The easiest way to fall-ify a cocktail? Replace the usual simple syrup with rich and flavorful maple syrup. Here, seven maple syrup-laced cocktails to try this fall.
1. Maple-Bourbon Smash
Robb Turner, owner of Crown Maple, uses his richly flavored dark amber syrup to make this riff on an Old-Fashioned cocktail.
Maple syrup and allspice liqueur give it a pronounced autumnal flavor.
3. Salted Maple
This autumnized Pisco Sour riff is made with grade B maple syrup, which gives the sweet-savory cocktail a deep flavor.
4. Georgia on My Mind
Apricot ale lends a bright fruitiness to this funky bourbon cocktail.
5. Coy Roy
Mixologist Shannon Ponche describes this tequila cocktail as “robust and boozy, kind of like a twist on a Sazerac.” She gives it a great sweet-tart flavor with maple syrup and apple cider vinegar.
6. Apple Sour
This simple cocktail is made with Calvados, lemon juice and maple syrup.
7. Lumberjack Julep
Playing on the classic bourbon-based mint julep, bartender Josh Durr adds rye whiskey and replaces the conventional simple syrup with maple syrup.