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17 Delicious Ways To Spike Your Maple Syrup

It's not just for pancakes.

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1. Orange Maple Old-Fashioned

The citrus and dark maple flavours really make this cocktail pop. Recipe here.
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The citrus and dark maple flavours really make this cocktail pop. Recipe here.

2. Maple Bacon Pisco Sour

Sure, maple and bacon have been done before... but never like this. Recipe here.
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Sure, maple and bacon have been done before... but never like this. Recipe here.

3. Maple Mint Vodka Spritzer

Simple, sweet, and refreshing. Recipe here.
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Simple, sweet, and refreshing. Recipe here.

4. Hot Maple Bourbon Apple Cider

Take this drink to the next level with homemade whipped cream and grated nutmeg. Recipe here.
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Take this drink to the next level with homemade whipped cream and grated nutmeg. Recipe here.

5. Maple Whisky Sour

A maple-inspired take on a summer favourite. Recipe here.
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A maple-inspired take on a summer favourite. Recipe here.

6. Maple Bourbon Cocktail

The sweet maple and the warm bourbon make for a smooth, delicious pair. Recipe here.
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The sweet maple and the warm bourbon make for a smooth, delicious pair. Recipe here.

7. The Tequila Healer

Tackle that hangover with fresh ginger, mint, citrus, and a hint of maple. Recipe here.
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Tackle that hangover with fresh ginger, mint, citrus, and a hint of maple. Recipe here.

8. Smoking Blackberry Sage Margarita

Flavours of berries, maple and sage come together for a wickedly good Halloween cocktail. Recipe here.
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Flavours of berries, maple and sage come together for a wickedly good Halloween cocktail. Recipe here.

9. Rosemary Peach Maple Leaf Cocktail

A pinch of smoked sea salt adds a little unexpected smokiness to the earthy maple and rye. Recipe here.
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A pinch of smoked sea salt adds a little unexpected smokiness to the earthy maple and rye. Recipe here.

10. A Long Winter's Nap

The star anise, ginger, lemon, and maple really make this bourbon cocktail sing. Recipe here.
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The star anise, ginger, lemon, and maple really make this bourbon cocktail sing. Recipe here.

11. Apple Cider Swizzle

Spiced rum, almond liqueur, and maple syrup. What else could you want? Recipe here.
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Spiced rum, almond liqueur, and maple syrup. What else could you want? Recipe here.

12. The Nor'easter

Named after winter storms, this bourbon cocktail has the perfect balance ​between​ sweet maple and spicy ginger. Recipe here.
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Named after winter storms, this bourbon cocktail has the perfect balance ​between​ sweet maple and spicy ginger. Recipe here.

13. Smoked Maple Bourbon Chai Tea Toddy

Spike your chai with bourbon and spicy cinnamon. Recipe here.
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Spike your chai with bourbon and spicy cinnamon. Recipe here.

14. Maple Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sour

Not a fan of bourbon? This lemon-y whisky sour really packs a punch. Recipe here.
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Not a fan of bourbon? This lemon-y whisky sour really packs a punch. Recipe here.

15. Maple Cranberry Bourbon Martini

Tart, festive, and elegant. Recipe here.
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Tart, festive, and elegant. Recipe here.

16. Bourbon Ice Tea

Mint simple syrup and maple are a match made in heaven. Recipe here.
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Mint simple syrup and maple are a match made in heaven. Recipe here.

17. Spiced Pumpkin Seed Maple Horchata

Pour yourself a glass of boozy, milky, cinnamony goodness. This recipe works with brandy and dark rum. Recipe here.
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Pour yourself a glass of boozy, milky, cinnamony goodness. This recipe works with brandy and dark rum. Recipe here.