(Makes 2 drinks)
1 ounce maple syrup
2 ounces fresh orange juice
1/2 - 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
8 dashes bitters
1 slice orange, about 1/2 inch thick, plus more slices for garnish
4 ounces bourbon
Sparkling water, chilled
In a small pitcher or cocktail shaker, combine the syrup, orange juice, lemon juice and bitters. Add the orange slice and muddle lightly. Add bourbon and stir well. Divide mixture into two rocks glasses. Fill the glasses with ice, top with sparkling water and garnish with a half-slice of orange.
NOTE: I made a non-alcoholic version, too, for a non-drinker, and it was pretty darn good, too! Just don't add bourbon; all else is the same.