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Maple-Rye Old Fashioned

March 13, 2018
Photo by Julia Gartland
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

Test Kitchen Notes

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