Provisions: The Great North Woods

The only cocktail to earn a permanent slot on the menu of Portland fave Local 188 is as surprisingly easy to build as it is delicious
October 5, 2017Words by Huckberry StaffPhotos by Jeff Masamori

When we're in Portland, Local 188 is always on the top of our list for grub — no matter the time of day. With an eclectic and unfailingly delicious mish-mash of tapas, American standards and a killer brunch (be sure to ask for the home made Apple Maple Jam), there's nothing on the menu that doesn't merit a second helping — or a third. When we heard that only one cocktail was great enough to earn a year-round spot on said menu, we had to learn how to make it for ourselves. As you might expect, The Great North Woods is a humdinger — built in large part from just two quintessential Maine ingredients: Canadian Club whiskey and maple syrup. Bottoms up!



2 oz Canadian Club Whiskey

1/2 oz Lemon Juice

1/2 oz Maple Syrup

6-7 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Splash of Soda Water

Lemon Slice



1. Combine maple syrup, lemon juice, and whiskey.

2. Shake and strain over ice.

3. Add dash of soda water on top for fizziness.  

4. Finish with bitters, slice of lemon and mint.


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