Maple Cocktails

Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour

1½ oz or 3 tbsp any bourbon of choice

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

2-4 tbsp maple syrup (to taste)

Pinch of ground cinnamon

Cinnamon stick and cherry for garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker or mason jar about two-thirds full with ice. Pour in the bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup, and a pinch of ground cinnamon. Secure the lid and shake well.

Pour fresh ice into the cocktail glass and strain the mixture into the glass. Garnish with the cinnamon stick and cherry. Enjoy!

The Vermonter

1.5 oz vodka
1 oz raspberry liquor
1 oz Maple Syrup
3 oz Apple Cider
Splash of seltzer water

Apple slice for garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker two-thirds full with ice. Add in all ingredients, secure the lid and shake well. Pour into a glass and garnish with an apple slice.

Spiced Maple Manhattan

2 oz Rye whiskey
½ oz Sweet red vermouth
¼ oz Vanilla, cinnamon, and maple syrup
2 dashes of Orange bitters
Maraschino cherries, for garnish

Pour the rye whiskey, vermouth, maple syrup, vanilla, and bitters with the ice in a mixing glass. Stir well with a spoon.
Strain into a clean glass and garnish with the Maraschino cherries.

Maple New York Sour

2 oz(¼ cup) Rye whiskey or bourbon
1 oz (2 tbsp) Fresh lemon juice
2 to 4 tsp Maple syrup

½ oz (1 tbsp) Fruity red wine

Fill a cocktail shaker or mason jar about two-thirds full with ice. Pour in the whiskey, lemon juice, and maple syrup. Securely fasten the lid and shake for about 30 seconds.
Pour fresh ice into your cocktail glass.

Strain the cold whiskey sour mixture into the glass. Slowly pour the wine over the back of a spoon held just above the drink's surface, so it has a nice layered effect.

Boozy Maple Bacon Old-Fashioned

2 oz Bacon-infused bourbon or rye whiskey
½ oz. Maple syrup
3 dashes of Angostura bitters

1 slice of bacon for garnish

In a rocks glass, add 3 dashes of bitters and maple syrup and stir.
Add whiskey and a large ice cube and stir again. 

Garnish with a slice of bacon and serve.

Maple Classic Gin Fizz

2 oz Gin
¾ oz Lemon juice
½ oz maple syrup
1 egg white
Garnish with lemon twist and mint (optional)

Soda water

Add all ingredients without ice to a shaker and shake.  This lets the protein in the egg begin to form foam instead of being diluted by the ice.
Then add ice and shake again. This cools the drink and strengthens the foam. Strain it into the glass, and you'll get a thick, white frothy layer.
Serve and garnish with mint if desired.