Maple Cardamom Old Fashioned

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For the old fashioned:
2 ounces bourbon
1 scant teaspoons maple syrup
1 dash cardamom bitters
Ice, to serve
1 twist orange peel, for garnish

For the cardamom bitters:
1 heaping tablespoon cardamom pods, crushed slightly
one 1-inch piece cinnamon stick
1/2 cup 100 proof vodka

In a rocks glass, stir together the bourbon and maple syrup.
Top with bitters and ice and stir once or twice more.
Garnish with a twist of orange peel.
For the cardamom bitters:
In a mason jar or container with a tight-fitting lid, cover cardamom pods and cinnamon stick with vodka. Secure lid and let sit at room temperature for 5 to 7 days.
Strain and discard cardamom and cinnamon. Store bitters at room temperature.