Nor’ easter Cocktail

The Nor’easter cocktail is one of the favorite cocktails at our house, well mostly because it just needs a handful of ingredients that are usually present in my pantry. This cocktail makes a perfect winter drink as it includes the winter flavors of maple and ginger along with the warmth of whiskey or bourbon.

I sometimes use fennel syrup to make this drink instead of maple syrup, as I like how it gives a nice fennel flavor to your drink. If you like your drinks to be not so sweet, add just a touch of maple or fennel syrup.

Sip it by the fireplace in winter or make it for your summer barbecues, regardless it is a perfect easy fix drink for all occasions. Cheers!!!

Yeilds: 1 serving


  • 3 ounces Teeling Whiskey or Bourbon (Ideally this drink calls for bourbon, but I prefer whiskey)
  • 1/2 ounce Lime Juice
  • 1/2 ounce Maple syrup or Fennel Syrup (use less if you prefer it to be less sweet)
  • 4oz to 6oz Ginger beer, cold
  • Ice
  • Lime slice for decoration
  • Mint for decoration
Lighter shade drink is made using fennel syrup and darker shade is made with maple syrup

How To:

  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice, add whiskey, lime juice, maple syrup to it. Shake it hard for about 30 seconds to minute.
  • Strain and pour the cocktail in a glass filled with ice. Top it off with ginger beer and slice of lime, serve.

Serving suggestion:

  • Serve the drink in a chilled glass filled halfway with ice. Strain the drink from the shaker into the glass. Top it off with ginger beer about 4 to 6 ounces. Dress it up with a slice of lime and some mint. Serve.


  • Whiskey or Bourbon: Ideally this drink calls for bourbon, but I like to use whiskey. Use whichever you prefer.
  • Sweetener: This recipe typically calls for Maple syrup, however I sometimes use fennel syrup to make this drink. Fennel syrup gives it a nice fresh and floral taste to it.
  • Ginger Beer: Use a good quality less sweet ginger beer as much of the flavor depends on it. Use less sweetener if your ginger beer is more on the sweeter side.

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