What better cocktail could there be for maple syrup aficionados than this one, courtesy of Bon Appétit magazine.
3 tablespoons gold rum
2 tablespoons brandy
1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (preferably Grade B)
3/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 thin apple slices
Combine first 5 ingredients in cocktail shaker; fill with ice. Cover and shake vigorously until cold. Strain into 2 coupe glasses. Cut slit in each apple slice and attach to rim of each glass.
Recipe by David Moo; Photograph by Craig Cutler