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Infused Maple Syrup Cocktail Recipes

December 6, 2021

When self-described “spirits geek” Amy Yakuboff hosts a party, there’s bound to be a glass of sparkling “welcome wine” at the door, a whiskey flight to sample, and a dozen different flavors of cocktail bitters to choose from. “I love to introduce new flavors and spirits to friends,” she says. 

Yakuboff is not just a consummate hostess; she’s a bona fide expert. With a Level II WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) certification, she puts her passion for exploring cultures through their libations and her creativity behind the bar to work as Brand Manager at Flaviar, the world’s largest online, members-only premium spirits club. We asked her to come up with some holiday cocktail recipes using our limited-edition organic infused maple syrups, and she invented two drinks worthy of your seasonal sipping. For fans of rum cocktails, there’s a festive rum punch with notes of cinnamon and vanilla, and for those chilly winter nights, she showed us how to make a hot toddy that will keep you cozy.

Pa-Rum-Pum-Pum Punch Recipe

Don’t let bad memories of spiced rum from college get in the way of you trying this cocktail! Using a high-quality dark rum and an amazing ingredient like this maple syrup helps to reinvigorate “spiced” rum. Cinnamon and vanilla bean are always wonderful complements to rum. YUM.

Yield: 1 cocktail 

Ingredients

2 ounces dark rum (Amy recommends Ten To One Dark Rum)

1 ounces fresh lime juice

0.75 ounces Thrive Market Organic Infused Maple Syrup, Cinnamon & Vanilla Bean

Lemon peel, to garnish

Instructions

Shake ingredients together with ice and double strain* over a large ice cube in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon peel. 

*Tip: Double straining ensures that the broken ice chips from shaking the cocktail don’t end up in your cocktail. 

Maple Hot Toddy Recipe

It’s fun and easy to set up a hot toddy station at a holiday gathering, and it only requires a little bit of prep. Stock up on heatsafe mugs and an insulated carafe for your hot water. Put out a bowl of halved lemons along with your whiskey of choice, maple syrup, cinnamon sticks, and a jigger for easy measuring.  

Yield: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

1.5 ounces Scotch (Amy suggests a Speyside Scotch like Aberfeldy, or try Irish whiskey, bourbon, or rye)

0.75 ounces Thrive Market Organic Maple Syrup, Aged in Bourbon Barrels 

Juice from half a lemon

5 ounces hot water

1 Thrive Market Organic Cinnamon Stick 

Instructions

Combine Scotch, syrup, and lemon juice into a mug and top with hot water. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. 

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Drink Recipes, Holiday Recipes

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Kirby Stirland

Kirby Stirland is a writer, editor, and New York transplant living in Los Angeles.

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