It’s time to expand your maple consumption beyond a drizzle over pancakes or a dram shaken into a cocktails. From beer and bourbon to spun sugar and sausage, here are seven more ways to get a maple fix.
Chatham Brewing Maple Amber
Available on draft at the brewery’s taproom, this traditional, malt-forward, 5.5-percent ABV amber ale gets is gentle sweetness from the addition of Columbia County Grade B dark amber maple syrup.
59 Main St, Chatham; 518.697.0059
Crown Maple Sugar
Crown Maple’s estate-produced syrup is boiled in small batches to remove moisture and then sifted to create this organic maple syrup that can be substituted one-for-one for cane sugar. The brand also makes maple sugar pearls to sprinkle over cookies, muffins, and baked goods for a burst of sweet, maple flavor.
47 McCourt Rd, Dover Plains; 845.877.0640
Grottoli’s Maple Cotton Candy
Everyone’s childhood favorite sugar fix gets a NYS maple upgrade at Grottoli’s, where a mix of sugar and syrup is spun into this light, melt-in-your-mouth treat.
91 Ritchie Rd, Middle Granville
Jacüterie Maple-Jalapeño Sausage
For this fresh sausage, Founder Jack Peele flavors luscious grinds of fatty pork with Soukup Farms maple syrup and zingy bits of jalapeños. Can’t get enough maple-pork products? Jacüterie also makes a smoked Crown Maple bacon.
Saturday pickup only at 11 Dutchess Ave, Millerton
Penny Lick Maple Salted Caramel Ice Cream
A signature flavor at Ellen Sledge’s small-batch scoop shop, this rich maple ice cream is made with Soukup Farms syrup and studded with flecks of salty caramel.
580 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914.525.1580
Ronnybrook Maple-Vanilla Creamline Yogurt
So much better than the big, mass-market supermarket yogurts, Ronnybrook’s rich Creamline Yogurts are made with whole milk from Hudson Valley-grazed cows, contain live cultures, and are flavored with pure ingredients like real maple syrup and vanilla.
310 Prospect Hill Rd, Ancramdale; 800.772.6455
Taconic Distillery Double Barrel Maple Bourbon
This straight whiskey gleans just a hint of sweetness from the double-barrel aging process, during which the spirit is aged for a minimum of four years, then finished for an additional six months in spent maple syrup barrels.
179 Bowen Rd, Stanfordville; 845.393.4583