March 15, 2021
Maker’s Mark Maple Old Fashioned
Today I drove through the State of Kentucky in my van on my way to Charleston, South Carolina. Kentucky is the home of bourbon, and there are 37 distilleries, including Maker’s Mark. Some distilleries are as close as eight miles, and others are as far as 70 miles apart. Each distillery offers tours and helps you understand their craft process for making bourbon. You can find tasting rooms, bourbon flights, gift shops and many unique barrel-aged bourbons only for sale at the distillery itself.
The Maker’s Mark distillery is on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The red wax on the bottles is as recognizable as the Maker’s Mark name. Generations of the Samuels family distillers have carried forth a recipe from prohibition to become one of the world’s most beloved bourbon brands. Every bottle is still hand-dipped today, and when you visit the distillery, you can dip your own.
Tonight we will have Kurt’s favorite drink, a Maker’s Mark old fashioned, in celebration of the Blue Grass State. Here is the recipe for the Makers Mark Maple Old Fashioned.
Maker's Mark Maple Old Fashioned
- 2 oz Maker's Mark® Bourbon
- ½ oz maple syrup
- 2 dashes Angostura® Bitters
- Two dashes of orange bitters
- Orange peel for garnish
- Stir Maker's Mark, syrup, and bitters in a rocks glass.
- Add ice.
- Garnish with orange peel.
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