Bourbon Maple Old Fashioned

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.

A close view of Bourbon Maple Old Fashioned in a glass with one large ice sphere, a brandied cherry, an orange peel, and dried orange slice.

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!


What maple syrup is best for cocktails?

It is best to use a real maple syrup for a true flavor.

How sweet is an Old Fashioned?

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.

Why are old fashioneds so good?

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.

A glass of Bourbon Maple Old Fashioned on a wood board surrounded by dried orange slices.
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Bourbon Maple Old Fashioned

This Bourbon Maple Old Fashioned is a delicious fall twist on a classic cocktail recipe. An alcoholic drink perfect for autumn and Thanksgiving.
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 1 drink


  • 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.
Keyword Bitters, Bourbon, Fall, Winter

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