Maple Cranberry Bourbon Fizz

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Maple Cranberry Bourbon Fizz Recipe
1 portion


For the spiced maple syrup

  • 120ml maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced

For the cocktail

  • 1 handful ice
  • 50ml bourbon
  • 60ml cranberry juice
  • 30ml spiced maple syrup (or to taste)
  • Sparkling water, to top
  • A few fresh/frozen cranberries for garnish


For the syrup

  1. Place the ingredients in a small saucepan, bring to a gentle simmer and then remove from the heat.
  2. Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature the remove the cinnamon and ginger.
  3. Leftover syrup can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

For the cocktail

  1. Fill a shaker with ice and add the bourbon, juice and spiced maple syrup. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds until the shaker is frosty.
  2. Strain into glasses, add fresh ice then top each glass off with a splash of sparkling water and garnish with fresh or frozen cranberries.

One of our favourite whisky-based cocktail recipes, this maple and cranberry bourbon fizz is the perfect addition to your Christmas party. Whisky and maple syrup make an excellent match, with the bourbon cocktail boasting a crisp and mildly spicy taste.

If you like the look of this cocktail, make sure to check out our other maple syrup cocktails. 

Find more Christmas recipes in our free ‘A Very Maple Christmas’ cookbook here.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

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