Maple-Rye Old Fashioned

March 13, 2018

Author Notes: Slightly spicy rye is a great match for the warmth and spice of cocktail bitters, with maple syrup as a pleasantly rich sweetener to balance. Want to dial up the warm-spice notes of the whiskey even further? Opt for aromatic bitters, which have a stronger cinnamon flavor, and garnish with a piece of star anise in addition to the orange twist.Carey Jones

Food52 Review: This recipe is featured in the story How to Make Old Fashioneds That are Anything But, sponsored by Bulleit. BULLEIT American Straight Rye Whiskey. 45% Alc/Vol. The Bulleit Distilling Co., Lawrenceburg, IN.The Editors

Makes: 1 cocktail


  • 1.25 ounces Bulleit rye
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • 1 orange twist, for garnish
In This Recipe


  1. Combine ingredients in mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a large orange twist.

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