Christmas Syrup and Holiday Cocktails

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8 portions
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  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
  • 1 clove
  • 1 fresh rosemary stem


  1. Wash the orange and remove its peel with a peeler. (Use the flesh for something else.)
  2. Put the peel into a small saucepan with the other ingredients. Boil 2 minutes.
  3. Put into a jar or bottle and allow the herbs to infuse the syrup well.


  1. Pour 30 ml (1 oz) Christmas syrup into an ice-filled glass.
  2. Add 30 ml (1 oz) Québec gin.
  3. Fill with tonic water.
  4. Squeeze a lime quarter over top, drop it into the drink, and serve.


  1. Pour 30 ml (1 oz) Christmas syrup into a wine glass.
  2. Fill with white or sparkling wine.


  1. Pour 30 ml (1 oz) Christmas syrup into an ice-filled glass.
  2. Fill with sparkling water.

QUANTITY: 250 ml (1 cup)

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.