OUR MISSION - WE'RE PUBLISHED! Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 marked the Premier of our new book, Happy Hour in the High Peaks: An Adirondack Bar Guide. The hardcover, 160 page book can be found at bars and bookstores throughout the Adirondack Park or order online at www.happyhourinthehighpeaks.com. You'll find a list of our book signings on the Events page and where to buy the book on our Retailers page. The book contains reviews of 46 of our favorite bars in the Adirondack Park, and 46 drink recipes with an Adirondack twist. As a companion to the book, we have also published a 46er Passport so that you can follow the Happy Hour Trail to become a Happy Hour 46er and make new friends along the way. Summit Tour t-shirts will be for sale at our book signings or available online. Whether you are a native, resident, or visitor, you'll find 46 more reasons to visit the ADIRONDACK PARK!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Recipe Day!

As promised, High Peaks Pammie has returned from Mohan's with Bakon vodka and a few other goodies. We were originally supposed to go to Basil & Wick's for the "Hooray Hooray, the First of May, Whitewater Derby's a Week Away" party, but decided instead that we needed to "work". With Whitewater Derby right around the bend, it was time to perfect the Whitewater Rushin'.

There was also the matter of moving the bar to the deck for the spring and summer season. We gathered many vodka flavors, the Sapling, Amaretto, Frangelico and whatever else we could and carried them from "Pammie's Pub" downstairs to "Pammie's on Deck".

Spring in the Adirondacks is a time when the sap starts flowing, and the rivers swell and overflow their banks (this year especially), creating the rushing waters for the annual Whitewater Derby in North Creek, NY. We needed a cocktail for this very special occasion.

We tried several versions (seven to be exact) and have come up with the official recipe, as well as an interesting variation.

Whitewater Rushin'
1 oz. Sapling Maple Liqueur
1/2 oz. Amaretto
1 oz. Vanilla Vodka
1/4 c. cream or milk

Shake with ice and strain over ice in a rocks glass. This is also a nice blender drink.

Feel free to make substitutions. Sapling is unavailable in most states, including New York, so real (please use real-not Mrs. Butterworth's) maple syrup can be substituted. The traditional White Russian is usually served in an old-fashioned glass, but my son Kaleb brought these beautiful gold-rimmed goblets back from a trip to Russia, so we felt compelled to use one.

As mentioned, Bakon Vodka was also on the menu today. Pam and I remember waking up on a cold May morning at the Ski Bowl in North Creek, where we had camped in her VW camper for Whitewater Derby weekend. There was a fresh inch of snow and the smell of bacon cooking from some nearby camp.

The Squealing Whitewater Rushin'
1 oz. Sapling Maple Liqueur
1 oz. Bakon Vodka
2 oz. light cream or milk

Shake with ice, strain over ice & garnish with bacon bits (not imitation).

Next week's review of Whitewater Derby festivities will likely be something of a North Creek pub crawl. As in all the years past, we will not be likely to see actual events. Also watch the Adirondack Almanack on Wednesday for our review of the Long Horn Restaurant and Pub, and maybe a little more craziness with the Bakon vodka.


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