Fall screams for smokier, earthier cocktails and Maple Syrup and whiskey check all of those boxes. This fall classic combines the bright of the citrus with the lovely mellow of the Maple Syrup.
Fall is a great time for reconnecting with friends that have been in the wind all summer. Vacations, sports, trips to the lake, and weekend warrior projects keep most of us busy all summer long. As we start to move into cooler months, bonfires, football games, and weekend suppers with friends are back on the calendar. This cocktail pairs perfectly with a card game and some laughs.
We are going to break tradition for this cocktail and choose a whiskey instead of a bourbon. Our whiskey of choice for this cocktail is High West Campfire whiskey. It is a blend of three different whiskies, a high rye (95%) whiskey from MGP, a bourbon from High West, and a single malt scotch. This whiskey hits all of the notes for us with a delicious smoke from the single malt, some spice from the rye and all the baking spice goodness from the bourbon. We think it’s a match made in heaven.
2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
½ oz. Maple Syrup
Dash Aromatic Bitters
Lemon Peel for Garnish
In a cocktail shaker with ice, add all liquid ingredients and shake for at least 20 seconds or until cold. Strain into a glass with ice.