“People always ask me, ‘I like whiskey, I like old fashioneds, what else should I drink?’ Why mess with what you like?” beverage educator Tiffanie Barriere says. To add a little oomph to your usual without straying too far, she suggests experimenting with the buttery sweetness of maple syrup.
TLP recommends Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel Aged Pure Maple Syrup.
½ ounce maple syrup
4 heavy dashes Angostura bitters
2½ ounces whiskey
Garnish: Orange peel
In a rocks glass, slowly stir together syrup and bitters. Add whiskey and a large ice cube; slowly stir for 30 seconds. Garnish with an orange peel.