Bourbon Maple Leaf Cocktail

October 21, 2016
Bourbon and pure maple syrup pair up beautifully in this tasty Bourbon Maple Leaf Cocktail.  With just a hint of cinnamon, it's perfect for Fall sipping!
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With it's tasty mix of hearty bourbon and pure maple syrup, I think this maple-icious cocktail is a representation of my Northern and Southern roots coming together!  Yes, I was born and raised in Vermont ... and then moved to the good-ol' South just before my 24th birthday.

Which means I've lived just about the same number of years in each place.

When good-ol' Southern bourbon pairs up with the maple sweetness of Vermont's liquid gold? -- It's magic in a glass.

Now when it comes to cocktails, what could be more Southern than bourbon?  Okay, perhaps moonshine ... but bourbon is certainly right up there as a quintessential Southern drink.

And when that good-ol' Southern bourbon pairs up with the maple sweetness of Vermont's liquid gold? -- It's magic in a glass.

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Just four simple ingredients combine to create this tasty cocktail -- bourbon, maple syrup, fresh lemon juice, and a pinch of ground cinnamon.

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When it comes to the maple syrup for this Bourbon Maple Leaf cocktail, be sure to use real, pure maple syrup.  That ultra-sweet fake stuff in a plastic squeeze bottle? -- It simply just won't do.  Not to mention, the thought of using anything but pure maple syrup just breaks this Vermont girl's heart.

A good squeeze of fresh lemon juice beautifully rounds out this cocktail's flavor, adding a nice zing to it.

When making your cocktail, add fresh lemon juice to suit your personal taste. 

When it comes to the maple syrup for this Bourbon Maple Leaf cocktail, be sure to use real, pure maple syrup.

I prefer this drink with about 1/4 ounce of lemon juice, which lets the maple flavor shine through more fully. My husband prefers it with a little more lemon. I recommend not omitting the lemon juice altogether though, as it balances out and adds a nice freshness to the drink.

Finally, a pinch of cinnamon makes this cocktail just perfect for Fall sipping.  But do be warned ~ being about 2/3 straight bourbon, this is indeed one stiff drink!

So if you're like me and love both bourbon and pure maple syrup, give them a whirl together in this tasty Bourbon Maple Leaf Cocktail.  It sure brings together two of my all-time favorites in a wonderful way!

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Bourbon Maple Leaf Cocktail

Bourbon and pure maple syrup pair up beautifully in this tasty Bourbon Maple Leaf Cocktail. With just a hint of cinnamon, it's perfect for Fall sipping!
prep time: 5 Mcook time: total time: 5 M

ingredients:

For each cocktail:
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 to 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice {about 1/2 lemon, squeezed}
  • pinch ground cinnamon

instructions:

How to cook Bourbon Maple Leaf Cocktail

  1. In a cocktail glass, stir together bourbon and maple syrup until well combined.
  2. Add lemon juice and cinnamon; stir. 
  3. Add several ice cubes; stir.
TRACEY'S NOTES
  1. Add fresh lemon juice to suit your personal taste. I prefer this cocktail with the 1/4 ounce of lemon juice, which lets the maple flavor shine through more fully. My husband prefers it with the 1/2 ounce lemon juice. I recommend not omitting the lemon juice altogether though, as it balances out and adds a nice freshness to the drink.
  2. Beware -- this is a strong cocktail!
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