The Story Behind The Walnut and Maple Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is a perfect sipping cocktail, especially during the holidays or when you’re entertaining at home. This week, I’m celebrating Thanksgiving with this strong, alcohol-forward bourbon cocktail. To make this classic more festive, I added pure maple syrup as the sweetener and a few dashes of black walnut bitters. The maple syrup and walnut bitters compliment each other beautifully, and really showcase the bourbon in this cocktail. Happy Thanksgiving!


  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • ¼ ounce of pure maple syrup
  • 3 dashes of walnut bitters
  • 1 cup of ice
  • Cracked walnut (garnish)


  1. Add all ingredients into mixing glass
  2. Stir to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Strain into serving glass over fresh ice
  4. Garnish with cracked walnut

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Updated: 2018-05-29

Walnut and Maple Old Fashioned Recipe