Friday, September 26

the maple leaf

maple leaf cocktail | recipe
maple leaf cocktail | recipe
maple leaf cocktail | recipe
Since it's officially autumn, I'm celebrating the change of season with one of my favorite fall flavors, maple! I know it's technically not exclusive to the season as we enjoy waffles and pancakes year round, but maple syrup reminds me of cooler weather for a couple of reasons. One being the fact that the minute the leaves change I start craving a maple latte from Gorilla Coffee in Park Slope. Two, eating maple candies and stocking up on syrup on Vermont ski trips. And three, the disturbing image of Will Ferrell dousing his spaghetti with the stuff in Elf. Yes, I realize the last two are winter things. Moving on... I wanted to see what else it could be added to that would be less disgusting and in the form of a cocktail. That's when I came across the recipe for a "maple leaf". With all of the ingredients on hand it was a done deal.

 The Maple Leaf
1 1/2 oz bourbon
1/2 oz maple syrup
1/2 oz lemon juice

Shake with ice, serve and enjoy!
maple leaf cocktail | recipe
This drink tastes a shocking amount like apple cider and nothing like bourbon. You could down the whole thing without thinking about it. I think I've found a new seasonal favorite. This would be great to serve at Thanksgiving, or Halloween, or any autumn or winter holiday. I will definitely be making this again, most likely with the addition of a cinnamon stick.

Happy Friday and thank you so much for reading!

28 comments :

  1. Yum! Super easy and it sounds delicious. May make this tonight!

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  2. Great post, it looks delish!

    http://bellemelange.net/blog

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  3. Yum, thanks for sharing! Have a happy happy hour! xx

    TOPCOAT

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  4. Aw so so delish! Thanks for sharing it!
    xx
    cvety

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  5. This sounds amazing!

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  6. This sounds like the perfect fall drink!! So good!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh, yum! I need to try this! Lovely photos!

    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  8. Looks delicious!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  9. I've been wanting to make a drink with maple syrup for fall! This looks perfect:)
    <3 Daisy
    Simplicity Relished

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  10. This looks so pretty and sounds delicious!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  11. Sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing. I'm always looking for new cocktails to try.

    www.stylegonerogue.com

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  12. I love maple..and am right there with you about it being such a fall flavor. These sounds delicious, need to try them soon! Hope you have a great weekend!
    xo Nan - Simply Elegant Blog

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  13. yum! I am going to have to try this out
    xo Jessica
    www.NewlyLoved.com

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  14. This is definitely the perfect fall drink! I love the idea of making a maple drink!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  15. So happy there are other women out there who share my love for fall! This drink looks delicious, and I can't wait to try it! If you love fall drinks check out my site for a caramel apple sangria recipe. Happy Fall!
    Xo,
    Laura
    http://seeingthesunrise.blogspot.com

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  16. My husband loves bourbon - I'll definitely be trying this one!!

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  17. Such a classy looking drink, especially in that cool glass!

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM
    (IG: @TheStardustBohemian)

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  18. Dude...this sounds SO good! I used to drink maple syrup like water, so this appeals to the kid in me haha! Glad to hear it isn't too harsh and goes down easy! Thanks for sharing!

    Sam
    That Curious Cat

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  19. Oh yum! What a great recipe. I actually tapped maple trees throughout our farm last year, I didn't get to much, but it was so fun. This would be a perfect recipe to use it in on a cold winters eve;)

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  20. This sounds delicious! It's almost hot toddy season too, which I am really looking forward to! I love a good hot toddy.
    Where do you ski in VT? I'm a northern New Englander and definitely looking forward to ski season :) We had a great year for snow last year, crossing my fingers for another.

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    1. Ah I cannot wait to make my first hot toddy of the season! I usually head up to Mount Snow or Killington.

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    2. Nice! We skied Burke and Jay quite a bit last season. If you haven't, make a trip to Mad River Glen. It's a little further north, but worth it :) Skiers only and an old single chair lift.

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  21. i love maple too! you always have the most unique drink recipes, and you've mentioned that maple latte before, i really need to try it when i get to nyc this time!

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  22. i have not taken this but i feel its going to taste great.
    http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/

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  23. Absolutely awesome. Sounds like a great Thanksgiving cocktail!
    Edita
    www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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  24. That sounds like the perfect fall cocktail
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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