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

Adapted from Yay for Food

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. In a coffee mug, stir together the maple syrup and coffee.
  2. Pour in Irish whiskey and stir to combine.
  3. Set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. Scoop the whipped cream over the top of the coffee and drizzle with maple syrup.
  6. Serve with a spoon for stirring.

Maple Irish Whiskey

Adapted from Thrillist

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Irish whiskey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Grade A Maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp orange marmalade
  • 1 egg white
  • cardamom bitters
  • lemon peel
  • lemon slices, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker tin without ice.
  2. Dry shake for about 6-8 seconds or until the contents feel light and fluffy.
  3. Add a healthy scoop of ice and shake again for an additional 6-8 seconds.
  4. Double strain into a double old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.
  5. Express the oil from one lemon peel over the top of the drink and discard.
  6. Place lemon slices on the rim and dispense bitters with a small dropper.

Maple Syrup Cocktail

Adapted from Tablespoon

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. Add the Irish Cream, milk, rum, and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for a few seconds until ingredients are combined.
  3. Strain the cocktail into a martini glass.
  4. Sprinkle a few bacon bits on the top.
  5. Add two waffles onto a skewer and place in the cocktail to garnish.
  6. Add a light drizzle of maple syrup for an added special touch.

Maple Old Fashioned

Adapted from Epicurious

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz rye whiskey or bourbon
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • dash of Angostura bitters
  • orange peel (for garnish)

Directions:

  1. Mix whiskey, maple syrup, bitters, and 1 tsp. water in an old-fashioned glass until syrup is dissolved.
  2. Add a single large ice cube.
  3. Garnish with orange peel.

Ginger Maple Bourbon Cocktail

Adapted from Lemons for LouLou

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 oz bourbon
  • juice from one orange
  • juice from one lemon
  • grated ginger
  • ginger ale

Directions:

  1. Place syrup, bourbon, orange juice, lemon juice, and fresh ginger in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake and pour over ice.
  3. Top with ginger ale.
  4. Garnish with fresh lemon and orange slices.

Maple Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail

Adapted from Inspired By Charm

Drink Ingredients:

  • 4 oz bourbon
  • 3 oz cranberry juice
  • 2 oz maple syrup
  • 2 oz seltzer or club soda
  • maple cranberries and rosemary sprigs for garnish

Maple Cranberry Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, mix the real maple syrup and fresh cranberries.
  2. Simmer until the cranberries begin to burst (about 5 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat and cool completely. (You will have enough maple cranberries and syrup to make 5-6 cocktails.)
  4. Next, add ice to two rocks glasses.
  5. Top each with a tablespoon of the maple cranberries.
  6. Set aside.
  7. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the bourbon, cranberry juice, and maple cranberry syrup.
  8. Shake vigorously.
  9. Strain into the prepared rocks glasses.
  10. Top each with a splash (1-ounce seltzer water.) Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

Apple Cinnamon Maple Hot Toddy

Adapted from A Beautiful Mess

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 1 cinnamon tea bag
  • 2 oz rum
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Heat the apple juice to almost boiling then add the teabag.
  2. Allow it to steep for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Then add the liquor and maple syrup.
  4. Serve with a garnish of orange peel or as is.

Maple Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned

Adapted from Half Baked Harvest

Ingredients:

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)

Directions:

Chai Simple Syrup

  1. In a medium pot, bring 1 cup of water to a boil.
  2. Remove from the heat.
  3. Add the chai tea bags, cover, and steep for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Remove the tea bags and add the maple syrup.
  5. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  6. Boil 3-5 minutes, then remove from the heat.
  7. Stir in the vanilla.
  8. Let cool.

Chai Old Fashioned

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, lemon juice, orange bitters, and 2 tbsp of chai syrup.
  2. Shake to combine.
  3. Strain into a glass.
  4. If desired, top with sparkling water.
  5. Garnish with cinnamon and star anise.

Bailey’s Maple Latte

Adapted from Mooshu Jenne

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp espresso
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 oz milk; frothed
  • 1 oz of Bailey’s Irish cream; frothed

Directions:

  1. Brew espresso.
  2. In a cup add in maple syrup.
  3. Pour in espresso.
  4. Steam milk and Bailey’s Irish cream.
  5. Slowly pour into the espresso and maple mix.

Maple Whiskey Sour

Adapted from Chef Abbie Gellman

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz bourbon or whiskey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • cinnamon stick

Directions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker 1/2 to 2/3 with ice.
  2. Add bourbon, lemon juice, and maple syrup.
  3. Secure the lid and shake well.
  4. In a low ball glass, add ice.
  5. Strain the whiskey mixture into a glass and garnish it with a cinnamon stick.