While driving home after dropping daughter number one off at school Tuesday morning I noticed a stand of maple trees with buckets hanging off the trunks about 3 feet up from the ground. Instantly I realized that someone was collecting the sap so that they could make…drumroll please…maple syrup! Yum!
Cocktails with maple syrup have graced earlier posts of this blog, but I felt inspired to come up with a cockail that would use it again. Rye seemed like a natural, and having chosen the Jim Beam all I had to do was decide what else should go into the mixing glass. My fondess of orange as a pairing with rye is well documented, so choosing Agnsotura’s orange bitters was a fairly obvious choice to me.
- 3 oz Jim Beam rye
- 1/4 oz maple syrup
- 2 dashes orange bitters
Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill and mix. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Very nice, a good blend of all three flavors in balance. The sweetness of the maple syrup helps make this a touch less boozy and compliments the orange flavor of the bitters. Another winner from the Twilight Lounge!