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Bubbly Bourbon Maple Cocktail Blog

Perfect Cozy Cocktail!

Classic cocktail with a seasonal twist. Make a big batch for a party or family get-together, makes entertaining so easy!


This is a perfect and festive drink for the cool nights ahead and for a holiday cocktail with all those aromatic and warming spices combined with the citrusy Lemon vinegar and chilled champagne.


BE BRAVE and make a big batch of the spiced maple syrup in advance so you can whip up the cocktail in no time at all. Just shake with some bourbon, vinegar, and top off with festive bubbles.


So sweet, so spicy, so delicious, Sooo good!!


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Bubbly Bourbon Maple Cocktail




(* indicates my preferred ingredients – see notes for alternatives)


Spiced Syrup

½ cup water

½ cup Runamok Sugar Makers Cut Maple Syrup *

8-10 cardamom pods

1 star anise (more for garnish)

¾ inch fresh ginger, peeled and sliced

3 cinnamon sticks (more for garnish)

Zest of one orange (more for garnish)

1 teaspoon O&V Melipone Vanilla *



1¼ cups Bourbon

4 tablespoons O&V Lemon Vinegar *

4 tablespoons prepared spiced maple syrup (more to taste)

2-4 dashes of Orange Bitters

1 bottle Prosecco or Champagne to top each glass




Place the water, maple syrup, cardamom, star anise, ginger and cinnamon in a small pan and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil two to three minutes till reduced slightly and remove from the heat. Stir in the orange zest and Melipone vanilla and let cool. Strain and store in a jar (you will have enough to make about 6 drinks).



Combine all of the cooled spiced maple syrup, bourbon, lemon vinegar, and orange bitters in the bowl. Stir to combine, and chill. Just before serving, add ice and pour the champagne over, giving it a quick and careful stir.



In a cocktail shaker combine 2-4 tablespoons of cooled spiced maple syrup, 6 tablespoons of bourbon, 2½ tablespoons lemon vinegar, 1 dash of orange bitters and ice. Shake well and strain into two glasses. Top each glass with some prosecco and garnish with a star anise, stick of cinnamon, and a twist of orange peel.






Serves 6

Active time 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes includes time to cool the maple syrup




* I personally love making this syrup with a high-quality maple syrup like the Sugar Makers Cut from Runamok, but you can reduce the time to create this drink by using their Runamok Holiday Spice flavored syrup instead of infusing the spices yourself. The Lemon Vinegar adds a nice citrus and sweet note, you can substitute with a little lemon juice and sugar mixture if you prefer. The Melipone Vanilla adds amazing aroma and flavor to this drink.


The highlighted products are available at Oil & Vinegar stores




Categories: Drink, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Cocktail, Spiced Maple Syrup, Bourbon Cocktail, Lemon Vinegar, Runamok Maple Syrup, Melipone Vanilla, Bubbly Drink, Christmas Cocktail, Thanksgiving Punch,


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