Cocktails infused with flavor

Despite the lingering chill in the air this week, warm-weather entertaining is about to take off.

And we’re happy to share a cocktail recipe created by Laura Sorkin, co-founder of Runamok Maple.

The Vermont-based company offers a line of organic, infused maple syrups – think elderberry, hibiscus flower, cardamom or cinnamon and vanilla – that add unexpected depth to a number of recipes.

We used our Cardamom Infused Maple Syrup sample in Sorkin’s peach sangria recipe this past weekend.

Perhaps it was a bit early in the season for such a drink, but we know we’ll revisit this recipe – which yields one drink, so duplicate as needed – in coming months.



1 cup red wine
1 peach or nectarine, sliced and pit removed
Juice of half an orange
1 tablespoon Cardamom or Cinnamon + Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup (or to taste)


Add all ingredients together and stir. Let the mixture sit in the refrigerator for an hour to blend the flavors. Serve in a large glass over ice with orange-rind garnish.

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– Mary Shustack

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