Even though we live in the tropics, we love autumn...warmer flavours, plus cooler weather equals bliss. So, while we were dreaming of seasonal changes, we found this recipe for a Maple Old Fashioned on Gimme Some Oven. With the smooth strong flavour we love in an Old Fashioned, plus just a hint of maple and orange, it's the perfect fall drink.
(Makes 1 drink)
2 ounces bourbon or rye
3–4 dashes Angostura bitters
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
Optional Garnish: rosemary sprig or maraschino cherry.
Mix It Up!
Use a vegetable peeler to 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 (it smells wonderful!), then set the peel aside for later.
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.
Give the orange peel a good twist above the glass to release its oils, then tuck it into the drink. Add a rosemary sprig or maraschino cherry (if using) and serve immediately. Cheers!