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Apple Cider Maple Syrup Old Fashioned

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This apple cider maple syrup old fashioned is a simple fall cocktail. Fall is a great time to enjoy apple desserts and this drink is a tasty treat to enjoy.

The apple cider and real maple syrup are a perfect match, and the bourbon makes it the perfect drink to warm you up on a cold day. This recipe is easy to make and is sure to become one of your fall favorites.

Seasonal Flavor

While apples are available year round in the grocery store, the fall season means pumpkins and apple season around here. We have apple orchards offering pick-your-own opportunities, for us, making this apple cider old fashioned cocktail in the fall has become a tradition.

Just like a traditional old fashioned there is sugar (or simple syrup), bourbon whiskey, and bitters . Since this cocktail has cider in it, there is a refreshing delicious sweetness to the drink. This makes it the perfect fall cocktail that’s great for any party.

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Apple Cider Maple Syrup Old Fashioned
Apple Cider Maple Syrup Old Fashioned

Finding This Delicious Fall Cocktail Recipe

My niece has become quite the home chef. This recipe is one that she shared with me. The drink in the photo is hers too. She was done with her yard work and house cleaning. It was time for her to sit on her porch with her hubby and enjoy a fall drink while watching the sunset on the trees that are turning a beautiful color right now.

Her photo of this fall recipe turned out so much better than mine.

Just look at these fall trees. We love living out in the country. While the winters can sometimes be harsh, watching nature change with the seasons is amazing!

Maple Tree Leaves in Fall
Maple Tree Leaves in Fall

What’s an Old Fashioned?

An old fashioned is a classic cocktail made with bourbon whiskey, sugar, angostura bitters, and garnishes. In Wisconsin some bartenders also add a bit of cherry juice to the drink.

The garnish is often an apple slice, orange slice, pickled mushrooms, pickled asparagus, or olives depending on the pub making the drink itself.

Twist on a Traditional Old Fashioned

The drink can be changed up with a variety of flavors and in this case it is combined with cider. This adds flavor and it decreased the intense flavor of the Old Fashion. It’s such an easy recipe.

For years, I made the old fashioned mix at a local bar. There was sugar, cherry juice, and bitters, just to name a few of the ingredients. If you’re searching for something new and delightful for a special evening at home or a gathering with friends, here is a fun twist on the traditional old fashioned.

Rather than the sugar, add maple syrup, which gives this an extra kick of sweetness. Make sure to use pure maple syrup, not the pancake syrup. There is a difference in the sweetness.

In place of the cherry juice, use apple cider. Real apple cider if you can get it. So easy and simple.

Simple Fall Cocktail Served in Glasses with Ice
Simple Fall Cocktail Served in Glasses with Ice

The perfect classic drink to enjoy with a few friends around a camp fire on fall chilly evenings. Make this for your game day guests and serve with a charcuterie board for easy entertaining.

Make just enough for a small glass or make enough to fill a mug.

Variations to Apple Cider Drink Recipe

Adjust the amount of ingredients to your taste buds. I added 1/2 cup of the fresh apple cider to my drink. Additionally, I increased the amount of maple syrup to 1 tablespoon too. I guess I must have a bit of a sweet tooth.

Use good Whiskey or Brandy. I used whiskey today; however, when having friends over, I have both on hand so everyone can enjoy this fall beverage just the way they like it.

Garnish with a slice or two of a crisp, good tasting apple.

Garnishing a Fall Beverage with Orange and Apple Slices and Cinnamon Stick
Garnishing a Fall Beverage with Orange and Apple Slices and Cinnamon Stick

Add a delicious orange slice as a garnish. I like to slice the orange and slice half way through the slice so I can rest the orange slice on the rim of the glass.

A cinnamon stick added can be used as a stir stick and help add a bit more subtle spice flavor.

Additional garnish ideas: maraschino cherries, pickled mushrooms or asparagus, pineapple chunk,

Fun Fall Bourbon Drink Garnished with Orange Rind Cherry and Cinnamon Stick
Fun Fall Bourbon Drink Garnished with Orange Rind Cherry and Cinnamon Stick

Thanksgiving Beverage Idea

This is a fun recipe to serve your family and friends on Thanksgiving and enjoy the fall flavors.

If you prefer not to have your drink over ice, just use a cocktail shaker. When ice is put in the shaker this allows for a quicker cooling of the drink before serving.

Non-Alcoholic Fall Apple Cider Drinks with Garnishes
Non-Alcoholic Fall Apple Cider Drinks with Garnishes

Make this a Non-Alcoholic Drink

The best part, leave out the alcohol and everyone can enjoy a delicious glass of this fun and delicious seasonal beverage and you don’t have to wait for cocktail hour. Just so yummy and perfect for fall or your Thanksgiving Holiday.

You know what? Since we can get real apple cider throughout the year, we serve this simple recipe on warm days in the summer too.

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Apple Cider Maple Syrup Old Fashioned

This apple cider maple syrup old fashioned is a simple fall cocktail. Fall is a great time to enjoy apple desserts and this drink is a tasty treat to enjoy.
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beverage, drink, fall drink
Servings: 1 Servings
Calories: 224kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Adjust as needed
  • 2 Ounces Whiskey or Brandy Good Quality
  • 1 Teaspoon Maple Syrup Real maple syrup, adjust as needed
  • 3 drops Bitters
  • 1 slice Orange for garnish
  • 1 slice Apple for garnish
  • 1 Stick Cinnamon for garnish
  • Ice

Instructions

  • In a glass, add the apple cider, whiskey, maple syrup, and bitters. Stir to combine.
  • Add ice cubes. Garnish with a stick of cinnamon and a slice of apple and orange.
    Apple Cider Old Fashioned

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Nutrition

Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg

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Non-Alcoholic Apple Cider Maple Syrup Old Fashioned
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Non-Alcoholic Apple Cider Maple Syrup Drink

This apple cider maple syrup old fashioned is a simple fall non-alcoholic cocktail. Fall is a great time to enjoy apple desserts and this drink is a tasty treat to enjoy.
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beverage, drink, fall drink
Servings: 1 Servings
Calories: 82kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Adjust as needed
  • 1 Teaspoon Maple Syrup Real maple syrup, adjust as needed
  • 3 drops Bitters
  • 1 slice Orange for garnish
  • 1 slice Apple for garnish
  • 1 Stick Cinnamon for garnish
  • ice

Instructions

  • In a glass, add the apple cider, maple syrup, and bitters. Stir to combine.
  • Add ice cubes. Garnish with a stick of cinnamon and a slice of apple and orange.
    Apple Cider Old Fashioned

Your Own Private Notes

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg

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Tried this recipe? Share a photo and tag us — we can’t wait to see what you’ve made! @patternprincess1 or tag #Patternprincess!

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