Maple Old Fashioned

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

ingredients

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)

Instructions
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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.