16 Cocktail Recipes for Summer

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With summer just around the corner, it’s time to trade in drinks meant to warm the bones for light and fruity summer cocktails. After all, there’s nothing better than taking advantage of long summer days with a drink that celebrates the sweet, fruity, flavors of the season. To get you started, we compiled 16 ofRead More

Behind the Bar: Classic Grenadine Cocktails with Emily Morton

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We visited our Runamok cocktail consultant, Emily Morton, at her cocktail lounge – The 126 in Burlington, Vermont – to reimagine some classic cocktails with our brand new Maple Grenadine. Emily Morton wears many hats: 2019 Vermont Bartender of the Year, jazz cocktail lounge proprietor, and walking spirits encyclopedia. We’re also incredibly grateful to haveRead More

Is Sugar in Trouble?

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Here at Runamok we are all about fun and good food but we also believe in keeping it real. If we have a great maple season, we will shout if from the rooftops but if it was meh, we’ll be up front about that too. This was one of those disappointing years. It wasn’t terribleRead More

Community Spotlight: Chef Dan Miele, Bluebird Barbecue

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We have built some great relationships with restaurants who use our maple syrup and one of our favorites is Bluebird Barbecue in Burlington, VT. Their chef, Dan Miele is a long-time fan of cooking with maple syrup and incorporates ours in both traditional and new ways. One of our favorites is his Brussel Sprouts withRead More

5 Ways to Use Our Strawberry Rose Infused Maple Syrup

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FROM THE TEST KITCHEN: FLORAL FAVORITES WITH STRAWBERRY ROSE   Back in time to celebrate spring and summer, this ever-popular limited release has a bright, floral sweetness that is delicious on pancakes, in cocktails, and drizzled over desserts. Made with nothing more than all-organic rose petals, strawberries, and maple syrup, it tastes like summer itself. SHOPRead More

Brunch Recipes for Spring

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There are so many reasons to celebrate in the spring – maple sugaring season, longer days, the return of sunshine here in Vermont, spring equinox, Easter, Passover, Eid, Mother’s Day, and more…   We love an occasion and, to us, spring says brunch. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite brunch recipes to elevate yourRead More

6 Types of Raw Honey Explained

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    One of nature’s great natural sweeteners, honey comes in many different varieties and lends itself to some incredible flavors. As we’re always aiming to elevate your everyday food and beverage experiences, honey was the easy next choice for us. Not only is honey a delicious natural sweetener, but it also carries a numberRead More

News from the Sugarbush: March Update + Bolton Crew Profile

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As I’ve said in a previous update this is backcountry maple: remote, quiet, dangerous, sometimes lonely, and always beautiful. This is what I believe to be the new face of maple in our current climate shift. Maple has become less reliable than when I was a kid. It always seems to come on around townRead More

Honey 101: What Is Raw Honey?

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Our raw honey is about as close as you can get to tasting honey straight from the bee hive… Seriously! This is special stuff. When we decided to expand Runamok into nature’s other exquisite sweetener, we knew we had to start with the highest quality honeys we could possibly source. We dove head-first into a two-year searchRead More

News from the Sugarbush: February 2023 Update

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NEWS FROM THE SUGARBUSH: BOLTON UPDATE From David Aronson, Bolton Woods Crew Lead We are around 4,000 taps left from being done on the Bone Mtn section of Bolton. That will bring us around 44,000 taps out in 7 weeks of tapping, in what I can only define as a backcountry maple forest. It’s notRead More

Collaboration: Burlap & Barrel Royal Cinnamon Infused Maple Syrup

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Meet our Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Collaboration Series: Royal Cinnamon Infused Maple Syrup   When the opportunity arose to do this collaboration with our friends at Burlap & Barrel back in 2021, we couldn’t say yes quickly enough. Burlap & Barrel offers a massive array of beautiful spices, equitably sourced from all corners ofRead More

Collaboration: Burlap & Barrel Smoked Star Anise Infused Maple Syrup

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Meet our Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Collaboration Series: Smoked Star Anise Infused Maple Syrup When the opportunity arose to do this original collaboration with our friends at Burlap & Barrel back in 2021, we couldn’t say yes quickly enough. Burlap & Barrel offers a massive array of beautiful spices, equitably sourced from all cornersRead More

Tales from the Sugarbush: How 80,000 Trees Untapped Themselves!

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Tales from the Sugarbush: Winter 2018  What happens when you have to tap 80,000 trees, twice? This is what we mean when we talk about “drama” in the sugarbush. While we do our best to be prepared for every variable that the woods and weather may throw at us, there are some things we haveRead More

A Look Inside with Laura: The Sorkin’s Visit to a Caribbean Cocoa Farm

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Runamok co-founder, chef, farmer, and author, Laura Sorkin, takes us behind the scenes in this spotlight series, starting with our limited-release Cocoa Bean. The family and I had the good fortune to visit Trinidad and Tobago this past holiday. While we loved the people we met, the food, and beaches, it was a visit toRead More

Maple Syrup 101: A Look in the Toolbox

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We have talked about how to tap a tree a few times here on our blog. This time around we thought we would get a little more granular and highlight some of the tools we use as a means of explaining what we do. Some are basic and others peculiar, but they all tell theRead More

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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NEED SOMETHING SWEET FOR YOUR SWEETIE? 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 or flowers like every other couple on the block, but we all know nothing says “I love you” like aRead More

Breakfast and Beyond: Our Favorite Uses for Runamok

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Glaze Craze Both maple and honey lend themselves to some amazing glazes. They provide just the right touch of sweetness when paired with savory, salty, spicy, umami flavors that are perfect over meat, vegetables, noodles, and more. A few of our delicious glazed recipes: Broiled Salmon with Smoked Maple and Dijon Fried Brussels’ Sprouts withRead More

6 Easy Batch Cocktails for your Holiday Table

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Our favorite festive cocktails with a touch of Runamok maple sweetness and a whole lot of flavor – perfect to batch for hosting a holiday crowd or to enjoy on a quiet night in!   First Snowfall A collaboration with our friends at Blake Hill Preserves featuring our Runamok Coffee Infused Maple Syrup, this cocktailRead More

Join the Pie Party: Sweet and Savory Pie Recipes for Fall

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Can you name a more quintessential fall food than fresh baked pie? …Don’t worry, we’ll wait. There is nothing more iconically autumn than pie, aside from maybe apples and pumpkins, which are really just pies waiting to happen. Needless to say, we love pie here at Runamok. Thanksgiving pie, Christmas pie, weeknight dinner pie –Read More

Our Best Halloween Recipes for Your Next Party

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Spooky meets sweet with these Halloween treats. Whether you’re brewing up some festive potions to get into the spooky spirit, or are more interested in treats than tricks, we’ve chosen a few of our favorite Halloween recipes to celebrate the season…    

Behind the Scenes: Infused and Hot Honey

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The years we spent honing our skills at infusing maple have been applied to this new category of honey with excellent results… WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RAW AND INFUSED HONEY? If you’ve been following along with Runamok honey, you’ve probably heard us tout the benefits of raw honey as “honey straight from the hive.” Infused honey,Read More

New Release: On the Hunt for Tupelo Honey

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  This spring, on our bee safari down in Florida, we met up with the Cantu family, who are one of the producers of our Florida Orange Blossom Honey. In addition to showing us around the orange groves, we had an incredibly special opportunity to follow them on a different mission: the pursuit of rare tupelo honey.   WHAT IS TUPELORead More

Honey 101: The Art of Beekeeping

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We went behind the scenes with our bee guide, Todd Hardie, at his home in Vermont last month to get a tour of a hive and learn the ins and outs of beekeeping.   WHAT GOES INTO A HIVE? We’ve laid out basic beekeeping terminology in our Honey 101: Beekeeper’s Glossary – a somewhat cheeky,Read More

Citrus Greening: What is it and how is it affecting honey?

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This spring, our co-founders Eric and Laura traveled with our bee guide, Todd, down to Florida to meet with our producer partners in the area to source a new crop of Florida Orange Blossom Honey (check out their trip in our Bee Safari video series here). Unfortunately, sourcing Florida Orange Blossom Honey this year provedRead More

Cheese and Honey Pairing Guide

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We are very proud to be based in a state that values high quality food. We routinely top the lists for “best-of” beer, our maple products are renowned, and we produce more excellent fruits and vegetables for a northern state than you might expect. But we are exceptionally proud of the cheese that is churnedRead More

Honey 101: Beekeeper’s Glossary

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The somewhat cheeky, highly anthropomorphized guide to honeybees.   Apiary (n.): a collection of beehives, also known as a beeyard. In most places, these need protection from bears, skunks, and other wildlife in the form of electric fencing. With all respect to Pooh, they are after the bee larvae more than the ‘hunny’, though youRead More

On Trend: Hibiscus is Having its Moment

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When we first began infusing bright, tart, tropical hibiscus into our traditional Vermont maple syrup it was a bit of a shock to many maple purists. Today – while still a novel idea in maple – hibiscus is finally getting the celebration we think it has always deserved! According to reputable sources like Forbes, Mashed, and the New York Times: HibiscusRead More

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