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Old Fashioned Cocktail with Maple Syrup Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Classic Old Fashioned with a Touch of Maple

Introduction to the Cocktail

The Old Fashioned remains a timeless favorite, loved for its simple elegance and rich flavor profile. Our twist on this beloved cocktail incorporates the distinctive sweetness of maple syrup, adding a sweet and aromatic dimension that perfectly complements the robust notes of bourbon.

Prepare Your Old Fashioned

This cocktail is an excellent choice for those who appreciate a blend of tradition and innovation. The recipe we offer highlights bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup, an ingredient that transforms the classic Old Fashioned into a drink with just enough novelty to surprise and delight.

Old Fashioned Cocktail with Maple Syrup Aged in Bourbon Barrels

🔍 Information Details
⏱️ Preparation time 5 minutes
🍳 Cooking time 0 minutes
⏲️ Total time 5 minutes
🔧 Difficulty level Easy
🍽️ Servings 1
🔥 Calories (approximate) 163 per serving

  • 3 1/2 oz bourbon or whiskey
  • 1 oz bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup
  • 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 1 large orange zest
  • Ice cubes (or a square block of ice)

  1. Preparation of the Base:

  2. Adding Bourbon:

  3. Trim :

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About Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup

Our bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup enriches this cocktail, adding an exquisite touch of sweetness in every sip, accompanied by deep, rich bourbon notes. Taken from the pure sap of our maple grove and infused in bourbon barrels, this syrup brings a complexity of flavors that specifically elevates this cocktail.

Bourbon or Whiskey: What are the differences?


  • Whiskey: A generic term for spirits distilled from fermented grains. It can be produced anywhere in the world and uses various types of grains, including barley, rye, corn and wheat.
  • Bourbon: A type of American whiskey, which must be produced in the United States and predominantly from corn (at least 51%).

Production rules:

  • Whiskey: Production methods vary by region. For example, in Scotland, whiskey must be aged in barrels for at least three years.
  • Bourbon: Bourbon must be aged in new, charred oak barrels, which gives it its characteristic notes of vanilla, caramel and oak.

Taste :

  • Whiskey: The taste profile can vary greatly depending on the type (scotch, rye, Canadian, etc.), grains used, and aging method.
  • Bourbon: Generally smoother than other types of whiskey, with deep flavors of vanilla, caramel, and a hint of smoke from the use of charred barrels.

Frequently Asked Questions about Old Fashioned with Maple Syrup

Q1: What type of glass is recommended for an Old Fashioned?
A: An old-fashioned glass, also called a whiskey glass, is ideal. Its wide shape allows for good diffusion of aromas and makes it easier to mix ingredients directly in the glass.

Q2: Can we use a type of bitters other than Angostura?
A: Absolutely, although Angostura is the traditional choice for an Old Fashioned, other bitters like orange bitters or cherry bitters can be used to vary the flavors.

Q3: How can I vary the recipe for those who prefer a less sweet cocktail?
A: You can reduce the amount of maple syrup or choose a less sweet syrup. Another option is to slightly increase the amount of bitters to balance the sweetness.

Q4: Can this cocktail be made in advance for events?
A: The Old Fashioned is best made a la minute, but you can pre-mix the bourbon and maple syrup in large quantities and add the bitters and ice just before serving.

Q5: How do I prepare a non-alcoholic version of the Old Fashioned?
A : To create a non-alcoholic version of the Old Fashioned, start by choosing a non-alcoholic whiskey substitute to mimic the complex flavors of bourbon. Add bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup for sweetness and rich caramel notes. Include bitters, such as Angostura, to add depth to the cocktail. You can also add a splash of club soda to simulate the mouthfeel of bourbon and finish with a classic garnish of orange zest and a maraschino cherry for an elegant, non-alcoholic cocktail.

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