Main Street Grill, 663 Main St. Watertown, Conn.
The “new American” restaurant has a focus on local foods, eclectic wines and an innovative craft cocktail program. A “twist on the classics menu” takes advantage of local farm products from Careyshire Farm, Fifth Season Farm, an organic garlic grower and others.
Owner: John Bourdeau
Drink Name: Maple Farm
1.5 oz Viscaya rum
¾ oz fresh lime juice
¾ oz. dark amber pure real maple syrup
2 dashes of Fee Brothers black walnut bitters
Shake. Serve up in martini glass. Garnish with nutmeg “for a fall flavor.”
“It’s a warming, fall flavor,” said Bourdeau. “Between the walnuts and nutmeg, you barely taste the rum. It’s a brown sugar flavor, but not too sweet. It tastes like a maple daiquiri.”