end of sugaring season and this year's harvest we tried some all-Vermont maple on maple on maple action with an Old Fashioned as our basic formula.

All Maple Everything (makes 1 drink)

  • 2 oz Mad River Maple Cask Rum
  • ¼ oz Grade A Very Dark maple syrup (add or subtract to taste)
  • 3 dashes Urban Moonshine Maple Bitters

In a rocks glass add the maple syrup and bitters; stir them together a little to incorporate.

Pour in the rum, add a large ice cube and stir 30 times to incorporate everything. Garnish with a cocktail cherry if desired.