Stone Fence Recipe

Christopher Lehault

This colonial-era cocktail is best known for being the drink of choice for Vermont's Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys. The night before their assault on the British-controlled Fort Ticonderoga, the boys drank a potent mixture of rum and hard cider to muster up their courage for the impending attack.

By the 1800s, rye had replaced rum in the Stone Fence and since then, it seems like every possible amber spirit has been used. But rum's spice and oak character partner perfectly with cider's tart fruitiness. For another spin on the Stone Fence, check out Paul Clarke's recipe.

Recipe Facts

Active: 2 mins
Total: 2 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 2 ounces gold rum

  • 6 ounces hard cider


  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice. Pour the rum over the ice and stir gently. Pour the cider on top of the rum. Combine with a quick stir and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
228 Calories
0g Fat
11g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 228
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 97mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)