Saturday, April 19, 2014

Champlain Sunset, the 2014 Signature Drink For Vermont's Restaurant Week

Vermont's 2014 Restaurant Week tastes great with a “Champlain Sunset” the signature cocktail made with Vermont White Vodka from Vermont Spirits and Switchback Ale.
Try one at participating restaurants or mix one up at home!

Champlain Sunset


  • Two springs of mint
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 oz. Vermont Spirits White Vodka
  • 1 oz. Aperol
  • 3/4 oz. simple syrup
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1-1.5 oz. Switchback Ale

Muddle mint in the bottom of a shaker. Add ice, vodka, Aperol, simple syrup, and lemon juice, and stir to combine. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass, and top with Switchback to taste (less for a sweeter drink, 1.5 oz. for a hint of bitterness). Garnish with mint and a lemon twist, then serve.
The fifth annual Vermont Restaurant Week, April 25 to May 4, is an opportunity to sample locavore, farm-to-table cuisine that is perennially celebrated in national accolades and headlines. Vermont can credit its distinction as a culinary destination to its abundance of agricultural resources and top-flight chefs paired with the state’s position as home to the most cheese makers and brewers per capita in the country. Vermont’s rural farming heritage has nurtured a dining culture that welcomes exploration: culinary visitors delight in fine, local, fresh foods amid the vibrancy of downtown, while admiring mountain views or appreciating the working farm next door.

 http://www.vermontrestaurantweek.com and http://www.vermontvacation.com to plan your stay. Bon App├ętit!


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