Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders kicked off his presidential campaign by hosting a “house party” complete with this custom cocktail developed by Washington bartender Miguel Marcelino Herrara.
Roasted Sweet-N-Sour Beets, Carrots, and Parsnips
Steam the vegetables to speed roasting. The vinegar provides fruity, acidic zip and enough liquid to prevent the sugary maple syrup from burning. Serve with ham or roast chicken.
Pure maple syrup adds just the right bit of flavor to this recipe.
Crisp Autumn Serenade
This cocktail brings together the seasonal flavors of apples, pears, ginger, and maple. Bourbon gives it a bit of bite and backbone.
Maple-Balsamic-Glazed Pork Medallions
Balsamic vinegar and maple syrup combine for a sweet-tart sauce that pairs perfectly with the pork medallions; Dijon mustard adds a savory note. Serve with whipped sweet potatoes and sautéed broccoli rabe.