The Deep Mountain Maple farm is located just outside of West Glover, Vermont, a little town about half an hour from the Canadian border. On the day I found them at the Union Square farmers market, they had a maple syrup infused with hot peppers, perfect for adding a little extra something to a whiskey sour. This one is bright and boozy, exactly as you like it, with just a hint of heat.
Whiskey (Hot and) Sour
2 oz Rittenhouse Rye 100 proof whiskey
1 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp Deep Mountain Farms hot pepper maple syrup
Add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake, and strain into a glass. Drink deeply and dream of summer.