Classic cocktails with a maple makeover

The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers (FPAQ)

The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers (FPAQ)

Standard Supplier 19th February 2016

Classic cocktails with a maple makeover

Something for the weekend...

Substituting sugar with maple syrup in these classic cocktails not only improves the flavour but will also make them the healthier choice, thanks to the high antioxidant and low calorie volumes in the 100% natural syrup.

Ingredients

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Method

Maple Old Fashioned

A long-time favourite of Bourbon lovers around the world, the Old Fashioned is not for the faint-hearted! Replace the sugar with maple syrup to add an aromatic twist:

Stir one shot of Bourbon with two ice cubes in a glass. Add half a shot of maple syrup and a dash of Angostura (or a bitter of your choice). Stir, add two ice cubes and the rest of the bourbon. Stir lots, add more ice and garnish with orange zest.

Maple Margarita

This adds a warm, woody note to the most famous Tequila cocktail in the world!

Combine two ounces of tequila with the juice of one lime and an ounce of maple syrup. Shake and strain over an ice-filled salt-rimmed glass.

Maple Mojito

Again, the Maple syrup substitutes the sugar in this classic favourite.

Combine 12 ounces of lime juice, 12 ounces of maple syrup and about 30 mint leaves in a large mixing bowl. Muddle mint leaves using a wooden peddle. Add 12 ounces of white rum and top with 51 ounces of soda water. Serve in glasses over ice and garnish with mint and lime slices.

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