BENNINGTON — Village Garage Distillery, at 107 Depot St., has created a craft cocktail menu that options the spirits made on the property. The employees on the distillery invited the Banner to style a few of their cocktails.
A tackle the New Orleans basic Sazerac. It’s an all-booze cocktail that’s served neat, however that shouldn’t scare anybody away. It’s made with equal elements Village Rye and Village Raspberry Liqueur, each made in-house on the distillery. The drink is palatable and can be optimum to sip all through dinner. Even although it’s served chilled, this drink is heat taking place.
Smoked Maple Almond
On the primary sip, you’ll instantly discover the candy taste of the maple cream liqueur. The taste of the Village Bonfire Bourbon pairs completely with the candy maple and amaretto flavors. The bonfire bourbon brings a smoky aftertaste to each drink it’s in and the sweetness of the opposite spirits creates a pleasant stability. The bartender, Stephen “Pip” Roffi, mentioned, “It’s a dessert cocktail. Not something you open with.” Pay consideration to the ice dice on this drink; it’s branded with the distillery’s emblem.
Served in a highball glass, this cocktail is made with milk, espresso liqueur, maple syrup and your selection of the distillery’s bourbon or vodka. Roffi prefers it when made with bourbon. This can be a dessert cocktail. It’s delicate, however candy. The drink is topped with a contemporary sprinkle of cinnamon that you just odor every time you’re taking a sip. The small element of the cinnamon brings the entire drink to the subsequent degree.
The O.G. is the distillery’s spin on a Moscow mule. It’s made with Village Gin and Village Clementine Liqueur. Like different mules, this drink additionally consists of ginger beer, a polarizing ingredient — largely polarizing due to an imbalance within the drink. There isn’t any signal of that imbalance in The O.G. It’s brilliant, refreshing and it is an ideal instance of how ginger beer can be utilized to boost a cocktail. Don’t skip the candied ginger on high; it’s one of many solely garnishes on the planet value consuming.