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

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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.

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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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