Van Vleet


SourceI found this in the venerable Mr Boston cocktail book, now available on the Kindle!
Prep time5 minutes


Van Vleet CocktailThe Van Vleet is a funny sort of cocktail because it employs maple syrup as a sweetening agent instead of simple syrup or a sweet liqueur like Triple Sec.

It is a good conversation piece, and a fine cocktail in its own right, especially in late summer. I like to make it with Mount Gay Silver Rum and Grade A Fancy syrup: the rum is flavorful enough and the syrup light enough that they do not beat each other up like a pirate and a Yankee sailor in a New Amsterdam tavern. 


3ozLight Rum (Try New England Distilling Eight Bells)
1ozLemon Juice
1ozMaple Syrup (I like Grade A Fancy)


Shake all ingredients with ice and serve on the rocks in an old-fashioned glass. No garnish is necessary, but a twist of lemon zest adds color, especially if you use a darker syrup.
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