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Maple Old Fashioned

Kate Donahue
Course Cocktails
Servings 2


  • 1 ounce pure maple syrup preferably grade a dark amber
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 8 dashes angostura bitters
  • 1 orange slice with peel on
  • 1 vanilla bean split and seeds scraped
  • ice cubes
  • 4 ounces bourbon
  • sparkling seltzer water chilled


  • In a cocktail shaker, add maple syrup, orange juice, lemon juice, bitters, orange slice and vanilla bean.
  • Muddle orange slice and vanilla bean.
  • Add bourbon and a handful of ice. Shake well.
  • Fill an Old Fashion glass half with ice.
  • Divide mixture in cocktail shaker evenly between two glasses then top with chilled seltzer.
  • Garnish with an orange slice, if desired.