Make It

Maple Bourbon Smash

This simple-to-make seasonal cocktail is like a boozy breakfast in a glass.

As the weather dips, you need a cocktail that packs a warm punch but is still refreshing. This is a riff on a classic Old Fashioned, that comes together in less than a minute with minimal effort. To make our version, we've been using Mixed Made's "Trees Knees" chili-pepper-infused maple syrup, which adds a subtle sweet heat to the finished cocktail. Trust us, it makes a difference.





Maple syrup


Fresh orange juice


Twist of orange peel


  • Pour the liquid ingredients into a shaker or mixing glass filled with ice.
  • Stir until the drink is thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds).
  • Strain into an old-fashioned glass with a large cube of ice.
  • Pinch the orange peel over the top of the glass to express the citrus oils and drop the peel into the glass.