Here's an Old Fashioned cocktail that's ready for fall! Maple syrup plus infused bourbon brings warming fall spices—cloves, star anise, and cinnamon—to this spin on the classic cocktail.
For the infused bourbon:
- 2 cups bourbon
- 1 whole star anise
- 2 whole cinnamon sticks
- 12 whole cloves
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
For the Fall-Spiced Old Fashioned (makes one cocktail):
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon water
- 4 dashes of Angostura Aromatic Bitters
- 2 ounces infused-bourbon
- Orange peel
1 Infuse the bourbon: Place bourbon and spices in a glass jar with a lid. Allow to infuse for 24 hours, shaking occasionally. Strain the bourbon into a clean jar. (This makes enough for 8 cocktails)
2 Make the cocktail: Add the maple syrup, water, and bitters to the bottom of an old-fashioned glass. Add the ice and the bourbon, and stir for about 30 seconds.
3 Garnish with orange peel: Rub a piece of orange peel around the rim of the glass and drop it in.