Maple syrup is underutilized and often looked over because of honey and agave. It also gets placed in autumn drinks, but it can be used for so much more. It's a soft type of sweet that doesn't linger, and can taste different depending on where it came from.
1.5oz bourbon or whiskey
0.5oz pure maple syrup
0.5oz fresh lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain and serve up, garnished with either lemon peel or a cinnamon stick.