Summer School: How To Mix A Dunc's Fizz

08/17/11 12:50PM By Patti Daniels, Ric Cengeri
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Claire's Restaurant in Hardwick makes it a point of pride to serve cold cocktails made from local ingredients - including local liquors.

We recently sat at the oak and marble bar to get this lesson in mixing the perfect summer cocktail - the "Dunc's Fizz," named for Duncan Holaday, who owns a rum distillery in St. Johnsbury.

Dunc's Fizz

- 1.5 oz Dunc's Elderflower Rum

- handful of muddled berries, in this recipe black and red raspberries

- Seltzer

- Splash of fresh lemon juice

- Mint sprig

Muddle berries in a 20 oz. cocktail shaker. Use a jigger to measure 1.5 oz of Dunc's Elderflower Rum and a splash of lemon juice and add it to the shaker. Fill with ice and shake. Strain the ice from the cocktail mixture. If desired, strain the seeds from the cocktail mixture using a fine mesh sieve. Pour cocktail mixture into an ice-filled Collins glass, and top with seltzer water. Garnish with mint.

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