- Cocktails and Spirits
June 24, 2013
Maple Syrup Martini
Easy Skinnygirl cocktail recipes.
- 2 parts Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
- 2 parts club soda
- dollop of warm maple syrup
Shake ingredients together with ice. Pour into martini glass.
All you need to do is add vodka (apple vodka if you can find it but regular vodka will also work) apple liquor, triple sec and a tablespoon of pure maple syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. The best quality maple syrup you can find will make for the best tasting martini!
Strain the martini into a chilled martini glass and garnish with an apple slice.
12 Ways to Use Maple Syrup in Cocktails
Real maple syrup is always delicious poured on a stack of pancakes, but come fall, we begin to feel the urge to include it in everything, including our drinks. Luckily, the stuff is great in cocktails, whether paired with spicy bitters or rich bourbon, roasted fruit or apple brandy.
Looking for a little maple-mixing inspiration? Start right here.
Roasted Fig Cocktail
This whiskey cocktail is filled out with flavorful maple syrup and a roasted fig purée. That rich flavor is balanced out with the tartness of fresh lemon and balsamic vinegar.
This autumnal rum cocktail from Bourbon and Branch in San Francisco gets a bit of smoky spice from smoked paprika. Maple syrup adds a deep, earthy sweetness, and sage boosts the outdoorsy aroma.
Plum Spiced Hard Cider
Roasted plums will make your entire house smell delicious—and they make for a great drink too, spiced with cinnamon and star anise, and sweetened with maple syrup. For the cocktail, the roasted plum mixture is spiked with applejack and hard cider, two of our favorite fall beverages.
Cold Spring Cocktail
Though there's as much maple as lemon in this drink from Jackson Cannon of The Hawthorne, it's not at all sweet, just warming and aromatic. If you have a bottle of cognac you haven't been emptying fast enough, this recipe's a good starting point.
Buttermilk Maple Gin Flip
Maple syrup plays off the warm spice notes of the nutmeg sprinkled on top of this flip, which is made with tangy buttermilk instead of cream.
This frothy sour has a core of spicy rye, which is brightened with fresh lemon. Angostura bitters add spice, and the whole thing comes together thanks to the earthy sweetness of maple syrup.
Hot Butternut Rum
It's not strictly required that you sweeten this hot drink at all, but we find that a dash of maple syrup is wonderful with this play on buttered rum, made with roasted squash and loads of fall spices.
This classic cocktail made with applejack and citrus is sweetened with maple syrup for an easy, not-too-tart finish.
Citrus and Anise Mulled Wine
Is mulled wine a cocktail? Why not? We'll bend the rules a bit for this one, spiced with coriander, mace, cinnamon, and star anise, and spiked with a little brandy. The maple syrup adds to the complexity of the brew.
Bourbon Maple Cider
We recommend that you always have bourbon and Angostura bitters on hand, especially if you're inviting friends over. Add a few fall essentials (applejack and your favorite hard cider) and you'll be all set. once you've sweetened the mixture up with a bit of maple syrup.
Fort Washington Flip
Mixed with applejack and herbal Benedictine this drink created by Misty Kalkofen is enriched with a whole egg. The maple syrup that sweetens the cocktail echoes the richness of the egg nicely.
Sangaree's an old drink—Jerry Thomas's 1862 book listed 6 different variations. This version (which came to us from Jim Meehan of PDT in New York) includes red wine (Beaujolais Nouveau if you like it, something else if you don't), apple brandy, sloe gin, Angostura, and maple syrup for a touch of sweetness.
Do you put maple syrup in your cocktails? Got any favorite recipes?
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Creamy Mapletini Martini
It has long been known that we are crazy for maple syrup. We make it. We sell it. We eat it. We drink it. My hubby's family has always put it on snow, which is just what is sounds like, hot maple syrup poured over fresh snow (but with a whole bunch of specific steps and temperature readings). It ends up being much like a cross between candy and ice cream. It is delicious and something everyone loves. I don't know about your, but I LOVE ice cream. It is my weakness in the sweets department. I decided to try to figure out a way to bring the amazing taste of maple syrup and ice cream to a martini. Introducing, the Creamy Mapletini Martini!
We have sacrificed ourselves greatly, and spent a great deal of time perfecting the perfect ingredients and proportions!
Pour maple syrup on a small plate and dip the rim of your glass in it. Then, do the same in a plate of maple sugar. Trust me, this step makes it even more amazing! Measure all of your ingredients, add to the cocktail shaker and shake over ice. Pour your drink into your glass, add a cinnamon stick or two and enjoy! It is like ice cream for adults!
I hope you enjoy adding this to your idea for serving cocktails when you have guests - it is our new favorite! Thanks so much for reading.
6 Friends-Inspired Cocktails For Your Reunion Viewing Party
Those with a creative eye know firsthand that inspiration is all around us. Whether you're energized by the earth tones of nature, a color-filled walk through a local farmer's market, or even by a quick scroll through Instagram, you never know what might spark a new creative project.
In the spirit of inspiring your next masterpiece, we're excited to partner with Bounty to fuel the next generation of artists and designers forward by launching a national design competition. We're calling on graphic designers to apply for a chance to see their work featured on a new Brit + Co and Bounty paper towel collection, set to launch in 2022.
Aside from the incredible exposure of having your illustrations on paper towels that'll be in stores across America next year, you'll also receive $5,000 for your art a scholarship for Selfmade, our 10-week entrepreneurship accelerator to take your design career to the next level (valued at $2,000) and a stand alone feature on Brit + Co spotlighting your artistry as a creator.
The Creatively You Design Competition launches Friday, May 21, 2021 and will be accepting submissions through Monday, June 7, 2021.
Who Should Apply: Women-identifying graphic designers and illustrators. (Due to medium limitations, we're not currently accepting design submissions from photographers or painters.)
What We're Looking For: Digital print and pattern designs that reflect your design aesthetic. Think optimistic, hopeful, bright — something you'd want to see inside your home.
How To Enter: Apply here, where you'll be asked to submit 2x original design files you own the rights to for consideration. Acceptable file formats include: .PNG, .JPG, .GIF, .SVG, .PSD, and .TIFF. Max file size 5GB. We'll also ask about your design inspiration and your personal info so we can keep in touch.
Artist Selection Process: Panelists from Brit + Co and P&G Bounty's creative teams will judge the submissions and select 50 finalists on June 11, 2021 who will receive a Selfmade scholarship for our summer 2021 session. Then, up to 8 artists will be selected from the finalists and notified on June 18, 2021. The chosen designers will be announced publicly in 2022 ahead of the product launch.
For any outstanding contest Qs, please see our main competition page. Good luck & happy creating!
Drink your syrup: 8 amazing maple syrup cocktail recipes (in honor of Maine Maple Sunday)
I’ve always known maple syrup was for drinking (quickly and right out of the bottle). It wasn’t until later that I learned to add alcohol to it and pour the mapley blend into a glass.
West End Punch by bartender Patrick McDonald at Central Provisions in Portland. Ted Axelrod photo
“I happen to know everything there is to know about maple syrup! I love maple syrup. I love maple syrup on pancakes. I love it on pizza. And I take maple syrup and put a little bit in my hair when I’ve had a rough week.” – Jeremy Grey, Wedding Crashers
I’ve always known maple syrup was for drinking (quickly and right out of the bottle, the way one might take a take a swig from a coworker’s soda when she steps away from her desk to grab something off the printer). It wasn’t until later that I learned to add alcohol to it and pour the mapley blend into a glass. That’s maple syrup consumption for grown ups (and with Maine Maple Sunday coming right up, we’ll all have plenty of Maine maple syrup on hand).
People also use maple syrup to give their insides a good cleansing. If you know what I mean. And it seems people really do put maple syrup in their hair. Syrup is multidimensional like that. Sure, maple syrup operations are sometimes mistaken for meth labs. And sometimes thieves break into Canada’s strategic maple syrup reserve to pilfer 6 million gallons of it. Probably for their hair. Canada: “The Saudi Arabia of the sweet, sticky stuff.”
But on the whole it’s a condiment for innocents. It gleefully floods the plates of our youth and it gives us naturally sweetened solace when everything else in the world seems wrong. Maple syrup is also excellent in a cocktail – making everything in the world seem right.
Maple Syrup Cocktails
Some of the ingredients for West End Punch on the bar at Central Provisions. Photo by Ted Axelrod
Central Provisions’ West End Punch
2 oz Laird’s Apple Jack
1 1/2 oz George Dickel Tennessee whisky
1 1/2 oz Old Overholt rye whisky
2 oz spiced Maine maple syrup (recipe follows)
2 oz Maine apple cider
2 oz cold water
Lemon and apple slices for garnish
Measure all liquid ingredients into pitcher. Add ice cubes and mix well to blend the flavors and chill the punch. Pour into a punch bowl and float lemon and apple slices on top.
Spiced maple syrup
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon whole cloves
2 star anise
1/2 cup Maine maple syrup
1/2 cup water
Toast spices in a dry skillet over medium heat until they are fragrant. In a small saucepan, combine water and maple syrup, bring to a boil. Add toasted spices and let steep for at least 30 minutes. Remove spices and chill syrup before using. Store in the fridge.
1 quart milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
12 oz ginger ale
Mix milk and maple syrup in a blender.
Pour into tall glasses to about two-thirds full.
Top off with ginger ale.
– via “Maple Sugar” by Tim Herd
Maple Bourbon Twist
1 oz bourbon (Knob Creek or a small batch bourbon)
3/4 oz maple syrup
3/4 oz lemon juice, fresh squeezed
2 small splashes of apple brandy
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
– via agoldenafternoon.com
1 1⁄2 oz Añejo rum
3⁄4 oz Green Chartreuse
3⁄4 oz lime juice
1⁄4 oz Maple syrup (or up to 1/2 as desired)
1⁄8 oz Allspice Dram, St. Elizabeth
Shake and strain, serve up. Depending which brand/style of syrup you use, you may need to use as little as a fat 1/4 ounce to balance the cocktail.
– via kindredcocktails.com
Wedding Night Cocktail
1 3/4 oz light rum
1/2 oz maple syrup
1/4 oz fresh lime juice
Shake in iced cocktail shaker & strain into a cocktail glass.
– via maplesyrupworld.com
The Honey Crisp Cocktail, created by Five and Spice
Photo by Five and Spice
The Honeycrisp Cocktail
2 oz rye whiskey
1 Tbs dark maple syrup (preferably grade B)
1/2 oz orange juice (optional)
a twist of orange peel
3 dashes of bitters – preferably citrus bitters, but Angostura works fine
4 oz chilled dry hard cider (using a cider that’s on the dry side helps to keep the drink from being too sweet, but if you prefer rather sweet drinks, you can try it with a less dry cider.)
In a tall glass (or awesome cocktail mug) stir together the whiskey, maple syrup, and orange juice (if using). Add the bitters and orange peel, then top off with the cider.
– via fiveandspice.wordpress.com
Maple Leaf Cocktail
1 1/2 oz bourbon
1/2 oz pure maple syrup
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.
– via thekitchn.com
White Quebecer Drink Recipe
1 1/2 oz vodka (Absolut)
1 1/2 oz Kahlua
1 1/2 oz maple syrup
Warm 2 percent milk
Maple Syrup Cocktails?
Have you ever thought of using maple syrup as an ingredient in your cocktails instead of on your pancakes? Apparently, lots of people have&hellipwhen I was searching for these drinks there were so many it was hard to choose. Maple syrup cocktails are apparently a big thing.
Lets&rsquo start with The Maple Leaf. It&rsquos a pretty classic maple syrup drink, there were lots of versions that I saw but I like this one from The Wedding Wire for its simplicity. Sometimes you just need something easy to make that you know will taste good.
A lot of the maple syrup cocktails I saw seemed good for fall, but you could try a Cold Spring Cocktail from Jackson Cannon of Island Creek Oyster Bar for the warmer weather. It balances the booziness of the cognac with the sweet maple syrup, although it has as much lemon in it as the maple syrup, so it&rsquos not sweet drink at all.
I hadn&rsquot heard of a drink called a Flip before until I saw this Buttermilk Maple Gin Flip from Serious Eats. A Flip is traditionally a shaken drink made with a spirit, whole cream, an egg and a simple syrup., but this drink is lightened up a bit by using buttermilk instead of heavy cream. You can pretend it&rsquos a boozy milkshake and order up a burger while you&rsquore sitting at PJ Clarks in Manhattan. Or while you&rsquore in your kitchen at home, wherever you are it&rsquoll taste good.
So you&rsquove never had a martini in the morning? Well now you can with one of these Bacon Coffee and Maple Whiskey Martini! This martini sounds like it would do very well at one of our brunches&hellipyou&rsquove got you&rsquore coffee, your milk, your bacon&hellipit&rsquos pretty much just like eating a well-balanced breakfast.
Tell everyone to stop staring, this martini goes perfectly with your eggs.
Talking about bringing the best of both worlds together. Maple bacon and ice cream, together at last.
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How to make a lemon drop martini (3 basic steps!)
If you’re ready to get drinking, here are the basic steps to the lemon drop martini:
- Rim the glass with sugar. A classic lemon drop is served in a martini glass with sugar on the rim. This helps to balance out the tart flavor of the cocktail.
- Shake in a cocktail shaker. Take the vodka, Cointreau, lemon juice and syrup, and shake it together in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Strain into a glass and add garnish. Strain the drink into the martini glass and add a lemon twist. How to do it…?
Our Barrel-Aged, Infused, and Pure Maple Syrups are incredibly versatile, all-natural ingredients. They’re a great way to add flavor and complexity while replacing processed sugar in a variety of uses from baked goods to cocktails.
Here are a few ways to enjoy maple syrup:
Oatmeal & Hot Cereals - Cinnamon, Ginger, Ginseng, Hops, Hibiscus, Pure, Whiskey Barrel-Aged
Coffee & Tea - Cardamom, Cinnamon, Espresso, Hops, Whiskey barrel-aged, Pure, Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters, Ginseng
Yogurt - Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Hibiscus, Whiskey barrel-aged, Pure, Old Fashioned
Pancakes and Waffles (of course) - Pure, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamom, Whiskey Barrel-Aged
Ice Cream - Cardamom, Cinnamon, Espresso, Ginger, Whiskey Barrel-Aged, Hibiscus, Red Pepper, Pure, Old Fashioned, Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters
Milk (try it warm as a steamer!) - Espresso, Ginger, Pure, Whiskey Barrel-Aged
Beer - a touch of Espresso in a good stout is delightful as is Cinnamon in a breakfast stout!
Cocktails - Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Hibiscus, Hops, Pure, Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters, Old Fashioned