Whiskey & Maple Cocktails: 6 to Try

White sugar, raw demerara and honey are the usual suspects among sweeteners, but when it comes to whiskey cocktails, maple syrup may be the ultimate match. Whether you reach for rye or bourbon, the spirits’ trademark flavors of vanilla, oak and baking spice blend beautifully with the supple sweetness of maple syrup, and as autumn and winter settle in, now’s the time to make the most of this pairing.

Campfire Sling
Rye whiskey, maple syrup and chocolate bitters form a wintry trifecta in this warming cocktail.

Lindsey’s Lament
A potent mix of bourbon, Becherovka and maple syrup from Midnight Cowboy in Austin.

Maine Hot Fire
Whiskey, maple, cider and spice come together in this winter warmer from Vena’s Fizz House in Portland, Maine.

Maple Leaf
Bourbon and cold-brew coffee meet falernum and a mix of other fall ingredients for the ultimate fall cocktail.

Rye Maple Fizz
A tall sip of fall, this cocktail combines rye whiskey, lemon, maple, egg white, bitters and soda.

Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour
Fresh rosemary, maple and bourbon form a trifecta of deliciousness in this bright, herbaceous sour.


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