Maple Nut Algonquin


Whenever I have fresh pineapple juice, I like to make an Algonquin cocktail and pretend I am hanging out with Dorothy Parker et al. But I can’t resist the urge to tinker!

1 1/2 oz whisky
1 oz fresh pineapple juice
1/2 oz Amaretto
1/4 oz maple liqueur

Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled old fashioned glass.

Maple Cinnamon Sazerac

Maple Cinnamon Sazerac (April 21, 2013)

Adapted from who adapted theirs from Josh Cole, from a cocktail site that has since been taken over by a fundamentalist Christian church (it has the word “Assembly” in the name).

2 oz Alberta Premium 100% rye whisky
Dash Peychaud’s Bitters
1/4 oz maple liqueur
1/4 oz cinnamon simple syrup
Dash lemon bitters
Absinthe (to line chilled cocktail glass)

Recipe for cinnamon syrup at

Cocktail d’Automne

Cocktail d’Automne (November 4, 2012)

After a brisk day spent outside doing chores and making ready for winter, this smoooooth sipper hits the spot.

1 oz Canadian whisky
1/4 oz Cointreau
1/4 oz maple liqueur
1/4 oz apricot brandy
1/4 oz Fernet-Branca