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Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail

Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail

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  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


My favorite way to make an old fashioned cocktail — good-quality bourbon and bitters, a hint of maple syrup, and a generous twist of orange peel.  Plus maybe a Luxardo cherry on top.




  1. Use a vegetable peeler or knife to carefully cut a 2- to 3-inch-long piece of orange peel.  Run the pulp-side of the peel around the rim of the cocktail glass, then set the peel aside for later.
  2. Add the bourbon, bitters, and maple syrup to the glass, and briefly stir to combine.  Add the ice, then briefly stir the drink one more time to mix and chill.
  3. Give the orange peel a good twist above the glass to release its oils, then tuck it into the drink.  Add a maraschino cherry (if using) and serve immediately.


*Luxardo cherries come with a pretty thick syrup.  So if you don’t want to overly sweeten your cocktail, I recommend tapping or rinsing off the excess syrup before adding the cherry to your cocktail.