Happy National Maple Syrup Day on examiner.com

If you love the rich taste of maple syrup, you’re in luck. December 17th is National Maple Syrup Day.  Sweeet!    While the origins of this annual food holiday are unknown, maple syrup has been enjoyed since Native American’s “invented” the syrup centuries ago.   

The Cherry Maple Leaf

The rich, velvety color of this cocktail is reminiscent of fall foliage, while its warming base of brandy and maple wards off autumn’s chill.



1 oz. brandy

1/2 oz. Cherry Heering
1/4 oz. maple syrup
1/4 oz. dry vermouth
Squeeze of lemon juice


Mix the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour over ice into a tumbler to serve. 


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