Crown Maple Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20%

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Crown Maple cocktail is a delightful blend of Crown Royal Maple Finished Whisky and apple cider, garnished with a cinnamon stick. It's a perfect drink for those who enjoy a sweet, warming cocktail with a hint of spice. This cocktail is particularly popular in the fall and winter months, when the flavors of maple and apple cider are in season.

How Crown Maple Tastes?

The Crown Maple cocktail is a sweet and warming drink with a hint of spice. The maple flavor of the whisky is complemented by the sweet and tangy apple cider, while the cinnamon adds a touch of warmth and spice.

Interesting facts about Crown Maple

  • The Crown Maple cocktail is made with Crown Royal Maple Finished Whisky, which is a blend of Crown Royal whiskies infused with the natural flavor of maple.
  • This cocktail is often garnished with a cinnamon stick, which not only adds flavor but also makes the drink look more festive.
  • The Crown Maple cocktail is particularly popular in the fall and winter months, when the flavors of maple and apple cider are in season.


  • Crown royal maple finished whisky: 1.5 oz(45ml)
  • Apple cider: 4 oz(120ml)
  • Cinnamon stick: 1

Crown Royal Maple Finished Whisky

The heart of this cocktail, Crown Royal Maple Finished Whisky, brings a velvety smoothness with a kiss of maple sweetness. Its unique flavor complements the tartness of the apple cider and the spiciness of the cinnamon. If you skimp on it, you won’t get that royal feeling, and the cocktail may taste too weak. Pour generously, but not too royal, lest you overshadow the other flavors.

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Apple Cider

Apple cider adds a crisp, fruity tartness that balances the sweet notes of the whisky. It's like inviting autumn into your glass. If you use less, the drink might become a whisky-heavy affair, losing its harmonious flavor marriage. No cider on hand? Try substituting with sparkling apple juice for a bubbly twist.

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Cinnamon Stick

A stick of cinnamon is like the scepter that rules this royal concoction; it adds an aromatic warmth and an elegant visual touch to the drink. Leave it out, and you take away the regal spice that crowns this cocktail. If you don't have a cinnamon stick, a small pinch of ground cinnamon can serve in a pinch, but use it sparingly or you'll end up in a spice predicament.

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Recipe. How to make Crown Maple Drink

  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Pour 1.5 oz of Crown Royal Maple Finished Whisky over the ice.
  3. Top with 4 oz of apple cider.
  4. Stir well to combine.
  5. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Pro Tips

  • For a more festive look, you can rim the glass with sugar before pouring the drink.
  • For a stronger cinnamon flavor, you can add a few drops of cinnamon extract to the drink.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese Platter: A selection of sharp cheeses, like cheddar, will complement the sweet and warming notes of the whisky and the cinnamon.
  • Pulled Pork Sliders: The smoky flavor of the pork alongside the tangy BBQ sauce pairs nicely with the apple cider sweetness.


  • Apple Pie: To mirror the apple notes in the cider, an apple pie makes for a delectable pairing.
  • Cinnamon Rolls: Enhances the warmth of the cinnamon stick used in the cocktail.

Non-Alcoholic Options

  • Sparkling Water: Keeps the palate cleansed without overwhelming the cocktail's flavors.
  • Hot Tea: A nice herbal or black tea without sweeteners can complement the cocktail's warmth.

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What you could change in Crown Maple

If you don't have Crown Royal Maple Finished Whisky, you can substitute it with any other maple-flavored whisky. If you don't have apple cider, you can use apple juice instead, although the flavor will be slightly different.

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Smoky Maple

  • Replace regular apple cider with smoky applewood-flavored cider.
  • Add a dash of chipotle powder. This twist introduces a smoky dimension that dances with the maple whisky, creating a more complex flavor profile. The chipotle powder adds a subtle heat that will warm your soul.

Crown Maple Apple Fizz

  • Switch apple cider with sparkling apple juice.
  • Add a splash of club soda. This version adds a refreshing carbonation to the drink, making it lighter and more effervescent. The sparkling apple juice will make the drink a bit sweeter, so it's perfect for those with a sweet tooth.

Spiced Orchard

  • Infuse the whisky with additional spices like clove and star anise before mixing.
  • Garnish with a slice of dehydrated apple. By infusing the whisky with more spices, you'll get a deeper flavor that encapsulates the essence of fall. The dehydrated apple slice offers a chewy contrast and intensifies the apple theme.

In case you forgot basics how to make Crown Maple

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Crown Maple

What makes Crown Royal Whisky special?

Crown Royal Whisky is a blended Canadian whisky that is rich and robust, with hints of vanilla and fruit. It is produced in Manitoba, Canada, and is renowned for its smoothness and quality.

What can I pair with the Crown Maple cocktail?

The sweet and warming flavors of the Crown Maple cocktail pair well with savory snacks, such as cheese and crackers, as well as sweet desserts like apple pie or maple-glazed donuts.

Can I make the Crown Maple cocktail without alcohol?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version of the cocktail by substituting the whisky with a maple-flavored syrup or a non-alcoholic maple-flavored beverage. The taste will be slightly different, but you will still get the delicious flavors of maple, apple, and cinnamon.

What is the difference between apple cider and apple juice?

Apple cider is a less filtered version of apple juice and has a more robust and tangy flavor. It also tends to be more cloudy in appearance than apple juice.

Can I make this cocktail in large batches for parties?

Yes, the Crown Maple cocktail can easily be made in larger quantities. Just be sure to keep the ratio of ingredients the same for the best flavor.

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