Old Fashioned Never Fades: Just Make it Maple

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

There’s nothing like a good old fashioned Old Fashion. In the spirit of autumn leaves substitute the traditional sugar with a couple teaspoons of maple syrup. You won’t regret it. (I personally prefer syrup over sugar anytime of the year)


Maple Bourbon Old-Fashioned


2 oz bourbon

2 tsp maple syrup

1 tsp water

1 dash bitters

1 orange peel

1 maraschino cherry



Combine maple syrup, water and bitters in a glass, stir until well blended. Add a few blocks of ice and the orange peel, then pour the bourbon on top. Garnish with a cherry and serve.