After pouring the cocktail into a rocks glass, I topped it with a splash of seltzer and garnished with a wheel of lime. A quick stir and I was ready to sample this new drink. Visually, the ginger suspended in the cocktail provided a wonderful haze and depth of flavor, without the sour bite I expected. The grated ginger provided a luxurious mouthfeel and warming sensation. I have happily found my new fall drink.
The Switchel Haze
1 ounce Mad River Distillers Maple Cask Rum
1 ounce Vermont Switchel Concentrate
1 ounce microplaned fresh ginger root
Freshly squeezed juice of 1 lime
2 ounces seltzer water
Lime, for garnish
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker except the seltzer and enough ice to cover. Shake vigorously for at least 20 seconds. Strain gently into a rocks glass over ice, pouring out as much of the grated ginger into the drink as you can. Add seltzer and stir gently to combine. Garnish with a slice of lime.