Maple Beam and Cream Cocktail is a maple and bourbon cocktail, that will be your new fall favorite. It has a soft maple flavor, a float of cream, and a dusting of fresh nutmeg that is perfect for sipping by the fireplace.
You probably have heard of the old fashioned and the white Russian. But what if you combined the best of both cocktails to create a new one? In this maple bourbon cocktail, I did just that. Lovely Jim Beam bourbon, gets a gentle kick of sweetness from a little maple syrup and then, a soft float of heavy cream tops this new bourbon cocktail.
If you like bourbon cocktails and a good old-fashioned, this maple bourbon cocktail is a perfect choice. With only three must have ingredients, maple syrup, bourbon, and heavy cream, this cocktail is very easy to make!
Even though maple bourbon whiskey has been discontinued by Jim Beam, you can still make this delicious cocktail by using a little more maple syrup with plain Jim Beam Bourbon.
Just like other cream cocktails, like the Grasshopper and White Russian, this cream and maple cocktail is a very easy sip. So, beware and take extra care! You could be tipsy after drinking only one, if you drink it too fast!
STEP 1 - Fill a rocks glass with ice.
STEP 2 - Pour Jim Beam Bourbon over the ice cubes, add maple syrup, and give it a little stir.
STEP 3 - Gently pour the heavy cream over the back of a teaspoon to float it on top of the bourbon.
STEP 4 - Garnish with a few fresh gratings of nutmeg.
This delicious maple cocktail is based upon the cream cocktails of the 1930’s and has a typical 1 to ½ ratio of spirit to cream. Although this recipe is for a single serving, you can easily scale it for two servings or for a gathering of many.
You can make Maple Beam and Cream 1960’s style by floating a layer of cream on top of the bourbon and maple syrup. Or, you can make a batch of this cocktail 1930’s style by blending the ingredients together. Then the blended cocktail can be poured over ice for guests to sip.
Whichever style you choose, you and your guests will be happy to try this delicious maple, bourbon, and cream cocktail!
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Maple Beam and Cream Cocktail
- Ice Cubes
- 3 Ounces Jim Beam Bourbon
- 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
- 1 ½ Ounces Cream
- A Few Fresh Gratings of Nutmeg
- Fill a rocks glass with ice.
- Pour Jim Beam Bourbon over the ice cubes, add the maple syrup, and give it a litttle stir.
- Gently pour the heavy cream over the back of a teaspoon to float it on top of the bourbon.
- Garnish with a few fresh gratings of nutmeg.
- Serve immediately.