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Stop putting maple syrup in my rye drinks

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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.

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

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    1. re: tommy

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

      1. re: Beachowolfe

        How about "no maple syrup, please."

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

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      1. re: sku

        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

          Which element contributes the brine?

          1. re: tommy

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

            1. re: ncyankee101

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

      2. 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.