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This Spiced Maple Bourbon Fizz is the perfect cozy cocktail. Homemade spiced maple syrup, mixed with warming bourbon, lemon, and orange, then topped off with bubbly champagne for that special November touch. Perfect for the cold nights ahead and upcoming Thanksgiving. Make a large batch to serve to family and friends over the holidays, this is so easy to create.

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Once November rolls around, I want nothing more than all things cozy, even my cocktails. To me, November drinks should have warm, spicy flavors. I love notes of bourbon and cinnamon, and then just a touch of sweetness.

Kind of like a warm November hug. So cheesy, I know, but it’s the time of year when my cheesiest self comes out.

I can’t help it, you know I love the holidays.

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The simple details

This one is different, because for once, I’m focusing more on spices and much less on the fruit. I’m a fruity cocktail kind of person, but I’m switching things up. The key to this drink lies within the spiced maple syrup. It’s a mix of sweet maple and warming spices…cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger. All simmered together and then finished off with a fresh zest of orange.

When shaken up with bourbon, a squeeze of lemon, and topped off with festive bubbly champagne, it’s sweet, spicy, and so delicious.

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I gave you recipes for both a single drink and the punch version. So if you’re serving guests this Thanksgiving, this is the perfect warming cocktail to serve up!

The syrup is the heart of the cocktail, and were a lot of the flavor comes from. The flavors go so well. And as I said, it’s the perfect warming drink for cold nights. I highly suggest making a batch of the spiced syrup this weekend. Then when friends and family randomly show up at your door you can whip up delicious cocktails. Which happens for me quite often.

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Nothing is more welcoming than a cozy cocktail. Well, maybe a roaring fire, but that can sometimes be hard to come by. That said, if you can mix up this fun and festive fizz, and stoke up a fire, that’s definitely ideal.

And that’s pretty much it. It’s a classic, but with a seasonal twist, and bubbly champagne makes it even better. This one is perfect for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Enjoy guys!!

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Looking for other easy Thanksgiving cocktails?? Here are my favorites: 

Spiced Cranberry Punch

Cranberry Bourbon Sour

Creamy Coconut White Russian

Vanilla Espresso Martini

Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned

Lastly, if you make this Spiced Maple Bourbon Fizz, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Spiced Maple Bourbon Fizz

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories Per Serving: 1457 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Ingredients

Spiced Maple Syrup

Maple Fizz

  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) bourbon
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) lemon juice
  • 1-2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) spiced maple syrup
  • champagne, for topping

Instructions

  • 1. To make the spiced maple syrup. In a medium pot, bring 1/2 cup water, the maple, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, and ginger to a boil over high heat. Boil 2-3 minutes, then remove from the heat. Stir in the orange zest. Let cool, then strain the syrup into a glass jar. This syrup makes enough for about 6 drinks.
    2. In a cocktail shaker, combine 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup, the bourbon, lemon juice, and orange bitters. Add ice and shake. Strain into a glass. Top off with champagne. Garnish with an orange slice and star anise, if desired. 
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Spiced Maple Bourbon Fizz Punch

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 332 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. To make the spiced maple syrup. In a medium pot, bring 1/2 cup water, the maple syrup, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, and ginger to a boil over high heat. Boil 2-3 minutes, then remove from the heat. Stir in the orange zest. Let cool, then strain the syrup into a glass jar. This syrup makes enough for about 6 drinks.
    2. In a punch bowl, combine the spiced maple syrup, the bourbon, lemon juice, and orange bitters. Stir to combine, chill until ready to serve. Before serving, add ice, then pour the champagne over.
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  1. Hello. I’m a new subscriber. I saw your clip on Katie Couric’s “Wake up Call.” I’ve been scrolling through your drink recipes and came across the Spiced Maple Bourbon Fizz. Reading some of the comments has me slightly confused. I have zero experience with champagne, but someone mentioned prosecco. Is that the intended ingredient? Can you recommend a champagne or prosecco that would work in this drink? Thank you.

    1. Hi Kathleen,
      Thanks so much for following along. Champagne and Prosecco will both were well here, I really like Veuve! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT