6 Maple Syrup Cocktails For Those Who Have A Sweet Tooth
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What makes maple syrup a great cocktail ingredient? For starters, it has a wonderfully rich, complex flavor that's less cloyingly sweet than plain white sugar. The flavors of maple syrup like vanilla, cinnamon and toasted nuts complement spirits like bourbon, rum and whiskey. Maple syrup also has viscosity and texture that makes it mix in smoothly drinks without dissolving completely.  

Now let's look at some tasty cocktail recipes featuring maple syrup 

Alpine Brew 

A delicious drink to sip on a chilly evening. Mix 45 ml bourbon, 15 ml coffee liqueur, 7.5 ml maple syrup, and 30 ml cold brew coffee. Add a couple drops of walnut bitters too for a hint of nutty flavor. Stir it all up with some ice cubes until chilled. Then strain the mixture into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Top with a few coffee beans for extra aroma. Enjoy this sweet and nutty cocktail. 

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Benton's Old Fashioned 

Grab 60 ml of bourbon infused with fat, 7 ml of maple syrup, and a couple dashes of bitters. Pop those into a glass with ice and mix it up until it's nice and cold. Then pour it through a strainer into a rocks glass over a big ice cube. Squeeze the oil from an orange peel over the top and drop it in for a fancy garnish. That's all there is to it - a super simple yet tasty drink. The fat-washed bourbon gives it a rich flavor, the maple syrup provides sweetness, and the bitters add complexity. Enjoy this cocktail that comes together in a snap! 

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Maple-Bourbon Smash 

The deep notes of whiskey pair really well with maple syrup, as this cocktail clearly proves. Pour 60 ml maple syrup into a glass. Squeeze in 30 ml fresh orange juice and 15 ml lemon juice. Add 4 dashes of bitters. Lightly mash half an orange wheel in the glass. Stir in 60ml bourbon. Fill the glass with ice cubes. Top it off with 45 ml chilled seltzer. Stir and enjoy this refreshing Maple-Bourbon Smash! 


Making this drink is easy and fun! You only need a few simple ingredients: 45 ml vodka, 45 ml dry red wine, 15 ml spiced pear liqueur, 7 ml fresh lemon juice, 7 ml maple syrup, and chilled seltzer to top it off. Start by pouring the vodka, wine, pear liqueur, lemon juice and maple syrup into a nice glass filled with ice. Give it a quick and gentle stir to mix everything together. Top it with the seltzer and watch it bubble up! Finally, garnish your drink with a pretty pear slice and a sprinkle of fresh nutmeg. Sip and enjoy! 

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Maple Old Fashioned 

To make this delicious cocktail, you'll need just a few simple ingredients: 60 ml dark rum, 15 ml maple syrup, 2 dashes Angostura bitters. Start by adding the rum, maple syrup, and bitters to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Give it a good stir for 30 seconds until it's nice and chilled. Next, strain the cocktail into a chilled glass. For the finishing touch, cut a small peel from an orange and twist it over the drink to release the citrusy oils. Voila, you have a fantastic classic cocktail that's easy to make! The sweet maple pairs perfectly with the rum, bitters add depth, and the orange twist gives it a bright pop of citrus. Enjoy this anytime you want an elegant yet easy sipping drink. 

Rosy Hibiscus-Gin Lowball 

Come and make a refreshing hibiscus gin cocktail. Boil 3/4 cup water and add a hibiscus tea bag. Steep for 5-7 minutes then remove the tea bag. Let the tea cool for 10 minutes. Put the tea in the fridge for 40 minutes until chilled. Gently muddle 12 mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. 

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Squeeze in the juice from 1 lime and add 1 teaspoon maple syrup. Muddle until the juice comes out. Add 45ml gin, 15ml Cocchi Americano, and 100ml chilled hibiscus tea. Shake with ice and strain into a glass filled with ice. Add 2 dashes of orange bitters and garnish with a lime wheel. Enjoy this floral gin cocktail!