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Virtual Cocktail Class for a Cause

Join us for a very special virtual cocktail class dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society of Vermont! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we're collaborating with the Real Men Wear Pink Campaign to raise funds all month long. Join Taylor as he walks you through how to make a Pink Lemonade and a Raspberry Daiquiri.
Class registration is by various donation packages:
$10 - Virtual Cocktail Class included
$20 - Virtual Cocktail Class and Pink Lemonade Cocktail Voucher for our Burlington, VT Tasting Room included
$60 - Virtual Cocktail Class and Pink Lemonade Cocktail Kit included (available only for Vermont Residents, pickup in Waitsfield or Burlington)
To donate to our campaign visit our page here!
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Virtual Cocktail Class for a Cause

Join us for a very special virtual cocktail class dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society of Vermont! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we're collaborating with the Real Men Wear Pink Campaign to raise funds all month long. Join Taylor as he walks you through how to make a Pink Lemonade and a Raspberry Daiquiri.

Class registration is by various donation packages:

  • $10 - Virtual Cocktail Class included
  • $20 - Virtual Cocktail Class and Pink Lemonade Cocktail Voucher for our Burlington, VT Tasting Room included
  • $60 - Virtual Cocktail Class and Pink Lemonade Cocktail Kit included (available only for Vermont Residents, pickup in Waitsfield or Burlington)

Grab your ticket here!

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Featured in Market Watch

It’s no secret that this year has been tough for everyone, individuals and businesses alike. At Mad River Distillers we adapted as much as we could to survive the uncertainty. Thanks to our amazing team and all of the people that continued to support us through these trying times we have been able to keep our heads up and still provide you with wonderful spirits and great experiences. We are honored to have our Founder John Egan recognized in Market Watch.  Check out how we and other businesses across the country tackled this year head on!

By in Cocktails, RUM 44 Comments Off on The Basil Daisy

The Basil Daisy

  • 2 oz RUM 44
  • 1/2 oz Aperol
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 4 Basil Leaves
  • Lemon Wedge

In a shaker add all ingredients (minus lemon wedge) with ice. Shake for about 8-15 seconds. Strain contents into a glass over fresh ice. Lemon wedge and fresh basil for garnish.

By in Bourbon, Cocktails Comments Off on Rosemary's Whiskey Sour

Rosemary's Whiskey Sour

In a shaker add all ingredients with ice. Shake for about 8-15 seconds. Strain contents into a daiquiri coupe glass. Rosemary Sprig for garnish.

Rosemary Syrup

In a Mason Jar, take 8-10 sprigs of rosemary and place in 1 cup of boiling water. Let steep (like a tea) for five minutes, then add 1.5 cups sugar and stir until dissolved. Seal the jar and let it sit for 8-12 hours, then strain out sprigs.

By in Bourbon, Cocktails Comments Off on Boozy Arnold Palmer

Boozy Arnold Palmer

In a mixing glass add all ingredients with ice. Stir for about 15-20 seconds. Strain contents into a highball glass over fresh ice. Top off with bubbles. Lemon peel for garnish.

Black Tea & Honey Syrup

Add one cup of boiling water to one cup of honey, stir so it becomes a solution. Add 3 bags of Black Tea (Earl Grey). Allow to steep for 5-7 minutes. Remove tea bags, let cool.

By in Cocktails, First Run Rum Comments Off on Rosemary's Daiquiri

Rosemary's Daiquiri

  • 2 oz First Run Rum
  • 3/4 oz Rosemary Syrup
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • Fresh Rosemary Sprig

In a shaker add all ingredients with ice. Shake for about 8-15 seconds. Strain contents into a daiquiri coupe glass. Rosemary Sprig for garnish.

Rosemary Syrup

In a Mason Jar, take 8-10 sprigs of rosemary and place in 1 cup of boiling water. Let steep (like a tea) for five minutes, then add 1.5 cups sugar and stir until dissolved. Seal the jar and let it sit for 8-12 hours, then strain out sprigs.

By in Cocktails, First Run Rum Comments Off on Fernito

Fernito

In a shaker add all ingredients, except for Fernet Branca, with ice. Shake for about 8-15 seconds. Strain contents into a highball glass over fresh ice. Top off with bubbles. Float fernet Branca on top. Mint Sprig for garnish.

By in Cocktails, RUM 44 Comments Off on Blackberry Mojito

Blackberry Mojito

  • 1.5 oz RUM 44
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Honey Syrup
  • 4 Fresh Blackberries
  • Club Soda
  • Lemon Wedge
  • Mint Sprig

In a shaker add all ingredients with ice. Shake for about 8-15 seconds. Strain contents into a glass over a fresh ice. Top with bubbles Lemon wedge and mint sprig for garnish.

By in Media & Events Comments Off on Cocktail Recipes for Labor Day Weekend!

Cocktail Recipes for Labor Day Weekend!

The Long Weekend to wrap up the Summer and kick off Fall is finally here. We are here to make the celebration a lot easier with a good drink in your hand! Enjoy these easy and delicious cocktails from the comfort of your own home.

Strawberry Mint Julep

Because the Kentucky Derby is this weekend!

Bourbon Spritz

The perfect cocktail to stay refreshed all weekend long.

Mad River Punch

It is still technically Summer so you keep enjoying those summer punches!

Rye Manhattan

For the booze enthusiasts.

Classic Old Fashioned

You can never go wrong with a classic.

RUM 44 Daiquiri

The crowd pleaser.

Rye Smash

Liquid dessert.

Dark N Stormy

All you have to do is throw a bunch of ingredients into a highball.