Downtown Waterloo Branch Happenings!

Mindy Hendrickson
October 23, 2023


Thank you to those who helped count money for the NCC!  Your participation was greatly appreciated.


Our primary objective is continuing to attract new deposit accounts and we are currently and actively engaging with the community. We recently transitioned an entire local downtown Waterloo business relationship, along with deposit accounts, and have just secured a loan for the construction of a new building expansion.


We are delighted to announce the marriage of Jacob Sapp and Celeste DeVries, which took place last Saturday. We extend our warmest congratulations and best wishes to the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Sapp!


We kicked off Autumn by making fun fall cocktails to warm our spirits. 😉

The mixologists wanted to share their awesome recipes with you.  

Tom Amlie made Spiced Maple Bourbon Fizz:


Spiced Maple Syrup

• 1/2 cup maple syrup

• 2 cinnamon sticks

• 1 tablespoon cardamom pods

• 1-star anise

• 1-inch fresh ginger, sliced

• zest of 1 orange

Maple Fizz

• 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) bourbon

• 1-ounce (2 tablespoons) lemon juice

• 1-2 dashes orange bitters

• 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) spiced maple syrup

• champagne, for topping


To make the spiced maple syrup. In a medium pot, bring 1/2 cup water, the maple, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, and ginger to a boil over high heat. Boil 2-3 minutes, then remove from the heat. Stir in the orange zest. Let cool, then strain the syrup into a glass jar. This syrup makes enough for about 6 drinks.

In a cocktail shaker, combine 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup, the bourbon, lemon juice, and orange bitters. Add ice and shake. Strain into a glass. Top off with champagne. Garnish with an orange slice and star anise, if desired.

Kristin Walters made: Apple Cider Mimosas:


For the Apple Cider Mimosas:

• 4 ounces apple cider

• 8 ounces chilled champagne Prosecco, or other sparkling wine

• Optional: Apple slices for garnish

To Rim the Glasses:

• 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon pumpkin pie spice is also tasty if you have it on hand

• Additional apple cider

Jacob Sapp made:  Apple Butter Old Fashion:

2 oz. Bourbon

2 oz. Apple Cider

2 oz. Cinnamon simple syrup

½ oz. Lemon juice

4 oz. of orange bitters

1 spoonful of apple butter


Mix Bourbon, syrup, lemon juice and top with apple butter, add 1 ½ of apple cider mix, add ice stir, strain over ice.  Garnish with apple and cinnamon stick.

While there was no clear winner, all were delicious!

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