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The Dazzling Darby

What’s in a name? My brother in law, who is a certified fan of our maple syrup, introduced the family to our new favorite cocktail – a drink he called the Darby. It consisted of bourbon, lemon juice, Pimms (did I mention he is English) and our pure maple syrup all muddled with cucumber. When looking up the history, the all-mighty web informed me that ‘The Darby’ is a classic cocktail made with gin and grapefruit juice but there were several versions of a drink called ‘The Derby’ from the 1930s made with rum, lime juice and maple sugar. 

No matter. My feeling is that food is ever-evolving and there is no better example of that than our Sparkle Syrup which makes any cocktail more fun. Since I love Nick’s drink, complete with its name and we are making it our own anyway, I’ve dubbed it ‘The Dazzling Darby’

 

The Dazzling Darby

 

Muddle with cucumber, pour over ice, stir. Consider how important it is to keep some goofiness in your life.