About the Maple Old Fashioned

This drink is a direct descendant of the Old Fashioned, which early on was considered a morning drink, originally referred to as a “whisky cocktail".

Preparation Time
5 min

Flavor Profile
Rich and Dark
Baking Spices


  • 1/4 parts maple syrup (or to taste)
  • 2 dashes of Angostura® bitters

  • Fresh grated cinnamon
  • Orange peel and cinnamon stick for garnish
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  • Step 1
    Mix the ingredients

    Stir Maker’s Mark® Cask Strength, syrup and bitters with ice.

  • Step 2
    Strain carefully
    Strain over large ice cube in a rocks glass.
  • Step 3
    Grate aromatics
    Freshly grate cinnamon over your cocktail.
  • Step 4
    Garnish with orange peel and cinnamon stick.
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Maple Old Fashioned

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Experiment with syrup

Higher grades of syrup have a darker color and a stronger maple flavor than lower grades. See which tastes best to you.
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Add a little zest

Zesting citrus directly over your serving glass will add a fresh essence and pleasing aroma to your drink.
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Go easy on the bitters

With bitters, a little bit goes a long way. Two or three drops will add plenty of depth to your cocktails.
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Use large ice

Large ice melts slower, allowing the flavors in your Maker’s Maple Old Fashioned to stand up longer.

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Robust, warm texture with notes of caramel, vanilla and spice.

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