Maple Cider Cocktail Recipe

Maple Cider Cocktail Recipe
Staff Writer
The essential cold summer soup from Spain, gazpacho is made with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and country bread soaked in olive oil.

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 Gazpacho is a Spanish classic, best made when juicy tomatoes are in season.

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.

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