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Maple and Rye Cocktail

Move over, waffles
Maple and Rye Cocktail recipe - The Daily Meal
Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune

The next time you're making breakfast-for-dinner, pair it with a cocktail that's just as fun. Offering a super-chilled maple and rye cocktail with your bacon and eggs makes it quite the meal to end (or start) the day.

This recipe was originally published in the Chicago Tribune.

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You can multiply this recipe times your number of guests and put the whiskey, amaro, syrup and bitters into a pitcher. Refrigerate up to several hours. Shake cocktails one serving at a time using a scant 1/2 cup of the mix per drink.


  • Ice cubes
  • 1/4 Cup rye whiskey, such as Templeton Rye
  • 2 Tablespoons amaro liqueur, such as Amaro Averna or Amaro Lucano
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 4 to 6 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 thin piece grapefruit peel (yellow part only, no white pith)


Step 1: Fill a cocktail shaker full of ice. Pour 1/4 cup rye whiskey, 2 tablespoons amaro, 1 tablespoon maple syrup and 4 to 6 dashes bitters over the ice. Cover tightly and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.

Step 2: Strain into a stemmed cocktail glass. Add 1 thin piece of grapefruit peel to the glass. Serve immediately.