SoLo Farm and Table’s Vermontoddy - Londonderry, VT
It’s fall. As farmers enter the harvest time, and we continue to reap the fruits of their labors, donning a mass of itchy sweaters and stalking caps, stepping out into the cool, crisp air, we will welcome the soothing warmth of a hot cup of just about anything. This is where South Londonderry, Vermont’s SoLo Farm & Table comes in.
While staying at Johnny Seesaw’s, I swung by Chloe and Wes Genovart’s SoLo Farm & Table where local is the name of the game, and that extends to their maple-syrup-infused cocktails. My friend James Fox who writes the blog 10engines was kind enough to introduce me to Chloe and Wes on a recent trip to Vermont.
James’ English father Roger also joined in on the action by providing the group with a history lesson.
“Did you know the word ‘Toddy’ is actually Indian, and the drink was introduced to the Scottish by the East India Company?”
Thankfully, we had a scholar on hand to provide a toast and a history lesson so that, as the days turn colder, perhaps you might follow suit when sharing this delicious take on the Hot Toddy while warming up your friends and loved ones.
1 part Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon Whiskey
1 part Laird’s® Applejack Brandy
1 part Vermont Maple Syrup
1 part Lemon Juice
1 lemon wedge studded with cloves
1 cinnamon stick
Combine ingredients, stir. Top with hot water. Enjoy.
SoLo Farm and Table
95 Middletown Road
South Londonberry, Vermont
Enriched by a hint of peppermint, it impresses with notes of pepper balanced by slight citrus overtones, and a spicy, warming finish.
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