Runamok Maple is located in northern Vermont, along the western slopes of Mount Mansfield. Spanning 1,100 acres in Cambridge and 250 acres in Fairfield, our crew taps 81,000 trees to bring you one of Mother Nature’s most exquisite pleasures: pure maple syrup.
Throughout the sugaring season, the flavor of the syrup varies due to temperature, moisture and acts of nature that remain a mystery even to the experts. As it changes, we constantly taste it until we hit the absolute peak of flavor. Since this is the syrup we bottle for ourselves, we call it The Sugarmaker’s Cut.
Along with our pure maple syrup, they have created a collection of infused, smoked and barrel-aged maple syrups. Maple marries exceptionally well with a variety of flavors. Some of them are tried and true like cinnamon and vanilla and some are unexpectedly out of this world, like our original Makrut lime-leaf.
Here’s one of our favorite recipes using Runamok Maple – especially this time of year!
- 8 oz dry red wine – we suggest Caliterra Cabernet Sauvignon
- ½ clementine orange, sliced
- 1 Tbsp white rum
- 1 Tbsp Cardamom Infused Maple Syrup
- 1 Tbsp Ginger Infused Maple Syrup or Cinnamon+Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup
- ½ Tbsp raisins (optional)
- 1 whole clove
- Cinnamon stick garnish (optional)
Put all of the ingredients in a medium sized pot and place on a stove at medium flame. Bring to a stage where it is barely simmering and then turn off the heat. Let sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld and then ladle into mugs or punch glasses with a cinnamon stick garnish. Portions are for 1 generous drink. Size up accordingly.
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