This week, my gallon of maple syrup arrived from Spence Farm, with whom I have a make-your-own CSA-y arrangement set up thing — That’s the official name for it.
I made a few bottles of Maple-Rye booze with it. A Canadian tradition, Maple-Rye booze is made from equal parts Maple and good rye whiskey. My rye of choice is Redemption Rye from Indiana, a classic straight American rye whiskey made with 95% rye grain. They hand mark each bottle and I am using Batch # 15, bottle #1414.
To make this booze, you mix the two together, equal parts, put it in the fridge and try to remember to shake it every day for a few weeks. Boom, it’s done.
And when the cold spring rains come, because they do, drinking this elixir makes me very, very happy.