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Maple Sour

HG Wine & Bar

Maple Sour

Recipe by Hopson Grace

If you're going to indulge in something sweet this month, make it maple syrup. Filled with potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium in concentrations 15 times higher than honey, it's a natural alternative to processed sugar. Early settlers in Canada and the U.S. Northeast learned about sugar maples from Native Americans. The Ojibwa called the "sugaring off" period in March "maple moon" or "sugar month." If you have no plans to visit an authentic sugar shack, this recipe will fill the void. Morning, noon or night, this is one sugar you can feel good about.Sweet and sour collide in this tangy cocktail that features rum, grapefruit juice, maple syrup and aromatic bitters.


  • 1 ⅔ shot rum

  • ⅓ shot maple syrup

  • 1 shot freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice

  • 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters


  • Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into a coupe glass.

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