Easy Summer Cocktails & Mocktails

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Meet our favorite (and easiest!) three-ingredient summertime drinks… While our infused maple, honey, and cocktail collections are fabulous for elevating your food and beverages to new heights – not everything has to be so complex. We’ve spent years developing flavor profiles that are robust, bright, and balanced, bringing the flavor to you. Our syrups andRead More

5 Simple and Delicious Uses for Hot Honey

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We’ve taken hot honey to the next level… Forget hot honey that is one note, hot-for-hot-sake, and lacking depth and nuance. We’ve kicked it up a notch with a trio of hot honeys infused with bold and unique peppers geared toward a culinary palate. We’ve used our experience in infusing the finest ingredients into nature’sRead More

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Father’s Day is right around the corner, so why not take a minute to send a sweet surprise to your favorite guy. From Barrel-Aged Maple Syrups, Hot and Smoky Honeys, to fun, easy-drinking Cocktail Mixers, we’ve got something for every father-figure in your life. THE RUNAMOK FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE For all the dads, grandpas, father-figures, brothers,Read More

Feature: Vermont Business Magazine “Sky’s the Limit” cover May 2022

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Runamok is proud to be the cover feature of Vermont Business Magazine’s May 2022 issue: “Sky’s the Limit: Curt Alpeter, Laura Sorkin, Eric Sorkin, and Runamok.” We’re looking forward to what the future holds… “We’re really a specialty food company,” Alpeter said. “We started out in maple, but we’ve branched into cocktail mixers and intoRead More

The End of Sugaring Season: Pulling Taps

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Once the crazed rush of the sugaring season is over, we pull out all 125,000+ taps that took roughly seven weeks to put in. The difference with untapping over tapping is that it is less time sensitive, less cold and generally less stressful. When we start putting them in in January, there is always uncertaintyRead More

Happy Earth Day: Sustainability Spotlight

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HAPPY EARTH DAY! The way we see it, both maple and honey are products that work for a better environment and not against it. At Runamok, we believe protecting the land is of the utmost importance. Both maple and honey are gifts from nature and we endeavor to show our appreciation by protecting the naturalRead More

News from the Sugarbush: 2022 Season Wrap Up

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The season is winding down here in northwest Vermont. The sap is still running but there are signs of spring everywhere… Spring is here in Vermont, from red salamanders to the first ramps (wild leeks). The sugar maples have not yet started to bud but the red maples are about to burst with flowers. WhenRead More

Runamok Bee Safari

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How do we source our honey? On a Bee Safari, of course! Runamok’s founders, Eric and Laura Sorkin, went down to Florida in April with our bee expert Todd Hardie to meet with beekeepers, visit hives, and source the best raw varietal honeys nature has to offer. When we decided to add honey to the RunamokRead More

Honey 101: Why Does Honey Crystallize?

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Whether you’re looking at a jar of raw Runamok honey or are just curious about the natural phenomenon, we’re here to help clear up the question of crystallization.  The carbohydrates in honey (i.e. the natural sugars) are what cause crystallization. Almost all pure honey, particularly raw honey, is naturally going to crystallize over time. TheRead More

Runamok New Flavor Contest 2022

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Runamok New Flavor Contest Thanks for playing! The ballots are tallied, the numbers are crunched, and the results are in…the winner of our 2022 New Flavor Contest is: PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN MAPLE SYRUP! Our R&D experts have been hard at work in the flavor lab to bring your top choice to fruition… OUT NOW – PLACERead More

Community Spotlight: Robin Karides, a.k.a. The House Mouse

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We really enjoy seeing our products in the wild, especially in the hands of creative people. We noticed an amateur mixologist, Robin Karides, a.k.a. @TheHouseMouse, on Instagram was concocting some incredible cocktails with our maple and honey. She not only has inventive drinks and gorgeous pictures of them, but there is always a short storyRead More

Limited Release: Knotweed Raw Honey

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For many, the name Knotweed rings a bell, and not necessarily in a good way. A pesky invasive species that ecologists would like to eradicate entirely, this plant offers a surprising benefit to bees at a time when pollen is particularly hard to come by. What we found even more surprising was just how deliciousRead More

News from the Sugarbush: February 2022 Updates

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Temperatures are fluctuating and that means the sap has started to run! We’re back with our woods director, Scott St. Onge, for an update on how the early sugaring season is shaping up: With the warm weather, the sap has been flowing which has our woods crew switching gears from tapping (that is, putting spoutsRead More

Spotlight On: Cocoa Bean Infused Maple Syrup

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This January, chocolate and maple come together for one of our most popular limited releases. Cocoa Bean Infused Maple Syrup is back by popular demand! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now is the time to show that special someone you really care. Sure, you could just pick up another box of chocolates orRead More

Super Bowl Recipes for the Big Game

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Score Big with these Fan Favorites! As football season heads into its final week, it’s not too late to call an audible and substitute your usual game day staples with some promising new recruits. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite recipes to serve up during the big game. Whether you or your watch teamRead More

News from the Sugarbush: January 2022 Updates

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The sugarbushes are bustling in Cambridge and Bolton. We caught up with our woods director, Scott St. Onge, for an update on how the sugaring season is kicking off. “Both Cambridge and Bolton crews have been tapping since the start of January. We have had some interesting weather thus far with a rollercoaster of temperaturesRead More

Cold Weather Cocktails 101: The Hot Toddy

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Here in northwestern Vermont we just got our first big snow storm that left us 14 fluffy inches of the white stuff. This weekend will see temperatures of -15 F with a bit of wind to make sure you can’t ignore it. While many would say, “no thank you” to such weather, we see itRead More

Limited Release: Basswood Blossom Raw Honey

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Basswood Blossom Raw Honey: Tasting Notes The first of our Limited Release honeys, our Basswood Blossom Honey is a raw, varietal honey that is reminiscent of spring. It seems mild at first taste, but then blooms into a complex, sweet flavor that is bright and minty. Use this honey for tea or on lighter cheeses,Read More

New Year 2022: A Note from our Founders

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM RUNAMOK! A Note from our Founders: How to sum up 2021? Hopeful. Frustrating. Just when it seemed we were heading for better times, covid would throw another curve ball and upend our plans. We had a very nice month or two without masks at the plant this summer before Delta hadRead More

Holiday Hosting Guide

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The holidays are a time to relax, reflect, and enjoy time with loved ones. If you’re hosting this holiday season, it is probably because you’re looking forward to inviting your friends and family over for a shared meal and revelry. In practice, however, preparing a sumptuous feast for a group can feel like the oppositeRead More

Producer Spotlight: Winter Apiaries

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The Winter family, who supplied our first batch of Florida Orange Blossom Honey and Beekeeper’s Cut Raw Honey, have been producing honey and providing pollination services for over 50 years. Run by Bonnie, Wayne, their son Dan, and other family members, they manage 2,000 to 2,500 hives that they move throughout the year. The summerRead More

Limited Release: Snow Globe Sparkle Syrup

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We are excited to announce our latest limited release: Snow Globe Sparkle Syrup! This seasonal version of Sparkle Syrup® beckons feelings of Vermont in the winter and cozy holidays at home. We’ve taken our best-selling Sparkle Syrup and given it a new, winter-inspired label that you’re sure to fall in love with. WHAT’S IN A LABEL? When we’reRead More

Meet our bee guide: Todd Hardie

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Todd Hardie has been instrumental in educating us about bees and honey. Considered the bee guru of the north country, we are very lucky to have him as a guide in this field, that we are learning is complex and fascinating. He has taught us what to look for in the different flavors you mightRead More

Behind the Bar: The Golden Ratio 101

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Nature’s Golden Ratio Cocktails are maple trees… hear me out… The perfect cocktail is sculpted with the perfect golden ratio, and perfect golden ratios are found in the branches of maple trees. Nature’s golden ratio is a proportion (approximately 1:1.61) that occurs frequently on earth and is used all over human endeavors such as art,Read More

6 Ways to Use Our Coffee Infused Maple Syrup

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Our Coffee Infused Maple Syrup is the perfect pairing of two bold flavors. Combining the caramel sweetness of maple with coffee’s nuanced chocolate and almond, we’ve created a flavor entirely different from all others. Use it on your morning waffles, make the ultimate coffee-milk (ask someone from Rhode Island) or drizzle it over vanilla iceRead More

News from the Sugarbush: Summer 2021 in the Sugarbush

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  If the sugaring season is winter and spring, what goes on in the sugarbush during the rest of the year? It depends on the size of your operation but for a larger outfit like ours, the summer and fall are for maintenance. We have over 700 miles of tubing snaking throughout the woods andRead More

Behind the Bar: The Four Aromatic Golden Ratios of Cocktails

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Balance is the most important factor in creating an excellent aromatic cocktail. Balance in cocktails started very basically with the Old Fashioned and has evolved through time to become quite complicated indeed. The Old Fashioned was originally just called “the cocktail” as it was the first time in recorded bar recipes where three ingredients wereRead More

Behind the Bar: The Golden Ratio of Sour Cocktails

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Sour Cocktails: It’s All About Balance What sets a really wonderful cocktail apart from a really average cocktail is balance. A cocktail must be boozy, but not overpowering, sweet, but not too sickly, and savory, but not too tart. The easiest way to create a balanced cocktail at home is to follow and variate offRead More

11 Great Summer Cocktail Recipes

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Not to jinx the trend, but things are looking up here in these United States. We are all busting out of our pandemic cocoons and letting ourselves believe in a world of hugging someone outside our household. And at this point, just shaking a hand feels good. With cautious optimism, we are planning social gatheringsRead More

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 bestRead More