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
- Lime slice for decoration
- Mint for decoration
- 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.
- 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.