Syrup-Infused Old Fashioned

The Syrup-Infused Old Fashioned is a delightful twist on the classic cocktail. This recipe replaces the traditional sugar with rich and flavorful maple syrup, adding a smooth and nuanced taste to the drink. The combination of bourbon, maple syrup, and aromatic bitters creates a well-balanced, sophisticated cocktail that is perfect for any occasion.

Syrup-Infused Old Fashioned

A delightful twist on the classic Old Fashioned, this cocktail uses maple syrup instead of sugar for a smooth and nuanced flavor.

4.25 from 70 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 2 ounces bourbon whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 wide strip of orange peel
  • Ice, for serving


  1. In a lowball glass, stir together the bourbon, maple syrup, and bitters.
  2. Add a large ice cube to the glass.
  3. Use a knife to remove a 1'' wide strip of the orange peel.
  4. Squeeze the orange peel over the drink to release the oils and then gently rub the peel around the glass's edge.
  5. Place the orange peel into the glass as a garnish.