The Old Fashioned is arguably the greatest and most versatile cocktail on earth, and I love to try new twists on it from time to time. It is by definition a “true” cocktail: spirit, sugar, water, and bitters. Here’s a twist I tried on the Old Fashioned recently:
Maple Old Fashioned (by Greg Mays)
- add 1 tsp of maple syrup (the real stuff, from trees) to an old fashioned glass
- add 2 dashes of orange bitters (I used Dashfire)
- fill the glass with ice
- add 1 1/2 oz of bourbon and 1/2 oz aged rum
- stir until cold
- garnish with a long, curled orange peel (use a channel knife)
What variations do you like to try on your Old Fashioneds? Here are a few of the variations I’ve featured here at Simple Cocktails so far: Irish | Gin | Old Tom Gin | Tequila | Vodka
Very nice. The maple syrup really compliments the other ingredients well!
Thanks Shaun! That’s a valuable complement coming from you.