5 Game-Changing Cocktails for Maple Syrup Lovers
Maple syrup has always played a starring role in your morning meal. That earthy nectar sweetens your waffles like a champ, but it’s got loads more potential.
Try shaking your favorite amber syrup with Scotch, sherry or tequila for a truly transformative cocktail.
This piece originally appeared on Liquor.com.
Hudson Highland Cup
With a healthy dose of Scotch, plus apple butter, maple syrup and hard cider, this cocktail is like fall in a cup. And just because it’s chilled doesn’t mean it won’t warm you right to the core.
The Maple Man
Nothing says “come hither” quite like a tall glass of cognac and Oloroso sherry treated to a slick of maple syrup. A hint of muddled mandarin brings that cozy trio into crisp fall focus.
The Nose to Cocktail
Bacon, eggs, orange juice and maple syrup? Sounds like the makings of a hearty breakfast plate. In this case, those ingredients form the base of a very comforting cocktail, made with smoky bacon-infused Irish whiskey, Grade B maple syrup and a whole egg for a frothy finish.
Never met a Negroni you didn’t like? Add this maple-infused stunner to the top of your list. The classic base remains, but gains sweetness and body from the addition of a teaspoon of maple syrup. The final flourish? A crispy bacon garnish.
Another Fine Mes
Break out your fanciest barware for this sophisticated coupe. Grounded by a strong foundation of rye whiskey and reposado tequila, the cocktail gets added depth from the additions of orange liqueur, maple syrup, two types of bitters and Punt e Mes, the Italian vermouth laced with quina liqueur.