The New Old Fashioned Cocktail

5 from 9 reviews

This Old Fashioned cocktail recipe calls for maple syrup instead of plain simple syrup. It’s the best Old Fashioned you’ll ever have! Recipe yields 1 drink. See note on how to make in bulk.

old fashioned cocktail with maple syrup



  1. In a lowball glass, pour in the bourbon, 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup and a couple dashes of bitters. Stir to combine.
  2. Add a large ice cube or several small, and gently stir in a circular motion until the drink is very cold, about 20 seconds. Taste, and stir in 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon more maple syrup if you prefer a sweeter drink.
  3. Use a vegetable peeler to remove a hefty strip of orange peel. Gently twist it, skin side down, over the drink to release the oils. Then place the orange peel in the glass. Enjoy.


Measurement tip: Two ounces is 1/4 cup. I like to use this stainless steel jigger (affiliate link) for measuring small amounts of liquid.

*How to multiply: You can make a batch of Old Fashioned cocktails. Place a handful or two of ice cubes in a pitcher. Multiply the base ingredients (bourbon, maple syrup, Angostura) as necessary and stir them together. Pour into glasses with fresh ice.

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