Maple Old Fashioned

A year ago at Olive or Twist in Pittsburgh, Dave ordered a delightful maple old fashioned which was crafted with maple whiskey. I'm not usually a whiskey fan, but both of us enjoyed that drink so much, I thought it would be a nice addition to a Thanksgiving menu. Although there is a hint of maple, this drink is not overly sweet, which makes is a nice pairing to the Thanksgiving menu which usually includes several sweet food items.

Recipe slightly adapted from Jelly Toast.

-2 ounces maple whiskey (I used Crown Royal Maple)
-1 ounce fresh squeezed orange juice
-1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
-1-2 dashes of angostura bitters
-orange peel + maraschino cherry for garnish

Add ingredients to an ice filled cocktail shaker and shake until chilled. Strain into ice filled glass. Garnish with orange peel and cherry. This is best serve chilled, enjoy! 

This wasn't quite as sweet at the maple old fashioned we enjoyed in Pittsburgh last year. Dave was a fan and said he would have drank multiple glasses of this if he had been given the chance. He said it's a nice fall, maple cocktail.


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