Cider and Maple Old Fashioned

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We are kicking off fall on IBC with a delicious new cocktail recipe. I took a classic old fashioned and added seasonal flavor with apple cider and pure maple syrup to create this sensational Cider and Maple Old Fashioned. I know you’re going to love this combination as much as I do.

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Cider and Maple Old Fashioned

Well, August is upon us, and I’ve started to talk about fall. I know. The changing of the seasons always feels a bit early in the blog world. This happens because of the algorithms we bloggers try to “please” plus our goal of getting content out as early as possible so you can enjoy it when the timing is right for you.

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Since it’s been a rough year, we may have even more reason to be looking ahead to fall. For some of us, a Pumpkin Spice Latte or string of Christmas lights may be just what we need to take our mind off the world for a bit. If it makes you happy (and doesn’t hurt anyone), I say go for it!

Retailers also seem to be gearing up for fall. When I was at the grocery store the other day, I bought some apple cider. That was all the inspiration I needed to whip up this Cider and Maple Old Fashioned.

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In essence, this is a classic old fashioned recipe but with a couple of substitutions. Instead of sugar, we’re using maple syrup, and instead of orange and cherry, we’re using apple cider. These changes give the classic a new flavor profile that’s perfect for fall.

As you might recall, I’ve recently become a bourbon fan. A few years ago I wouldn’t dream of making or ordering a bourbon-based drink. However, after intentionally trying bourbon whenever I had the opportunity, it’s now a favorite. I’m especially fond of Four Roses Single Barrel, which you will often see me use.

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For maple syrup, you can’t miss with my go-to: Finding Home Farms. This time around, though, I opted for their Rye Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup. I thought a maple syrup aged in a whiskey barrel would make a lovely addition. I was right!

If you don’t have this particular maple syrup, don’t worry. Your cocktail will be equally delicious. Just make sure you use REAL maple syrup.

Now that you have an idea of some of my favorite ingredients for this Cider and Maple Old Fashioned recipe, let’s whip one up.

How to Make a Cider and Maple Old Fashioned

This cocktail couldn’t be easier to make. Since I like my drinks as cold as possible, I like to put this together in a cocktail shaker. If you don’t have one, you can just add all of the ingredients to a rocks glass and give them a good stir.

To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the bourbon, pure maple syrup, apple cider, and orange bitters. Then shake up the mixture to cool and combine.

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Strain into a rocks glass with ice and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

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Pro Tip: I prefer these longer cinnamon sticks for cocktail garnishes. They can be challenging to find in the grocery store so I buy mine online. You can find them HERE.

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And that’s it! An exquisite cocktail for fall!

Looking for more bourbon based cocktails? Try these:

This Cider and Maple Old Fashioned is such an enjoyable drink for fall and even winter. The cider, maple, and bourbon flavors blend beautifully. And don’t hesitate to make this cocktail your own. If you like things sweeter, add a touch more maple syrup. If you find the drink too strong, try an extra splash of apple cider.

No matter how you make yours, I hope you’ll shake up a Cider and Maple Old Fashioned to celebrate the new season!

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Cider and Maple Old Fashioned Recipe:

Cider and Maple Old Fashioned


Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider, bourbon, maple syrup, old fashioned
Servings: 2 cocktails
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
I took a classic old fashioned and added seasonal flavor with apple cider and pure maple syrup to create this sensational Cider and Maple Old Fashioned. I know you're going to love this combination as much as I do.

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces bourbon - (I enjoy Four Roses Single Barrel.)
  • 1 ounce pure maple syrup - (My go-to brand is Finding Home Farms.)
  • 1 ounce apple cider
  • 4-6 dashes of orange bitters
  • Cinnamon sticks to garnish

Instructions

  • To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the bourbon, pure maple syrup, apple cider, and orange bitters. Shake to combine.
  • Strain into two rocks glasses filled with ice and then garnish each with a cinnamon stick.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 32mgSugar: 10gCalcium: 15mg
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  • Landrie at

    Michael, Thanks for another delicious drink recipe! I LOVE maple syrup!!!

  • Michelle Catapang at

    Thank for sharing the recipes, I would be happy to try this at home. 🙂

  • Sabrina at

    the cinnamon sticks and bitters put this over the top, a very refined cocktail, thank you!

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