Bourbon Maple Old Fashioned is the perfect fall cocktail recipe. A classic alcoholic drink with maple syrup brings autumn flavors. Perfect for Thanksgiving!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
This bourbon cocktail is a fall twist on the classic old fashioned cocktail.
It combines the rich, caramel notes of bourbon whiskey with the sweetness of maple syrup, resulting in a smooth and slightly sweet drink with a hint of smokiness.
Use a piece of orange peel (or twist) over the drink by holding it over the glass, skin side down, and giving it a gentle squeeze to release the oils.
Run the peel around the rim of the glass for added aroma, and then drop it into the drink as a garnish.
This is going to add just the slightest fresh citrus smell and taste to the drink, balancing everything.
I also love to use homemade brandied cherries for my old fashioned cocktails for an extra special touch!
It is best to use a real maple syrup for a true flavor.
An old fashioned cocktail has a little sweetness from a sweet ingredient, in this case maple syrup, but is still primarily focused on the bourbon.
The old fashioned cocktail is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients, but they balance each other in a great way that brings complexity to the cocktail.
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Bourbon Maple Old Fashioned
- 2 ½ ounces bourbon
- ½ ounce maple syrup
- 2 dashes bitters
- orange peel strip for garnish
- brandied cherry for garnish
- Put ice in your glass.
- Pour in the bourbon, maple, and bitters. Stir well to combine and chill.
- Rub the orange peel slice across the rim of the glass and drop in the drink with a cherry.