Maple syrup adds complexity to this classic cocktail with notes of vanilla and caramel that complement the nuanced flavors of the bourbon. An easy cocktail to make and a staple for your bartending repertoire.
Prep time: 5 minutes | Makes 1 cocktail
2 oz bourbon
1 bar spoon maple syrup (Grade A Dark Robust; add more for a sweeter cocktail)
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Orange peel (for garnish)
Maraschino cherry (for garnish)
In a rocks glass, mix bourbon, maple syrup, and bitters.
Add a large ice cube.
Squeeze orange peel to release oils into cocktail and run the peel around the rim of the glass.
Garnish with the orange peel and a Luxardo cherry if desired.
Sip and savor.