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Stop putting maple syrup in my rye drinks

Beachowolfe Jun 11, 2011 11:42 AM

WTF is with all these craft cocktail places putting maple syrup in whiskey drinks and telling me it's going to "challenge my palate". Tastes like maple syrup, dude. Sweet mustache.

  1. tommy Jun 16, 2011 03:25 PM

    I don't order drinks that I won't like.

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    1. re: tommy
      Beachowolfe Jul 2, 2011 04:01 PM

      I'm talking about the craft cocktail bars where drinking the "bartender's whim" is half the fun of exploring.

      1. re: Beachowolfe
        tommy Jul 3, 2011 06:59 AM

        How about "no maple syrup, please."

    2. sku Jun 17, 2011 03:31 PM

      Yeah, I tried a Maply Sazerac recently and it didn't really work for me.

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      1. re: sku
        ncyankee101 Jun 18, 2011 01:53 AM

        I actually rather liked a maple old-fashioned I made with McClellands Islay scotch, the smoke and brine made for an interesting contrast in flavors. It has to be used sparingly in order to contribute to a drink without overwhelming it.

        1. re: ncyankee101
          tommy Jun 18, 2011 04:51 AM

          Which element contributes the brine?

          1. re: tommy
            ncyankee101 Jun 18, 2011 09:14 AM

            The McClellands (which most people think is 5 yr old Bowmore) has a fair amount of brine.

            1. re: ncyankee101
              tommy Jun 18, 2011 06:03 PM

              Excellent. I haven't explored the world of scotch, but will soon.

      2. StriperGuy Jul 2, 2011 05:37 PM

        I'm with you. In general Maple syrup doesn't belong in a cocktail.

        I drink out of the bottle love the stuff, but only on my homemade waffles.

        Also great to fill a jar with walnuts, then fill with syrup and wait a week or three. Insane on vanilla ice cream.

        Just keep it away from my booze.

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