Salted Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail

We recently took a ski trip up north with our friends and had so much fun. I hadn’t been skiing in 15 years, but thankfully it was just like riding a bike. After a full day of skiing, I was more than ready for a cocktail. One of the Mr.’s favorite Michigan distillery’s, Iron Fish, was nearby so we had to try it out. Their cocktails and pizza were phenomenal! My favorite drink was their salted maple old fashioned cocktail. You know I had to try to make it at home.

bourbon in a cocktail glass with maple syrup and salt

Spoiler alert, after much trial and error, the Mr. nailed this recipe!

Distillery tasting room with wood shelves

Iron Fish sells everything you need to make this cocktail at home conveniently right on site. Of course we took lots of goodies home with us. I’m just realizing looking back at these photos that I forgot to add the orange peel to mine, whoops! I guess that’s optional since it tasted delicious without it as well.

The key to this cocktail is their bourbon which is finished in maple syrup barrels. It is worth a try even if you aren’t typically a bourbon drinker.

cocktail glass filled with bourbon on wood cutting board

You can find their bourbon throughout Michigan as well, but if you aren’t local you can still make this recipe, it just might not be exact. We also bought their maple syrup and bitters.

Salted Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail

Maple and Bourbon cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktail
Servings 1
Calories 273 kcal


  • 3 ounces bourbon 2 shots
  • 1 ounce maple syrup about 1/2 shot
  • 3 dashes aromatic bitters
  • 1 sliver orange peel
  • 1 pinch sea salt


  • Put ice in a cocktail glass. We like the large cubes
  • Add bourbon, maple syrup, and bitters.
  • Stir really well until well mixed.
  • Garnish with orange peel.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt. Enjoy!


Calories: 273kcalCarbohydrates: 19gSodium: 42mgPotassium: 66mgSugar: 17gCalcium: 31mgIron: 0.1mg
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Cocktail glass with bourbon on wood cutting board

I hope you give this Salted Maple Bourbon Cocktail a try. The sweetness from the maple syrup with the hint of salt is so delicious. Be sure to check out Iron Fish Distillery if you find yourself in Northern Michigan too!

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