The Classic Old Fashioned With A Twist

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Maple Syrup Old Fashioned

Here is FPC's favorite version of the Old Fashioned. All this simple drink requires is a good-quality bourbon, bitters, and a bit of maple syrup. Kick the experience up a notch with a juicy Luxardo cherry to top.

Servings: 1 Glass

Keywords: Maple Syrup, Bourbon, Whiskey, Rye, Bitters, Old fashioned, Canadian Old Fashioned, Cocktail, Bourbon Cocktail, Whiskey Cocktail

  • Prep Time: 3 mins




  • 2 oz Bourbon or Rye
  • 3 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
  • ½ teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 orange peel
  • 2-3 cubes of ice or 1 ice ball
  • 1 Luxardo maraschino cherry (optional)


  1. Use a vegetable peeler or knife to carefully cut a 2- to 3-inch-long piece of orange peel. Run the pulp-side of the peel around the rim of the Stanford glass, then set the peel aside for later.
  2. Add the bourbon, bitters, and maple syrup to the glass, and stir lightly. Add the ice and stir the drink one more time to mix and chill.
  3. Give the orange peel a good twist above the glass to release its oils, then tuck it into the drink.
  4. Add a maraschino cherry (if available) and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Serving Per Recipe: 1 Glass

Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 1.7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 5g
Protein 0.2g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:


We prefer a nice wheated bourbon like the Four Rose Single Barrel for this popular drink. Eagle Rare also goes nicely, if you can get your hands on a bottle.

FPC recommends the Stanford or the Royale for this classic cocktail.

Want to get even more creative? Try making a bacon infused bourbon. Stay tuned for a follow-up recipe!

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