You have no idea how excited I am about this drink. My friends and family know me by now as a crazy cocktail dabbler. I can’t help it. I just love mixing flavors and following trends of my own changing taste in food and drink. When I pick a flavor, I pretty much stick to it for a while and it will appear EVERYWHERE!
replacing every sugar product I can with it.
I made many different cocktails (some with grapefruit), cookies, and also just ate it candied.
It went in chicken, soup, and cookies.
The next one is definitely bourbon. I have had this trend in the past, but I am definitely using bourbon whenever I can at this point.
I love it so.
This cocktail is very special to me because I really love it. If you asked my husband if I am happy with the food and drink I create, he would say no way! I can’t help but want to improve upon things and make them better. This drink, however, I just really love as it is. The maple syrup really holds down the bourbon, making it nice and smooth. I love the sweet finish of apple brandy and our homegrown apple slice on top.
Introducing my Holiday 2012 cocktail:
Maple Bourbon Twist
1 oz. Bourbon (I prefer Knob Creek or a small batch bourbon)
3/4 oz. maple syrup
3/4 oz. lemon juice, fresh squeezed
2 small splashes of apple brandy
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake for 1 minute. Serve in a martini glass with an apple slice. This can easily be made into large batches. Add a little club soda if it’s too strong for you!