We are well into the holiday season, and one of two things has started. First, you are tired of Christmas songs or second: the family togetherness is starting to get to you. Either way, you are going to need a stiff drink.
This alternative to a Whiskey Sour will address at least one of the problems. Which one is up to you!
- 1.5 oz Kentucky Bourbon
- 1. oz Lemon Juice
- .75 oz Simple Syrup
- 2 to 4 Tbsp of Maple Syrup
- Pinch of Cinnamon
- Mix all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, and top with ice.
- Shake until chilled.
- Strain into a fresh cocktail glass with new ice.
- Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
This cocktail is by far the best alternative to a staple drink I have had. Lemon and bourbon pair so well together, so this drink is hard to miss. The cinnamon enhances the natural flavors of the bourbon, and mixing in just enough maple syrup brings an earthiness to the drink. You will need to make more than one just to experiment with how a little less or more maple syrup changes the complexion of the cocktail.
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