Jim Beam and Vanilla Bean

So its back the the lab again. I was at the liquor store the other day just wandering aimless stumbling into boxes when I came across the bourbon section. I’m a fan of Jim Beam and I saw they had something new, a maple bourbon. Now, I was expecting a bourbon with a hint of maple added. What I found in the bottle was a viscous maple syrup with a touch of bourbon added. Is was very sweet and while I contemplated putting it on pancakes, I decided to try it on some ice cream instead. Its seems we have a winner just in time for summer!

Jim-Beam-MapleHere’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream, I used blue bunny premium
  • Jim Beam Maple Bourbon

OK, making this creation is terribly easy. Put two well packed scoops of vanilla ice cream into a deep bowl. Then carefully splash the bourbon over it. Garnish with a cherry! Enjoy a taste of Vermont summer treat.

This also works quite well if you skip the dish and put the ice cream on a warm waffle.

A Coffee Perfect for Autumn

OK, I know, I know, it’s late spring. But, as I mentioned earlier, I’ve been looking for something fun to do with a bottle of bourbon too sweet to drink straight up. Its Jim Beam’s Maple bourbon. Although you I can DRI k this neat, on the rocks, or with a splash of Jim-Beam-Maplewater… I’ve just come across a perfect companion. There’s Irish coffee, Mexican coffee, Roma coffee with sambuco, and now I proudly present… The Vermont coffee! Cue ‘fanfare for the common man’,

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 nice mug of hot black coffee
  • 1shot of Jim Beam Maple bourbon
  • touch of cream or milk

Combine our brief list of ingredients and enjoy by the fire. For an option, skip the milk and top the coffee with whipped cream, enjoy!