Maple Leaf Cocktail

Maple Leaf Cocktail

What’s a maple leaf cocktail? Bourbon. Maple. Lemon. Cinnamon. Come on, what else would you expect from a drink concocted by a food writer whose favorite dessert is a boozy apple crisp imbued with as much spirit as sweetness? Not that we’re complaining, mind you.–LC Editors

LC Oh Drat, How Much Is 1/2 Ounce Again? Note

We could sit back and make you do the math, but instead we thought we’d be kind and help you keep in mind the following conversions. After all, we understand. It’s difficult enough to keep this type of thing straight when you’re sober, let alone after you’ve already gotten into the bourbon and are a little tipsy…

  • 2 ounces = 1/4 cup
  • 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 ounce = 1 tablespoon

Maple Leaf Cocktail

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5/5 - 3 reviews
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Ingredients


Directions

To make the maple leaf cocktail, combine the bourbon, maple syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the cinnamon stick.

Mix, shake, repeat as often as the party requires.

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Recipe Testers' Reviews

Despite the lack of a respiratory affliction, this “toddy for the body” was just what the doctor ordered! This recipe is, of course, easier than easy once you remember that 1 tablespoon equals 1/2 ounce. I think the maple syrup might color the end result a bit, depending on the quality that you have on hand. I ended up pouring my test run over crushed ice (you can take the girl out of the South, but you can’t get a Mint Julep out of her mind), and it was even better than it was shaken and poured neat into a cocktail glass. This will find its way into the list of “would you like a drink” offerings around our house, as it’s sweet, spicy, and peppy—just plain grand.

For someone who doesn’t drink much alcohol (that would be me), this was surprisingly delicious. The recipe appeals to me as it contains maple syrup, which I love. The cocktail is nicely balanced with a hint of sweetness but definitely is not overpowering. I used lovely cassia bark, as I ran out of cinnamon quills. Although I served it on crushed ice, it is a warming drink on a cold day. I would definitely make it again.

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