With the advent of Autumn and Winter around the corner, I wanted to create a cocktail that celebrates the seasons. Why not take one of my all-time favorite drinks, the Sidecar and remix it. Here I switched out the brandy for Maker's Mark and the simple syrup with maple syrup. The end result? Let's just say I will be staying in a lot this year.....
2 oz. Maker's Mark
1 oz. Cointreau
2 oz. Maple Sour (recipe below)
Coarse Sugar for rimming
Lemon Peel for garnish
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
Rub lemon around edge of double old-fashioned glass and press into coarse sugar. I place one craft King cube into the glass.
In a shaker add ice, Maker's Mark, Cointreau and Maple Sour. Cover and shake vigorously until chilled. Pour liquid into garnished glass and finish with lemon peel - enjoy.