This play on a classic Maple Leaf cocktail (bourbon, maple syrup and lemon juice) uses shagbark syrup – which has a strong “woody” flavor. The resulting drink tastes strongly of bourbon (woody & sweet) & cardamom, but less boozy than you’d expect given the 2oz of liquor it contains.
Garnish: Lemon Twist
2. Add ice.
3. Shake to combine.
4. Strain into a large martini glass.
5. While holding the lemon over the drink, use a channel knife or bar zester to zest a long lemon twist garnish. This ensures any lemon oil that comes out of the zest lands in the drink.
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