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Burlington: Paint & Sip Classes

Join local artist Mike Cribari from Painting Circle who will take you through the personalized step-by-step process to recreate an original painting! No experience necessary, and all art supplies are included.

Full bar open during event for purchasing Mad River Cocktails.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Burlington: Hopscotch Release Weekend

The release of our 3rd rendition of Hopscotch is here! We are proud to present our latest batch in collaboration with 14th Star Brewing Company!

In celebration we will be doing FREE tastings of Hopscotch all weekend long, and all Hopscotch cocktails will be half priced! Come join us in the Tasting Room and celebrate Vermont’s Single Malt Whiskey!

AND on Friday 14th Star Brewing Company will be here pouring some brews starting at 5pm!

*A portion of the sales from each bottle is donated to the Josh Pallotta Fund, a Vermont non-profit organization dedicated to helping Veterans and Service Members*

Burlington: Hopscotch Release Weekend

The release of our 3rd rendition of Hopscotch is here! We are proud to present our latest batch in collaboration with 14th Star Brewing Company!

In celebration we will be doing FREE tastings of Hopscotch all weekend long, and all Hopscotch cocktails will be half priced! Come join us in the Tasting Room and celebrate Vermont’s Single Malt Whiskey!

AND on Friday 14th Star Brewing Company will be here pouring some brews starting at 5pm!

*A portion of the sales from each bottle is donated to the Josh Pallotta Fund, a Vermont non-profit organization dedicated to helping Veterans and Service Members*

Burlington: 14th Star Brewing Co. Tasting

Our friends from 14th Star Brewing Company are joining us in The Tasting Room to celebrate the release of our recent collaboration! The two of us have come together to create Hopscotch: A Vermont Single Malt Whiskey using their Tribute Double IPA.

They will be sampling some of their brews Friday night (including Tribute Double IPA) in the Tasting Room and handing out some free swag!

All weekend long you can grab free tastings of Hopscotch as well as half priced cocktails!

Burlington: Hopscotch Release Weekend

The release of our 3rd rendition of Hopscotch is here! We are proud to present our latest batch in collaboration with 14th Star Brewing Company!

In celebration we will be doing FREE tastings of Hopscotch all weekend long, and all Hopscotch cocktails will be half priced! Come join us in the Tasting Room and celebrate Vermont’s Single Malt Whiskey!

AND on Friday 14th Star Brewing Company will be here pouring some brews starting at 5pm!

*A portion of the sales from each bottle is donated to the Josh Pallotta Fund, a Vermont non-profit organization dedicated to helping Veterans and Service Members*

Burlington: Paint & Sip Classes

Join local artist Mike Cribari from Painting Circle who will take you through the personalized step-by-step process to recreate an original painting! No experience necessary, and all art supplies are included.

Full bar open during event for purchasing Mad River Cocktails.

By in Cocktails, Vanilla Rum Comments Off on Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

  • 1.25 oz. Vanilla Rum
  • .25 oz. Maple Syrup
  • .5 oz. Maple Creme
  • 2 oz Cold Brew

Shake, serve in chilled cocktail glass, garnish with cinnamon or cocoa.

By in Cocktails, Revolution Rye Comments Off on Winter is a Drag

Winter is a Drag

  • 2 oz Revolution Rye
  • 1 oz Many Berry Fassionola
  • .25 oz Amaro Braulio
  • .25 oz PX sherry
  • .25 oz Lemon juice
  • Bar spoon Grapefruit-cinnamon cordial
  • 5 drops El Guapo Polynesian Kiss bitters
  • 2 drops Cardamom bitters

Whip shake and pour over crushed ice in highball glass
Garnish with a long cinnamon stick, half lemon wheel, inside out cocktail parasol, orchid, and powdered sugar “snow”

By in Cocktails, Maple Cask Rum Comments Off on Sugar Shack

Sugar Shack

  • 1.5 oz Maple Cask Rum
  • 1 oz Palo Cortado sherry
  • .5 oz Spiced apple cider reduction
  • .75 oz Plum fassionola
  • .25 oz Thyme & bay leaf syrup
  • .25 oz Molasses syrup
  • .5 oz Lemon juice

Whip shake and pour over crushed ice in a highball glass
Garnish with sage sprigs, swizzle, maple leaf, and maple sugar candy

By in Cocktails Comments Off on Stirred Zombie

Stirred Zombie

  • 2 oz PX Rum
  • .75 oz Oloroso sherry
  • .25 oz Grapefruit-cinnamon cordial
  • .25 oz Falernum
  • Bar spoon lime juice
  • 5 drops Angostura bitters
  • 5 drops Absinthe
  • 2 drops Saline

Stir and strain into a Nick & Nora or small cocktail glass
Garnish with a wedge of pomegranate

By in Cocktails, Mad Apple Comments Off on Bad Apple

Bad Apple

  • 2 oz Mad Apple
  • .75 oz Maple Cask Rum
  • .5 oz Allspice dram
  • .25 oz Cinnamon syrup
  • .25 oz Vanilla syrup
  • .5 oz Lime juice
  • .75 oz Beet juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Shake with crushed ice and pour into pilsner or highball glass
Garnish with mint sprigs, a dehydrated apple slice & gummy worm

By in Cocktails, First Run Rum Comments Off on Chunky Monkey

Chunky Monkey

  • 2 oz Mad River First Run Rum
  • .75 oz Giffard Banane du Bresil
  • .5 oz spiced black walnut orgeat
  • .25 oz Cheongsam smoky tea liqueur
  • .5 oz pineapple juice
  • .25 oz lemon juice
  • Bar spoon white creme de cacao
  • 2 dashes black walnut bitters

Shake with ice cubes and strain into coconut goblet
Garnish with a mini ice cream cone filled with banana candies, cocktail umbrella palm, monkey charm, and orchid

By in Media & Events Comments Off on Featured Bartender – Catherine Hood

Featured Bartender – Catherine Hood

Eight Seas Pop-Up Tiki Bar Proprietor Catherine Hood featured Mad River Distillers cocktails in her Dean Hotel Pop-Up Wednesday, October 17. Catherine is based in Providence, Rhode Island.  See our cocktails section for the recipes!

Catherine founded Eight Seas in 2017 as a pop-up cocktail experience inspired by historic and contemporary tiki cocktails and culture. Since then, Eight Seas has expanded beyond culinary arts and history, and now collaborates with visual artists, distillers, farmers, chefs, and other makers to create sensory events that celebrate much more than tropical tipples.

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