I call this an Old Fashioned with a Sazerac twist, because of the addition of absinthe. Absinthe is an anise flavored spirit made, and really gives this cocktail an interesting taste. We also swap out the sugar cube for maple syrup.
Bourbon or Rye WhiskeyAbsintheMaple SyrupIce & Garnish
Maple Old Fashioned Ingredients
HOW TO MAKE YOUR COCKTAIL
Start by pouring a splash of absinthe in an old fashioned glass, about 1/4 ounce, and rinse all along the inner edges. Discard any excess.
Absinthe is a strong spirit made by distilling a neutral alcohol with botanicals like anise or fennel. It's alcohol content varies between 45%-75%, so drink with caution! It's why it's used as just a rinse here.
In a cocktail mixing glass, add your ice cubes, whiskey and maple syrup.