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Holiday Recipes with Crown Royal Maple Finished Whisky

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6.4.4_CrownRoyalCinnamonAppleHappy Holidays everyone. Had enough of those crowds and ridiculously long lines? Only a few more shopping days left before it’s all over. If you’re smart like me, you’ll learn to love online shopping. In the meantime, here are some perfect holiday recipes courtesy of Crown Royal to help you relax during these stressful times. Below are a few fun ones I like to use, as well as a couple new recipes featuring Crown Royal Maple Finished Whisky, the newest member of the Crown Royal family.

Crown Royal Cinnamon Apple

  • Crown Royal® – 1 oz.
  • Goldschlager® Cinnamon Schnapps – .25 oz.
  • Apple Schnapps – .25 oz.
  • Cranberry Juice – 2 oz.

Combine the ingredients, and shake and serve over ice. Garnish with apple slice and cinnamon stick.

Maple Hot Toddy

  • Crown Royal® Maple Finished™ – 1.5 oz.
  • Lemon Juice – 0.25 oz.
  • Honey Syrup – 0.5 oz.
  • Hot Water – to taste

Dry shake all ingredients, except hot water and pour into a coffee mug. Top with hot water. Garnish with a lemon twist spiked with cloves and a cinnamon stick.

Royal GingerSnap

  • Crown Royal® – 1.5 oz.
  • Maraschino Cherry – 1
  • Orange – 1 slice
  • Orange Marmalade – 1 tablespoon
  • Cinnamon – 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar – 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger Syrup – 2 dashes

Muddle orange and maraschino cherry together with marmalade and syrup, and then add Crown Royal. Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass rimmed with cinnamon and sugar. Garnish with orange zest.

Maple Cider

  • Crown Royal® Maple Finished™ – 1.5 oz.
  • Apple Cider – 2 oz.
  • Hot Water – to taste

Dry shake all ingredients, except hot water, and pour into a coffee mug. Top with hot water. Garnish with a half pat of butter.

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Recipes and photo were provided courtesy of Crown Royal.



Alex is a full time consultant with 10+ years experience in the wine & spirits + consumer packaged goods industries. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified and makes a mean caipirinha. When not writing, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or bar hopping.


  1. Mike hapgood Reply

    Maple Crown really doesn’t fit my palate for a cocktail, but I am convinced there is someway I can use it for preparing a marinade or a mop for my pork ribs. Have you got any ideas ? Sorry about the drink, but after 30 years of straight up Crown it just doesn’t work for me.

    • I bought this for my husband and he is having a hard time with it too. Hate to waste a bottle.

    • Gabriele Landau Reply

      We just tried the Maple Crown. For our taste it is way to much maple flavor. It tastes like Maple Syrup with alcohol. Thinking about putting it on our waffles for New Years breakfast

  2. Dyan & Russ Reply

    Try this…….
    Fill a 3.5 oz dessert glass with French vanilla ice cream, then mix in 1 oz of Maple Crown.

  3. Maple taste is nice but a bit overpowering to the point you can no longer enjoy the base Crown Royal. Sorry.

  4. I tried mixing with ginger ale which was good but the maple flavor lingers for a very long time….which can get to be unpleasant….

  5. Ben Jackson Reply

    Crown Royal Maple goes great with Egg Nog during the Holidays or anytime you can find good Egg Nog. Mix to taste. Very smooth

  6. I am also having troubles MIXING this Maple ‘wonder’…I’m still left wondering if I made a big mistake by purchasing it!

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