St. Patrick’s Day is known for drinks packed with flavor. It can be tempting to stay to your favorite drinks or opt for a green beer. There are more drinks out there that you may want to consider. There are coffees and cocktails that can be truly improved by
adding in maple syrup. Here are a few maple syrup Irish drinks you must try!
Maple Syrup Irish Drinks You Must Try
Maple Irish Coffee Cocktail
Yay for Food
6 oz freshly brewed hot black coffee
1 oz Irish whiskey
1 ½ tbsp
pure maple syrup ¼ cup heavy cream (or 35% whipping cream), lightly whipped
⅛ tsp pure vanilla extract
In a coffee mug, stir together the maple syrup and coffee.
Pour in Irish whiskey and stir to combine.
Place heavy cream and vanilla extract in a cocktail shaker (or mason jar) and seal tightly with the lid. Shake vigorously until lightly whipped cream is formed (soft peaks), about 1-2 minutes.
Scoop the whipped cream over the top of the coffee and drizzle with maple syrup.
Serve with a spoon for stirring.
Maple Irish Whiskey
2 oz Irish whiskey
1 tbsp lemon juice
Grade A Maple syrup 1 tbsp orange marmalade
1 egg white
lemon slices, for garnish
Add all ingredients to a shaker tin without ice.
Dry shake for about 6-8 seconds or until the contents feel light and fluffy.
Add a healthy scoop of ice and shake again for an additional 6-8 seconds.
Double strain into a double old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.
Express the oil from one lemon peel over the top of the drink and discard.
Place lemon slices on the rim and dispense bitters with a small dropper.
Maple Syrup Cocktail
1 oz dark rum
2 oz Irish Cream
1 ½ tsp
maple syrup 2 oz milk
¼ cup crumbled cooked bacon bits
2 mini frozen waffles
Add the Irish Cream, milk, rum, and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake vigorously for a few seconds until ingredients are combined.
Strain the cocktail into a martini glass.
Sprinkle a few bacon bits on the top.
Add two waffles onto a skewer and place in the cocktail to garnish.
Add a light drizzle of maple syrup for an added special touch.
Maple Old Fashioned
2 oz rye whiskey or bourbon
pure maple syrup dash of Angostura bitters
orange peel (for garnish)
Mix whiskey, maple syrup, bitters, and 1 tsp. water in an old-fashioned glass until syrup is dissolved.
Add a single large ice cube.
Garnish with orange peel.
Ginger Maple Bourbon Cocktail
Lemons for LouLou
maple syrup 4 oz bourbon
juice from one orange
juice from one lemon
Place syrup, bourbon, orange juice, lemon juice, and fresh ginger in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake and pour over ice.
Top with ginger ale.
Garnish with fresh lemon and orange slices.
Maple Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail
Inspired By Charm
4 oz bourbon
3 oz cranberry juice
maple syrup 2 oz seltzer or club soda
maple cranberries and rosemary sprigs for garnish
Maple Cranberry Ingredients:
In a small saucepan, mix the real maple syrup and fresh cranberries.
Simmer until the cranberries begin to burst (about 5 minutes).
Remove from heat and cool completely. (You will have enough maple cranberries and syrup to make 5-6 cocktails.)
Next, add ice to two rocks glasses.
Top each with a tablespoon of the maple cranberries.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the bourbon, cranberry juice, and maple cranberry syrup.
Strain into the prepared rocks glasses.
Top each with a splash (1-ounce seltzer water.) Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.
Apple Cinnamon Maple Hot Toddy
A Beautiful Mess
1 1/2 cups apple juice
1 cinnamon tea bag
2 oz rum
Heat the apple juice to almost boiling then add the teabag.
Allow it to steep for 2-3 minutes.
Then add the liquor and maple syrup.
Serve with a garnish of orange peel or as is.
Maple Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned
Half Baked Harvest
Chai Simple Syrup
Chai Old Fashioned
2 oz (1/4 cup) bourbon
1 oz lemon juice
1 dash orange bitters
1-2 oz (2-4 tbsp) chai tea syrup
sparkling water, for topping
cinnamon and star anise, for serving (optional)
Chai Simple Syrup
In a medium pot, bring 1 cup of water to a boil.
Remove from the heat.
Add the chai tea bags, cover, and steep for 10-15 minutes.
Remove the tea bags and add the maple syrup.
Bring to a boil over high heat.
Boil 3-5 minutes, then remove from the heat.
Stir in the vanilla.
Chai Old Fashioned
In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, lemon juice, orange bitters, and 2 tbsp of chai syrup.
Shake to combine.
Strain into a glass.
If desired, top with sparkling water.
Garnish with cinnamon and star anise.
Bailey’s Maple Latte
2 tbsp espresso
maple syrup 2 oz milk; frothed
1 oz of Bailey’s Irish cream; frothed
In a cup add in maple syrup.
Pour in espresso.
Steam milk and Bailey’s Irish cream.
Slowly pour into the espresso and maple mix.
Maple Whiskey Sour
Chef Abbie Gellman
1 ½ oz bourbon or whiskey
2 tbsp lemon juice
maple syrup cinnamon stick
Fill a cocktail shaker 1/2 to 2/3 with ice.
Add bourbon, lemon juice, and maple syrup.
Secure the lid and shake well.
In a low ball glass, add ice.
Strain the whiskey mixture into a glass and garnish it with a cinnamon stick.