I'm Canadian and 50 years ago we drank a 'MAPLE LEAF COCKTAIL" It was 2 oz or 3 fingers of C.C. or Crown Royal or any other premium whiskey with 1 oz of dark maple syrup , (It't premium when dark) stirred into the whiskey with ice. awesome!! but be careful, the little Bugger will slip up on you.
If I'm not mistaken, you'll need to shake it to get the maple syrup thoroughly mixed in. Stirring works with "thinner" liquids (spirits, light mixers, etc), but with thicker ingredients, such as fruit juices, and definitely a syrup as thick as maple syrup, you'll need to shake it.
Andrewposted 4 years ago
The great thing about an Old Fashioned is that you can use any base spirit and make it work beautifully. My one question about this recipe (which sounds delicious) is why you'd shake instead of stir? Even in the photo, it looks like a stirred drink.
Chrisposted 4 years ago
This is NOT a Maple Old Fashioned. Old Fashioneds are made with either Bourbon or Whiskey.