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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.."

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Maple Leaf

This simple, sour-style cocktail combines caramel-y bourbon with maple syrup and tart lemon juice to create a mellow, moreish cocktail.

Method

Take your Boston glass or small tin and, using your jigger to measure add the bourbon and maple syrup 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, before shaking vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until your tin is very cold.

Fill your rocks glass with cubed ice and, using your Hawthorne strainer and your fine strainer, double strain your cocktail into your rocks glass.

Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Serve and enjoy!

History

This one came via our resident cocktail chemist and events manager, Jake Rogers, we asked him to elaborate on the inclusion of this deliciously simple, winter warmer cocktail:

“It’s something I used just as a super simplistic cocktail with an American theme, I think it was for a Thanksgiving event. The maple syrup has the perfect rich sweetness to balance out the zing of the lemon and the bourbon gives it that woody warmth for an autumn-y, wintry twist on a classic sour.”

The Maple Leaf is something of a myth in its own right, whilst there seem to be hundreds of nearly identical recipes for this drink across the web and in various cocktail books, none of the authors claim its creation.

Learn to make this classic cocktail during one of our award-winning cocktail making masterclasses, with prices starting from £70 per head.

Allergens
Contains maple syrup
Ingredients

50ml Bourbon

25ml Lemon Juice

12.5ml Maple Syrup

Cinnamon Stick to Garnish

Times:

Prep: 2 Minutes

Make: 30 Seconds

Total: 2 Minutes and 30 Seconds

Calories:

188 calories

Servings:

Serves 1

Method

Take your Boston glass or small tin and, using your jigger to measure add the bourbon and maple syrup 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, before shaking vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until your tin is very cold.

Fill your rocks glass with cubed ice and, using your Hawthorne strainer and your fine strainer, double strain your cocktail into your rocks glass.

Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Serve and enjoy!

History

This one came via our resident cocktail chemist and events manager, Jake Rogers, we asked him to elaborate on the inclusion of this deliciously simple, winter warmer cocktail:

“It’s something I used just as a super simplistic cocktail with an American theme, I think it was for a Thanksgiving event. The maple syrup has the perfect rich sweetness to balance out the zing of the lemon and the bourbon gives it that woody warmth for an autumn-y, wintry twist on a classic sour.”

The Maple Leaf is something of a myth in its own right, whilst there seem to be hundreds of nearly identical recipes for this drink across the web and in various cocktail books, none of the authors claim its creation.

Learn to make this classic cocktail during one of our award-winning cocktail making masterclasses, with prices starting from £70 per head.

Allergens
Contains maple syrup
Recommended

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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