Celebrate the transition into warm weather with these signature cocktails that feature maple syrup beyond the traditional pancakes and waffles.

Whether you’re planning to head to the maple capital of Manchester, VT, or escape to the Catskills to Cooperstown, NY, the below properties have created two specialty cocktails to enjoy maple syrup with a twist.

Police + Thieves maple syrup cocktail, cocktails

Police + Thieves

Photo Courtesy of Seth Dunne

Police + Thieves

The Copper Grouse (Manchester, VT)

The Copper Grouse, a new restaurant in Manchester, VT that celebrates the bounty of Vermont’s four seasons, has created a maple cocktail – Police + Thieves ($12) – the perfect balance of sweet and tart to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Mad River Rum
  • 1 oz. Applejack Liquor
  • 1/2 oz. Amaro Nonino
  • 1/2 oz. Maple Syrup
  • 1 dash Peychauds

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a glass and stir. Garnish with a lemon peel.


Sappling Slide maple syrup cocktail, cocktails

Sappling Slide

Photo Courtesy of The Otesaga Resort

Sappling Slide

The Otesaga Resort’s Hawkeye Bar & Grill (Cooperstown, NY)

For those who want their maple syrup in a more grown up fashion can stop by The Otesaga Resort’s Hawkeye Bar & Grill for the Sappling Slide ($7) – a sweet take on a morning beverage.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 oz. New York Maple Syrup
  • 1 oz. Cognac
  • 1/2 oz. Godiva White Chocolate
  • 1 oz. Orange Juice

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a glass and stir. Garnish with an orange slice.