Maple Old Fashioned With Walnut Simple Syrup
Yield: 2 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
For the cocktail
4 ounces bourbon
1 ounce walnut simple syrup
3 to 4 dashes orange bitters
1 cup almond flour
Candied spiced bacon (optional)
Make the simple syrup
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place walnuts on a sheet pan and toast for 15 minutes, until dark brown and fragrant, shaking halfway through.
In a small saucepan add water, maple syrup, and walnuts. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring to dissolve syrup. Turn off heat and let cool; strain. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to one week.
Make the cocktail
In a cocktail shaker add bourbon, walnut, simple syrup, and orange bitters. Stir. Pour over a large ice cube and garnish with an orange peel and candied spiced bacon (if using), before serving.