Late summer is the time of year when a cool refresher with the word, ‘snow’ in it sounds just about right. This is one of the winning entries for Stonecutter Spirit’s Maple Madness contest which asked participants to incorporate Stonecutter’s hooch with our maple in an original cocktail. Concocted by Eliza Perkins, it combines an intriguing combination of whiskey, lillet rouge, green chartreuse and Runamok’s Hibiscus Flower Infused Maple.
The Snow Melt
- 1 ½ oz Stonecutter Spirits Heritage Cask Whiskey
- 1 oz Lillet Rouge
- ½ oz Green Chartreuse
- ¼ oz Runamok Hibiscus Flower Infused Maple Syrup
- 2 dashes Regan’s orange bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir. Strain over large ice cube in a rocks glass. Garnish with flamed orange peel and boozy amarena cherry. Note: American Spoon brandied cherries can be used as an alternative.
Boozy Amarena Cherries
- 1cup amarena cherries with syrup
- 1 cup kirsch
- 1oz Grand Marnier
- 1 dash allspice
Combine in saucepan and simmer on low for 5 minutes to integrate flavor. You can also skip the heat and combine ingredients and let marinate for 24 hrs.