Maple Leaf

By Mixology Events

Maple Leaf

This simple, sour-style cocktail combines caramel-y bourbon with maple syrup and tart lemon juice to create a mellow, moreish cocktail. The Maple Leaf is a great choice for whiskey enthusiasts or those wanting a warming winter cocktail.

Bourbon, Lemon Juice, Maple Syrup.

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The Maple Leaf is an understated spin on the classic Whiskey Sour. This version lowers the amount of tart lemon and replaces the usual sugar syrup with maple syrup to give the drink a rich, sweet flavour and a soft, warming texture.

The Maple Leaf is a great choice for those planning a whiskey-based menu for their bar hire. Like many whiskey drinks, the Maple Leaf is strong and alcohol-forward. With only a splash of syrup and lemon juice atop the all important bourbon, this drink certainly packs a punch.

If you’re planning on serving the Maple Leaf you may want to include some lower ABV whiskey cocktails along with it.

A great long whiskey drink is the Eclipse Cooler. This cocktail combines bourbon with the dry fruitiness of cranberry juice, the tart acidity of lime and the sharp sweetness of raspberries in a surprisingly balanced long drink that sits well alongside its heavier whiskey-based cousins.

With it’s warm maple and bourbon flavour profile, the Maple Leaf makes a great cocktail to include on a wintertime bar hire. If you’re looking to include some other warming winter cocktails some favourites include the White Russian; a creamy mixture of vodka, coffee liqueur and cream, and the Boulevardier; a beautifully rich, bourbon based twist on a classic Negroni.

If you’re planning on including the Maple Leaf on your menu and want to know what other drinks might work well with it, be sure to speak to your event organiser about your options, or check out some other whiskey-based, wintery and short cocktails from our list.


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Ingredients & Equipment


  • 50ml Bourbon
  • 25ml Lemon Juice
  • 12.5ml Maple Syrup
  • Cinnamon Stick to Garnish



  • Shaker
  • Jigger/Measure
  • Hawthorne Strainer
  • Fine Strainer
  • Mexican Elbow
  • Rocks Glass
  • Cubed Ice
  • Take your Boston glass or small tin
  • Using your jigger to measure add the bourbon to your shaker
  • Using your Mexican elbow and your jigger to measure, squeeze 25ml of lemon juice and add it to the shaker
  • Fill your shaker with cubed ice and seal using your Boston tin or lid
  • Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until your tin is very cold
  • Fill your rocks glass with cubed ice
  • Using your Hawthorne strainer and your fine strainer, double strain your cocktail into your rocks glass
  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick
  • Serve and enjoy!



Fancy learning some of the core techniques that go into making the perfect Maple Leaf? Join us on one of our range of cocktail making masterclasses.

We’re strong advocates of experience and it’s crucial role to picking up and applying knowledge. That’s why we deliver each of our range of cocktail making classes in as interactive a fashion as possible – providing a fully-equipped bar station for each of our guests, in turn giving them a great opportunity to really get to grips with the professional-standard equipment and ingredients at hand. On top of this, the fact that there will never be more than 5 guests to any one bar limits the time spent standing around as much as possible, meaning nobody’s experience is compromised.

The open-to-the-public variety of our cocktail making classes run every Friday and Saturday at our sister company and permanent home on Shoreditch’s Kingsland Road, TT Liquor, which houses a range of fully-equipped cocktail making studios.

 We also offer the option of taking things private if you’re part of a group of 6 or more aspiring mixologists. Our mobile cocktail class service allows us to take our portable bars on the road with us to any location across London, the UK and beyond. We have over a decade of experience and in that time we’ve held classes half way up the Shard, in a client’s back garden, and even as far afield as the Scottish Highlands.

If any of this sounds right up your street, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 020 8003 7982 and one of our dedicated events organisers will happily talk you through some your options, as well as answer any queries you may have about our services.