Lydia's Kitchen Blog

Introducing Friends to My Crown Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

One of the reasons Lydia and I started Crown Maple was because we are passionate about preserving the land, strengthening the communities around us, and advancing the health of children and families.

Citizen Schools Event with special guest Newark Mayor Corey BookerEarlier this month, we hosted a Citizen Schools information session for about 45 people. I'm on the board of Citizen Schools New Jersey, which works closely with the Newark Public School System. Our guest speaker was Newark Mayor Corey Booker, who expanded upon the importance of Citizen Schools in the Newark school system but also inspired many of our guests to get involved and volunteer time as a Citizen School teacher and mentor. Lucy Castillo, head of Citizen Schools New Jersey, also attended the event.

One of the biggest hits of the evening was a special drink I created with Crown Maple Dark Amber syrup. It was a “coming out party” so to speak for my new recipe for what I call a Crown Maple Old Fashioned. Lydia also had a number of desserts made with our medium amber and light amber syrups.

Many of New York's top chefs and mixologists are experimenting with all three varieties of our organic maple syrup and they are coming up with some incredibly inventive food and drink recipes.

Here’s my attempt at keeping pace...

Robb's Crown Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail

About 1 oz of Crown Maple Dark Amber Maple Syrup
Dashes of Angostura bitters
2 oz bourbon (I prefer Woodford Reserve)
Sparkling seltzer water
Stemmed cherry

Place the Crown Maple Dark Maple Syrup in an old-fashioned glass, saturate with Angostura, then squeeze the juice from the orange and lemon wedges into the glass. Add the remaining wedge, press with a pestle, add bourbon, and stir well. Then, add ice cubes, fill with sparkling seltzer water, stir again and garnish with a cherry.

All three of our syrup varieties can be found in the Crown Maple store on our Web site and can be sent to friends, family, and clients with our “Royal Treatment.”

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