Cocktail Advent 17: Ol’ Fashioned Holiday Maple


The reason people are constantly creating new spins on the old classic cocktails is because those classics have stood the test of time.

Knob Creek® Ol’ Fashioned Holiday Maple
Created by Michael Symon

  • Pinch of Raw Sugar
  • Orange Peel
  • 3 Dashes Bitters
  • 1 ½ parts Knob Creek® Smoked Maple Bourbon
  • 1 part Calvados Boulard® Apple Brandy

1. Drop a pinch of raw sugar, orange peel, and 3 dashes bitters into a rocks glass and muddle.

2. Add Knob Creek® Smoked Maple Bourbon and Calvados Boulard® Apple Brandy and stir with ice.

As far as the parts go, I’d go with an ounce per part, and I can’t see why they didn’t just write it that way. *shrug* The featured spirit here, the Smoked Maple Bourbon, was released last fall (2013) and appears to still be available. It certainly sounds tasty enough to hunt down!

***This recipe was submitted by a representative of Knob Creek. I am not affiliated with the brand nor was I compensated for posting this, not even with review samples. As always, we support responsible refreshment and the use of the Designated Driver. No drunken monkeys, please!***