Being a native Floridian and bourbon lover, I had to try this cocktail. Maker’s Mark with freshly squeezed orange juice. Um, yeah! The maple syrup intrigued me. Would it be too sweet? Only one way to find out, and that’s to give this Maple Bourbon Cocktail a try.
This post was originally published on May 25, 2017. The text and photos were updated on July 19, 2021. The review and rating have not been changed.
Deep and slightly sweet with a lasting warmth from the bourbon and maple. In other words, just what you need to warm your belly on a cold night.
I adore simple recipes, and four ingredients don’t get much simpler. Everything was easy to find at the liquor grocery stores. In fact, I normally have all but the fresh orange on hand. I bought an average size orange and was able to make 5 cocktails with it.
I’m not the best bartender, but this Maple Bourbon Cocktail was pretty easy to make, garnish and all. In fact, the garnish was the most complex step, and even that was easier than I thought. I just peeled a bit of the orange I had juiced, wrapped that around a maraschino cherry, and stuck a toothpick through it. Not a step I would normally take just for myself, but for you, my dear readers, I’m going that extra mile 🙂
Even with the garnish, my cocktail was ready in 5 minutes.
- Juicer (optional but nice to have)
- Cocktail shaker
- Peeler (to make garnish, optional)