maple bourbon sidecar with orange sugar rim

maple whiskey sidecar recipe

This bourbon sidecar recipe is filled with sweet citrus, rich maple syrup and smooth bourbon. It’s mellow, sweet and boozy and served with a fragrant orange sugar rim.




  1. Combine sugar and orange zest in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder and blend until zest is finely chopped and mixed into the sugar (if using a spice grinder, only pulse a few times and don’t over process, or the sugar will turn into a fine powder). Transfer to a plate.
  2. Run lemon wedge around half the rim of a coupe or cocktail glass to moisten, then invert glass and dip edge into orange sugar to coat. Set aside.
  3. Combine bourbon, Grand Marnier, lemon juice and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled, about 30 seconds, then strain into prepared glass and enjoy.


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