Looking for the perfect fall cocktail? This easy cocktail is a little sweet and a little sour. Maple is one of my favorite fall flavors and this cocktail has it in spades. This is the perfect cocktail to serve on Thanksgiving Day.

I used Still Austin limited edition cask strength bourbon for this particular cocktail. I’m a huge Still Austin fan and wow, this bourbon is not for the faint of heart. The 118 proof (59% ABV) bourbon tastes a bit like brown sugar and toasted pecans. It’s phenomenal.


2 oz bourbon

1/2 oz maple syrup

1/2 oz fresh lemon juice 1 cinnamon stick


Combine bourbon, maple syrup, and fresh lemon juice with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well, then strain into a highball glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Katie-Rose Watson is the author of the beautifully illustrated cookbook The Rose Table and the cooking and entertaining blog, Her imaginative Disney! Dinners have been featured on several national news media outlets.

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