Sugarwood Trees Knees is the Vermonter’s version of the classic Prohibition Era cocktail, Bees Knees. In our version, hold the honey and use pure Vermont maple instead. We’ve come a long way from bathtub gin, too. You’ll notice subtle hints of green tea and orange peel, brought out by a touch of pure maple and a refreshing splash of lemon.
If you want to keep it simple and easygoing this holiday weekend, here are three craft gin cocktails that will give you a bang for your buck. Simple to make. Fantastic flavor profile. Easy-to-pair suggestions. Instantly upgrade your gathering.
If you’re in the mood for a slightly sunnier, a little less bitter version of a negroni, this is for you. Coppers Sugarwood Gin is just on the sweeter side with amped up botanical notes that take the edge off the typical bitterness in a negroni.
Our favorite gin, plus shrub, lemonade and soda water.
This is probably Don’s favorite craft cocktail to make. (You should ask him!) The use of cocktail shrub introduces a whole new flavor profile to an otherwise ordinary spritzer. We prefer Coppers American Gin, but if you wanted a slightly sweeter cocktail, you could try this with Coppers Sugarwood Gin. Either way, this might just be your new fave.
At Vermont Spirits Distilling Co, our Coppers Sugarwood Gin is blessed with a touch of maple during its finishing processes. As such, we don’t think you need to add any extra sweetners, like simple syrup, that you’ll find in other recipes.
Like an old fashioned, but a little less sweet and a little more stubborn.
The star of the show. The Manhattan is a classic, whiskey-forward cocktail, and yet, we suggest you use Coppers Barrel Gin in place of the bourbon. Yes, we do. Our Coppers Barrel Gin is like nothing you’ve ever tasted. Start with 2:1 gin to sweet vermouth ratio and go up (4:1) or down (1:1) until you arrive at your happy place.
2 parts Coppers Gin (any variety) Drink Simple sparkling maple water Cucumber Lemon Mix to taste, garnish with mint.
• 1 part Coppers American Gin• 2 part Highest Quality Tonic You Can Get• Seasonal Garnish, Lime Or Lemon Fill a highball with ice and add Coppers American Gin. Add tonic water. Stir, don’t shake. Garnish with lime or lemon wheel. Try a seasonal garnish such as mint or...
2 part Coppers Barrel Gin 1 Sugar Cube 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters 4 Small Or 1 Large Ice Cube 1 Orange Peel Twist Muddle the sugar cube and bitters with one bar spoon of water at the bottom of a chilled rocks glass. Add Coppers Barrel Gin. Stir.Add one large ice cube...