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Maple Old Fashioned

The combination of maple syrup, bourbon, bitters and orange zest makes for a warming fall drink perfect for the season. Nothing fancy is needed to stir this recipe up hence you can make it in no time.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks, Celebration, Cocktails, Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail

Equipment

  • Short cocktail glass (bourbon glass)
  • Spoon
  • Knife
  • Chopping board

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Ice cube large
  • 5 ml Maple syrup
  • 4 drops Angostura bitters
  • 60 ml Bourbon
  • Orange peel

Garnish

  • Cranberries

Instructions
 

  • In a short glass add the ball of ice.
  • Pour the maple syrup, the bourbon and the bitters. Stir around.
  • Using a sharp knife cut a sliver of the orange skin. Squeeze the skin over the cocktail.
  • Place the orange skin in the cocktail glass and garnish with a couple of cranberries. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • If you don’t have a large ice cube tray use at least 3cubes of regular ice.
  • If you have orange bitters you can use that.
  • Cut the orange skin fresh as this retains the maximum oils from the skin.