½ cup maple syrupWhile Joe Beef calls for heating the maple syrup and lemon juice, I did not. I merely mixed them well until the syrup no longer made ribbons in the lemon juice. Add the cayenne and bourbon. Mix well, and pour over ice. Top with sparkling water and serve. Joe Beef calls this one cocktail. In the Dude household, this made two very generous cocktails. This is one of the best bourbon sours I have ever had, and the ½ cup of maple doesn't come across as overly strong (indeed, you only get a hint of maple). But I might dial up the bourbon a tad next time.
½ cup fresh lemon juice
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 oz bourbon
I expect this cocktail to become a staple in our home. Going to have to sign up for bulk purchases of maple syrup.
By Bbq Dude