Maple Cider Cocktail Recipe

Maple Cider Cocktail Recipe
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Experimenting with different sweeteners has given the bartending world miracles like agave nectar, infused simple syrups, and sugar cane syrups. Another prominent sweetie behind a lot of bars these days is rich, toasty maple syrup. With many different grades ranging from Extra Light to the very dark Grade B, maple syrup goes beyond just sweetening a drink, adding wide array of flavor characteristics that deepen and complicate the way a cocktail tastes. To get you started, try my hard cider cocktail made with maple syrup, bourbon, and Applejack.


  • 1½ ounces bourbon
  • 1½ ounces Applejack
  • ½ ounce Aperol
  • ½ ounce maple syrup
  • 2 dashes cranberry bitters
  • 6-8 ounces dry hard cider
  • Green apple slice for garnish


In a shaker, combine bourbon, Applejack, Aperol, maple syrup, and bitters. Shake vigorously until chilled, and strain into a Collins glass over ice. Top with dry hard cider, and garnish with green apple slice.

Nutritional Facts

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Maple Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Maple Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

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