As the leaves turn and the air grows crisp, there’s something undeniably cozy about sipping a classic cocktail on a cool fall evening. Today, we’re putting a low-carb twist on an old favorite – the Old Fashioned. Traditionally known for its simplicity and timeless appeal, this cocktail is getting a delightful autumn-inspired makeover with sugar-free maple syrup. So, grab your glass and let’s raise a toast to a Low Carb Maple Old Fashioned!
The Old Fashioned: A Timeless Classic Before we dive into our low-carb version, let’s take a moment to appreciate the classic Old Fashioned. Known as one of the oldest known cocktails, it’s a drink that’s timeless and revered for its simplicity. Typically made with bourbon or rye whiskey, sugar, bitters, and a twist of citrus, it’s the perfect embodiment of less-is-more mixology.
The Fall Twist: Low Carb Maple Old Fashioned Our Low Carb Maple Old Fashioned retains all the classic charm of the traditional cocktail but adds a hint of maple sweetness. It’s like capturing the essence of a cozy autumn day in a glass. To start, take a small piece of orange peel and gently run it along the rim of your cocktail glass. This simple step adds a touch of citrusy aroma to every sip.
Low Carb Maple Old Fashioned
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 3-4 dashes of orange bitters
- 1 teaspoon sugar-free maple-flavored syrup we recommend Lakanto’s
- A piece of orange peel
- Begin by cutting a 2-inch piece of orange peel using a vegetable peeler. Run the pith side along the rim of your cocktail glass for a fragrant touch.
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the bourbon, orange bitters, and your sugar-free maple syrup of choice.
- Give it a vigorous shake to chill the ingredients and blend the flavors.
- Strain the mixture into your prepared glass over ice.
- To enhance the orange essence, add the orange peel as a garnish.
@lowcarblolita 🍁Sugar-Free Maple Old Fashioned 2 ounces bourbon 3 – 4 dashes orange bitters 1 tsp sugar-free maple flavored syrup Orange peel Ice Using a vegetable peeler, cut a 2 inch piece of orange peel and run the pith side along the rim of your cocktail glass Add the bourbon, bitters, and syrup into a cocktail shaker full of lce and shake to chill and mix. Pour into you glass and add the orange peel for more orange essence. *You can also garnish with a maraschino cherry before serving #sugarfree #lowcarb #oldfashioned #sugarfreecocktail #divorcetalk #inlaws #cocktails #weekendvibes ♬ original sound – Lolita
Savor the Moment: Sip slowly, savor the rich flavors, and let the Low Carb Maple Old Fashioned transport you to the heart of autumn. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply unwinding after a long day, this cocktail is a perfect companion for those cozy fall evenings.
So, go ahead, embrace the fall vibes, and enjoy your low-carb twist on a classic. Cheers to good company and memorable moments!