Maple Old Fashioned
The best drinks for Thanksgiving are often the simplest ones. This is because it's best to keep your guests full and happy, not drunk! The best cocktail for this time of year is Maple Old Fashioned. It tastes like fall in a glass, with all the flavors you would expect from maple syrup and spices used in cooking during this season.
Combine the bourbon, maple syrup, and bitters in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well to chill and dilute ingredients with cold water. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh crushed ice.
Garnish the drink by placing orange peel on top of the drink then with a maraschino cherry.
Maple syrup is a simple way to sweeten drinks much like regular old sugar would be, but with an extra layer of flavor.