MapleĀ Old-Fashioned

December  1, 2014
1 Ratings
Photo by Bobbi
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

This recipe comes from Jeffrey Morgenthaler's excellent The Bar Book; he switches up the sugar cube we know and love in our old-fashioneds for maple simple syrup. —Food52

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 ounces Crown Royal Canadian whisky
  • 1 barspoon 2:1 maple simple syrup (see note below)
  • 2 dashes Fee Brothers bitters, or other aromatic bitters
  • 1 Lemon peel for garnish
  1. Note: Make the maple simple syrup by combining 2 parts maple syrup to 1 part water and gently heating it on the stove until combined and the syrup is a uniform texture. Let cool.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients save for the lemon peel in a mixing glass. Add ice, and stir for 10 seconds. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks or old-fashioned glass. Twist the lemon peel over the cocktail, rub the rim of the glass with it so that the outside of the peel makes contact with the glass, and drop it in the drink.

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6 Reviews

Doogwife January 8, 2016
I know this post is a year old but if you are still interested I notice they are available via the shop!
Naomi January 25, 2015
Love the glassware! What kind is it?
Karina F. January 24, 2015
It's 1 tsp.
Tatiana January 24, 2015
What is the equivalent measure of a barspoon? I'm not familiar with this term.
Karina F. December 16, 2014
The most generic one is Orange, which would mix in great with these flavours.
JohnZ December 8, 2014
I went to one of Morgenthaler's classes this past summer. He certainly knows his stuff!

Question: which Fee Brothers bitters does it call for? There are over one dozen varieties...