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By in Cooking & Baking Comments Off on Bananas Foster avec First Run Rum

Bananas Foster avec First Run Rum

Melt butter in a a large pan, add bananas and sauté until butter begins to brown. Add brown sugar and cinnamon and sauté until caramelized. Remove pan from burner and add rum, carefully flame. Throw over a scoop of Ben & Jerry's Vanilla Ice Cream, enjoy!

By in Bourbon, Cocktails Comments Off on Bourbon Spritz

Bourbon Spritz

  • 1.5 oz Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 oz Aperol
  • 3/4 Lemon Juice
  • Prosecco/Sparkling Wine/Seltzer
  • Orange Slice

In a large wine glass, add all ingredients over ice, top off with bubbles. Orange slice for garnish.

By in Cocktails, First Run Rum Comments Off on The Breezy Punch

The Breezy Punch

Combine rum, simple syrup, and lime juice in a shaker over ice, shake briefly. Pour contents into a highball glass, top off with ginger beer.

For Island Dreams Tea Simple Syrup: Take 1 tablespoon of loose leafs and steep in 1 cup hot water for 3 minutes, strain out leaves and add 1 cup sugar, stir until dissolved.

By in Bourbon, Cocktails Comments Off on Frozen Boulevardier

Frozen Boulevardier

  • 1.5 oz Bourbon Whiskey
  • 3/4 oz Campari
  • 3/4 Carpano Antica
  • 1/2 Simple Syrup
  • 3/4 Orange Juice
  • Orange Slices

Combine ingredients in a blender, blend for a few seconds. Add ice and blend until ice is finally crushed. Pour contents into a glass, garnish with orange slices.

By in Media & Events Comments Off on Waitsfield Farmers Market

Waitsfield Farmers Market

This Saturday (May 16th) is the first Farmers Market of the season, and it's going to look a lot different, but we're excited and thankful we can still be there! This year pre-ordering online is highly encouraged for efficient shopping. You can make purchases from us online here.

To understand the new setup of the Farmers Market you can check out their announcement here.

We're so excited to see you!

By in Cocktails, First Run Rum Comments Off on Bitter Mai Tai

Bitter Mai Tai

  • 1.5 oz First Run Rum
  • 1/2 oz Campari
  • 1/4 Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 BG Reynolds Orgeat
  • 1/2 Orange Liqueur
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Mint Sprig

Combine ingredients in a shaker over ice, shake briefly. Pour contents into tiki mug, or strain into glass with pebble ice. Mint Sprig for garnish

By in Cocktails, Vanilla Rum Comments Off on Camillo's Mistress

Camillo's Mistress

  • 1.5 oz Vanilla Rum
  • 3/4 oz Cappelletti
  • 3/4 Dolin Blanc
  • Orange Peel

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass over ice, stir briefly. Strain into a Double Old Fashioned glass and garnish with an orange peel.

By in Cocktails, First Run Rum Comments Off on Pineapple Daiquiri

Pineapple Daiquiri

  • 2 oz First Run Rum
  • 3/4 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Simple Syrup

Combine ingredients in a shaker over ice, shake briefly. Strain into a chilled Daiquiri Coupe glass.

By in Media & Events Comments Off on WE'RE OPEN! (Limitedly)

WE'RE OPEN! (Limitedly)

Our Retail Store is now open for bottle sales! Curbside pickup is also available and highly encouraged.

Our bar remains closed.

Please continue adhering to social distancing guidelines by remaining 6ft apart from other patrons and our employees. Please wear a face mask inside the store, and please do not visit if you are feeling unwell.

Curbside pickup is highly encouraged, you may place an order by calling us during open hours and we’ll put it together for you.

We are excited to slowly and safely open back up again, and can’t wait to see you! Cheers! ❤️

By in Media & Events Comments Off on Gift Cards

Gift Cards

We now have Gift Cards available online!

Gift Cards can be used at our Burlington Tasting Room for items in our Retail Store (bottles, bar tools, bitters, apparel) or at our Bar (cocktails, snacks).

*They cannot be used at liquor stores to buy our bottles or online for our apparel store.

By in Cocktails, Vanilla Rum Comments Off on Boozy Dolgana Coffee

Boozy Dolgana Coffee

Combine instant coffee, espresso powder, sugar and hot water in a bowl. Whisk until fluffy. Combine Vanilla Rum and milk in a shaker over ice, shake lightly. Pour contents of shaker into a glass, add whipped coffee on top.

By in Cooking & Baking Comments Off on Mad River Banana Nut Bread

Mad River Banana Nut Bread

Craft spirits don't just belong in cocktails, they can belong in baked goods too! Try out this great Banana Bread recipe featuring our Rum!

Mad River Banana Nut Bread

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Ingredients:

½ cup butter

1 ¼ cup white sugar

2 eggs, beaten

½ cup sour cream

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 ½ cup mashed ripe banana

5 tbls Mad River Distillers Rum (Maple Cask or First Run Rum)

1 ¾ cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

¾ cup chopped walnuts

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Beat the first seven ingredients until blended. Stir in remaining ingredients until dry ingredients are just moistened. Do not over mix. The batter should be enough for 1 loaf, or about four mini loafs. Put mix in bread pan(s), place the pan(s) on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes at 325 degrees.

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Recipe created by Crissie Lefevre Phillips of FL @cj_fillups

CANCELLED South Burlington, VT: Made in Vermont Marketplace

Why travel when you can find everything under one roof! 

The Made in Vermont Marketplace is the only trade show in Vermont that showcases the wide variety of quality products made right here in the Green Mountains. From wood producers to specialty food products to Vermont’s finest spirits and so much more.

This is your opportunity to come and enjoy browsing, tasting and purchasing products made all under one roof. You will be able to meet and talk with each artisan, maker and manufacturer of these fine goods. With over 125 exhibits, you will discover products you did not know existed in Vermont.

CANCELLED South Burlington, VT: Made in Vermont Marketplace

Why travel when you can find everything under one roof! 

The Made in Vermont Marketplace is the only trade show in Vermont that showcases the wide variety of quality products made right here in the Green Mountains. From wood producers to specialty food products to Vermont’s finest spirits and so much more.

This is your opportunity to come and enjoy browsing, tasting and purchasing products made all under one roof. You will be able to meet and talk with each artisan, maker and manufacturer of these fine goods. With over 125 exhibits, you will discover products you did not know existed in Vermont.

By in Media & Events Comments Off on Hand Sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer

While our Burlington store remains closed and the Taste Place is accepting curbside orders only, we have been busy at the distillery making hand sanitizer for weekly Mad River Valley giveaways.

As you know, we don't make vodka or gin, so to re-distill our rum to a high proof for sanitizer takes time!! It's very slow.

Please check our Facebook page for weekly dates and time. We give away 2 oz bottles while supplies last.

Here is some recent press on our efforts. Every little bit helps!

People Magazine

People Helping Each Other Coronavirus Coverage

MarketWatch

These Small Business Owners Made Their Dreams Come True Then Coronavirus Hit 

Seven Days Vermont 

Vignettes of Vermonters Adapting To Life in a Pandemic

Vermont Digger

Vermont Distilleries Using Alcohol to Make Hand Sanitizer