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Maple Old Fashioned in 8 Simple Steps

Old Fashioned

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One of the most popular and simplest riffs on a traditional Old Fashioned – who doesn’t love Maple syrup!?

The Maple Old Fashioned has only a slight variation on it’s big brother. The difference is the removal of sugar (whether it be a sugar cube or sugar syrup) and replace it with a good quality maple syrup. You can go down the easy path and simply put straight maple into your Old Fashioned and make sure you stir a little longer for more dilution…or you can make a thinner syrup by mixing two parts maple syrup to one part water (heat on stove to mix) which is my preferred method.

Keep it Canadian by using a Canadian Whisky in addition to the Canadian maple syrup as per Jeffery Morgenthaler’s recipe in his book, The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique (highly recommended).


Bar Equipment Needed

How to make a Maple Old Fashioned

3.23 from 72 votes


  • 60 mL Makers Mark Whisky
  • 5 mL Maple Simple Syrup
  • Dash of Angostura Bitters
  • Dash of Regan's No. 6 Orange Bitters


  • Fill your mixing glass with ice
  • Add the Bourbon Whisky and bitters'
  • Stir for 20 seconds
  • Strain over fresh ice
  • Garnish with a twist of orange
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  • Reply
    February 9, 2019 at 9:31 am

    You might get such a low score because of unintentional scoring. I was trying to read comments and couldn’t find them, so I pressed the star area. By accident I gave yiu 2 stars, I haven’t even tried your recipe. So apologies for that

    • Reply
      Steve the Bartender
      February 11, 2019 at 10:15 am

      No worries at all Otto! You can change your rating at any time if you need..

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