5 Ways You Never Thought of Using Maple Syrup

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Everyone knows maple syrup is for breakfast: pancakes, waffles, french toast and bacon. But here in Vermont, we put it on everything. Think Frank’s Red Hot, but sweeter. At Runamok, we have elevated the possibilities of maple syrup and we love to share its various applications through our products and recipes.

Some of the best ways to try our pure, infused, barrel aged and smoked maple syrups is with our carefully curated Pairing Collections. These come in small 2oz sample sizes that are perfect for testing the waters with numerous flavors. Here are some of our favorite suggested uses for those looking to get creative with maple:

Cheese Pairing

One of our best discoveries is topping different cheeses with maple syrup. The added depth of flavor from our infused, smoked, and barrel-aged syrups takes the joys of cheese to new heights. Our Elderberry and Hibiscus Infused Maple Syrup both pair beautifully with smoked gouda, blue and goat cheese. Our Smoked with Pecan Wood and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup are to die for over brie and Vermont sharp cheddar. Try out these pairings on your next charcuterie board and you will not be disappointed.

Ice Cream Pairing

Maple Syrup Ice Cream Pairing Collection

Who needs hot fudge or caramel when you have nature’s sweetest gift? Our Cocoa Bean Infused Maple is the perfect natural alternative to a not-so-healthy chocolate syrup. Its cocoa leaning flavor gives it a dark chocolate-y punch that goes undeniably well with ice cream. Some of our favorite combinations include our Rum Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup over Butter Pecan, Cinnamon + Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup over Caramel Swirl and Hibiscus Infused with Strawberry Ice Cream.

Tea Pairing

Maple is the best way to start any day. We love adding a hint to sweeten up morning coffee, but it also blends perfectly in tea. Black and spiced tea drinkers will love either Cinnamon + Vanilla or Cardamom Infused in their morning cuppa, while herbal tea drinkers will find our Makrut Lime-leaf Infused Maple Syrup to be the perfect complement. Purists will agree that our Sugarmaker’s Cut (pure organic maple syrup) is the perfect replacement for refined sugar.

Cocktail Pairing

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Since many cocktails start with a base of simple syrup, we thought it was only natural to substitute maple syrup for some creative libations. Our Cocktail Pairing Collection includes our favorite infused syrups for drinks and can be used for cocktails and mocktails alike. Some of our all time favorite recipes include the Maple Margarita, Maple Mai Thai, as well as mocktails like Maple Lemonade and grape spritzers.

Marinades + Grilling with Maple

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Nothing goes together better than sweet and salty. Featuring three unique barrel-aged maple syrups and our signature Smoked with Pecan Wood Maple Syrup, our Smoke & Barrels Pairing Collection is the perfect pack for grilling, marinades, and adding a boozy element to your meal.  Did we mention it also makes a great gift for the man in your life?

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