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These tasty fall bourbon cocktails feature the flavors of the season! Pair whiskey with maple, pumpkin, apple cider and more.

Fall bourbon cocktails
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When fall rolls around, there’s no spirit that captures the season better than bourbon! Warm and robust, its rich flavor pairs perfectly with the fruits of the season. It’s ideal with apple cider, maple, cinnamon, and even pumpkin. Here are the best fall bourbon cocktails to try this season: from spins on classics like the Pumpkin Old Fashioned, to the centuries old Hot Toddy. Ready to get started?

And now…the best fall bourbon cocktails to try this season!

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Maple old fashioned

12 Fall Bourbon Cocktails: Maple Old Fashioned & More!

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


The Maple Old Fashioned is a twist on the classic using maple syrup instead of sugar! It adds a nuance that makes it taste even smoother.


  • 2 ounces (¼ cup) bourbon whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Orange peel for garnish
  • Cocktail cherry for garnish (optional)
  • Ice, for serving (try clear ice!)


  1. In a lowball glass, stir the bourbon, maple syrup, and bitters. Add a large ice cube.
  2. Use a knife to remove a 1″ wide strip of the orange peel. Squeeze the orange peel into the drink to release the oils. Gently run the peel around the edge of the glass, then place it in the glass.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cockails
  • Diet: Vegan

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Sonja Overhiser says:

    Let us know if you have any questions!