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Drink Crown Maple’s Twist on the Classic Old-Fashioned Cocktail

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This spirits-heavy cocktail is elevated to new heights by one of the Hudson Valley’s most beloved ingredients, Crown Maple syrup.

This delicious spin on the classic Old-Fashioned was perfected by Crown Maple founder Robb Turner.


1 oz Crown Maple Dark Amber Syrup
3-4 dashes Angostura bitters
2 orange wedges
2 lemon wedges
2 oz bourbon
Sparkling water
Stemmed maraschino cherry


Pour the maple syrup into an old-fashioned glass. Saturate with bitters, then squeeze in juice from one orange wedge and one lemon wedge.

Add remaining wedges, press with a pestle, add bourbon, and stir well.

Add ice cubes, fill with sparkling water, and stir again.

Pour and garnish with the cherry.

There are plenty of local spirits that would fit right at home in this cocktail. Check our guide to the distilleries of the Hudson Valley for ideas.

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