Winter Drinks | Cinnamon Maple Bourbon

Winter Drinks | Cinnamon Maple Bourbon

Hi, y’all! I’m Gabi and I’m the blogger over at By Gabriella, a space where I like to share entertaining tips, DIY projects, and most importantly – tasty cocktail recipes. You can imagine my excitement when Corina asked me to contribute to her blog, it essentially resulted in me jumping around with actual joy. Really, though. Well, now that you’ve heard enough about how easily I get excited, let’s get to the good part. The boozy part.

There’s nothing more magical to me than a cold snowy day, cozied up at home devouring a new book – or perhaps even watching a holiday movie. Those movies never get old, especially the ‘bad’ ones. You know what I’m talking about, those scrumptiously terrible Hallmark and Lifetime movies that all end the exact same way. Though, I still love them. It’s the cozy winter vibes and decked halls that make Boston’s frigid winter so tolerable.

Now, take that perfect cozy day, and add a tasty winter cocktail. It’s somehow even better. Is there a word for better than perfect? Whether or not that exists, this bourbon cocktail does and it’s my new favorite wintery drink. I’ve recently become much more of a bourbon fan than I ever thought I could or would be. I find myself gravitating to the bourbon cocktails on menus when we’re dining out, or electing to make cocktails featuring bourbon for friends when we’re hosting them right here in our home.





3 parts bourbon

1 part maple syrup

1 cinnamon stick

1 lemon

Sprinkle of cinnamon (for garnish)



Fill glass halfway with ice.

Add bourbon and maple syrup.

Add cinnamon stick.

Slice lemon into rounds.

Garnish with one lemon slice & a sprinkle of cinnamon.




Are you a fan of bourbon or do you tend to avoid it? I started out the latter, and have become the former. I’m constantly experimenting with bourbon and would love to know your favorite way to enjoy the spirit