2 ounces laird’s applejack brandy
1/4 ounce maple syrup
3–4 dashes black walnut or angostura bitters
1 orange peel
1 cinnamon stick
In a mixing glass, combine maple syrup, bitters, and brandy. Fill glass halfway with ice, then stir vigorously about a dozen times.
Strain into an old-fashioned glass over a giant ice cube.
Squeeze/twist orange peel over the drink to extract oils, rub peel around the rim of the glass, and add to the cocktail.
Garnish with cinnamon stick.