December 16, 2021

by Alyssa

Lemon Maple Bourbon Cocktail

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This recipe for Lemon Maple Bourbon Cocktails is a perfect holiday treat with a hint of cinnamon. Serve it for the holiday season, Christmas, and/or New Year's!

glass of maple bourbon cocktail with cinnamon

When I think of the holidays, I think of cozy nights spent with family over a table full of classics like Garlic + Herb Mushroom QuinoaCreamy Chickpea + Pumpkin Stew, or Roasted Winter Vegetables with Maple Glaze.

For dessert, I'll be digging into a warm Gluten-Free + Vegan Gingerbread Cookie.

And to wash it all down? A warming bourbon cocktail.

There's something so comforting about sipping a gently sweet, somewhat spiced cocktail on a chilly winter night. This maple bourbon cocktail is my go-to, and once you try it (and see how easy it is to make!), I think you'll agree. Cheers!

pouring lemon bourbon cocktails into a glass

How to Make Maple Bourbon Cocktails

All you need to make these simple but elegant cocktails is a shaker and a glass! This recipe serves one, but you can easily double the ingredients to serve more.

Divide the drinks between your favorite old-fashioned glasses and garnish with a cinnamon stick to serve.

ingredients for drink with bourbon, maple syrup, lemon and cinnamon


Here's what you'll need to put together these holiday cocktails:

  • Bourbon. Use your favorite! If you're not a bourbon fan, another dark liquor like whiskey or even rum will work.
  • Lemon juice. Use fresh-squeezed for the best flavor.
  • Maple syrup. This is the perfect caramel-flavored sweetener to pair with bourbon.
  • Cinnamon stick. You can also use a dash of ground cinnamon if you don't have cinnamon sticks.
  • Ice. I like to serve these drinks over one large ice cube in each glass.

overhead of lemon bourbon cinnamon drink

What to Serve with Bourbon Cocktails

If you're planning to serve these warming drinks for a holiday get-together, try these other festive recipes that pair well with bourbon:

pouring lemon bourbon cocktails into a glass

More Festive Drink Recipes

If you make these Lemon Maple Bourbon Cocktails, be sure to let me know what you think with a comment below!

Lemon Maple Bourbon Cocktail

This warming lemon maple bourbon cocktail is the perfect festive drink for holiday celebrations like Christmas and New Year's
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 320kcal
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  • Shake together all the ingredients.
    pouring bourbon cocktail into a carafe
  • Pour into a glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
    pouring bourbon cocktail into a glass with cinnamon stick


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg

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