Orange Maple Old-Fashioned Cocktail

by Marla on April 19, 2013 · 15 comments

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Happy Friday! Can you believe another busy week has flown by? Hopefully you had a great one & hopefully you have some fun weekend plans in the works…we sure do! This Orange Maple Old-Fashioned cocktail is perfect for ladies & gents.

It has all the thrills of whiskey with a twist of citrus, a splash of orange bitters and some dark amber maple syrup. It is even the cocktail of choice on the popular series Mad Men.

Your welcome….

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Usually I post cocktails that can be made virgin or kiddo friendly. In this case that is not the case. This drink is mostly whiskey with littles citrus splashes for accents. This is a vintage cocktail that dates back to the 1800’s. Messing with it too much would be pointless.

That would be another drink.

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Orange Maple Old-Fashioned Cocktail | A Whiskey Lover's Drink | FamilyFreshCooking.com

You gotta love whiskey to love this cocktail. You do? OK….then great. You have a new best friend.

The Gouda Life & Kitchen Riffs both describe this cocktail perfectly. For those who don’t like whiskey over ice, this takes the profound flavor down a notch, without loosing the integrity of the whiskey. As the ice melts the flavors combine and simmer down the heat a little bit.

For folks who want a full bodied whiskey kick you won’t loose a thing.

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This is a drink you drink slowly and mindfully. Not one you slam in seconds. This is comfort and sophistication. No bells and whistles. After all it’s old-fashioned, a classic.

I love that old fashioned’s are served in short “Old Fashioned” glasses. No tall stems to get in your way. Not too easy to tip over. The glass has some weight, to give a warm hug to the drink inside.

A small squat glass is simply another indicator that this is meant to be savored ~ enjoyed ~ sip. by. sip.

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Hopefully you have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy!

Orange Maple Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 1 Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Orange Maple Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon pure Maple Syrup (I prefer darker grade B)
  • 2 ounces Whiskey
  • a few splashes of Orange Bitters
  • a squeeze of fresh Orange
  • Ice
  • garnish with some Orange Rind

Method

  • Combine all ingredients well excluding ice & garnish, stir to combine. Add some ice. Let the drink sit a minute or two for the flavors to combine.
  • Notes
  • Adjust maple syrup according to how sweet you want your old-fashioned.
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