Maple Morning
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Maple Morning
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.49 / 5
The Maple Morning cocktail is a harmonious blend of zesty lime juice and rich dark rum, sweetened with the woodsy notes of maple syrup and a hint of complexity from ... more The Maple Morning cocktail is a harmonious blend of zesty lime juice and rich dark rum, sweetened with the woodsy notes of maple syrup and a hint of complexity from orange bitters. This concoction is typically served in a lowball glass, which allows for the perfect balance of the cocktail's vibrant citrus and deep, sweet flavors. The maple syrup's smooth sweetness pairs delightfully with the dark rum's robust character, making the Maple Morning a cozy and invigorating drink choice, evoking the spirit of crisp, early mornings with a hint of indulgence.
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Dark rum
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry, lemon
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21.24% | 2.4 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Maple Morning cocktail expertly harmonizes the dark, caramel tones of its rum with the bright zing of lime juice, masterfully balanced by the comforting sweetness of maple syrup. The dash of orange bitters adds a subtle aromatic complexity that enhances the rum's richness, making it a delightful choice for those who appreciate nuanced, multilayered drink flavors.

Method
How to make a Maple Morning

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain over ice into a rocks glass
Garnish with lemon peel and some brandied cherries and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

FAQ

What is the best type of maple syrup to use in a Maple Morning cocktail?

For the Maple Morning cocktail, it's recommended to use pure, dark maple syrup for its robust flavor. The darker grades provide a more intense maple flavor that complements the richness of the dark rum and the acidity of the lime juice. Avoid using pancake syrups or artificially flavored syrups, as they can introduce unwanted chemicals and flavors.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of rum in the Maple Morning cocktail?

Yes, while dark rum is recommended for its deep, complex flavors that pair well with the maple syrup, you can experiment with other types of rum. A spiced rum can add interesting notes, while a light rum may make the drink lighter and slightly sweeter. Each type of rum will give the cocktail a different character, so feel free to explore based on your personal preference.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Is the Maple Morning cocktail suitable for vegetarians or vegans?

Yes, the Maple Morning cocktail is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. All its ingredients—lime juice, dark rum, orange bitters, and maple syrup—are plant-based. However, it's always wise to check the specific brands of alcohol and other ingredients for any non-vegan additives that may be used during processing.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How can I adjust the alcohol content of the Maple Morning cocktail?

To adjust the alcohol content of the Maple Morning cocktail, you can vary the amount of dark rum used. Decrease the rum for a less alcoholic drink, or add a bit more for a stronger cocktail. Additionally, consider the total volume of the drink and adjust other ingredients proportionally to maintain the balance of flavors.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What's the best occasion to serve the Maple Morning cocktail?

The Maple Morning cocktail, with its rich flavors of maple syrup and dark rum, paired with the freshness of lime juice, is perfect for autumn and winter gatherings. Its warming qualities make it suitable for chilly evenings, though its refreshing nature also allows for enjoyment in breakfast and brunch settings, living up to its 'morning' name.

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