Maple Old Fashioned

Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail

Base Spirit: Rum

Type: Modern Classics

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Flavor Profile: Spirit-forward, Sweet

About the Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail

Forget pancakes! Use your maple syrup in cocktails.

Ingredients in the Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail

  • 2 oz Dark rum
  • .5 oz Maple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Glass: Cocktail

How to make the Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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  1. therumtrader says

    I made this drink with Ron Rancado Black and some real Vermont maple syrup. I enjoyed the balance of sweet maple and the Angostura bitter. My wife said it reminded her of iced tea. Good stuff.

  2. Grade B Maple syrup – cheaper and more flavorful. If you’ve got a spiced up dark rum (like Kraken), use a less hearty syrup…

  3. This is NOT a Maple Old Fashioned. Old Fashioneds are made with either Bourbon or Whiskey.

  4. The great thing about an Old Fashioned is that you can use any base spirit and make it work beautifully. My one question about this recipe (which sounds delicious) is why you’d shake instead of stir? Even in the photo, it looks like a stirred drink.

    • If I’m not mistaken, you’ll need to shake it to get the maple syrup thoroughly mixed in. Stirring works with “thinner” liquids (spirits, light mixers, etc), but with thicker ingredients, such as fruit juices, and definitely a syrup as thick as maple syrup, you’ll need to shake it.


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