When it comes to the fall, one of my favorite flavors is maple. We have been to Vermont for trips a couple of times and maple always reminds me of our visits. Maple syrup flows up there like sweet tea does down here. I love working it into recipes. I love how it parlays into the winter months as well. I was playing around with different ideas for a breakfast get together and after a few trials, this one ended up being my hands down choice.
The maple and bourbon played off the distinct taste of the coffee really well. It added just the right amount of sweetness to the drink. The homemade whip cream was the perfect addition and while not, necessary...you should make it if you can! I could have eaten it with a spoon!
If you are looking for a concoction for Christmas morning or maybe while you watch a movie at night instead of hot cocoa!
1 oz cream
1 oz bourbon
1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
2 oz brewed coffee
*maple candy (optional)
Stir together the cream, bourbon and maple syrup in a mug then pour in the coffee while still stirring. Top with the maple bourbon whip cream and enjoy!
To make whip cream
1/2 cup cold whipping cream
2 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tbsp bourbon
in a mixer, beat the whipping cream until it starts to thicken. Slowly add in the maple syrup and bourbon and keep whipping until very thick. ( you could also add in more sugar if you want it sweeter)
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