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Après Sweet: 3 Reasons You Need Maple Syrup on Your Next Ski Vacation

It’s a bit frosty up here in SAPJACK country these days. And you can be sure that whenever the weather outside is frightful, our single-source organic maple syrup offers many ways to delight you.

Simply stated, SAPJACK pairs well with winter.

When the forecast calls for February, many folks seek out a warm-weather getaway while others take advantage of snowy slopes and forests to treat themselves to a wintery adventure (think skiing, skating, sledding, snowshoeing, and more).

Whether you’re schussing through the snow, cutting figure eights on skates, or hunkering down in front of a fire, we’ve got a few appetizing reasons to make maple a part of your stay.

3 SWEET REASONS TO BRING SYRUP with you SKIing

1. Hitting the Slopes Deserves a Sweet Meal

Don’t deny it – skiing can make you super hungry.

So, because we know you’ll be building up an appetite, our crew came up with a few great brunch, apps, and dinner ideas that make maple the star attraction.

For Brunch:

  • Maple Granola — Need some portable energy for your wind-chilled outdoor activities. Try this maple-fortified treat. 
  • Maple Bacon — Who knew it is possible to improve on the world-renowned flavor of bacon? Skeptical? Try our recipe.

For Apps:

  • Maple Sriracha Chicken Wings — OK, here’s an appetizer platter that is sure to warm the palate (and tantalize cold nostrils).
  • Baked Brie with Maple — Another snack that is sure to please, this one’s full name is “Baked Brie Wrapped in Puff Pastry with Almonds, Rosemary, Thyme, and Maple.”

For Dinner:

  • Peppery Maple-Glazed Pork Tenderloin — Talk about a killer après-ski entrée, this pork tenderloin dish is a sure-fire winner.
  • Maple Salmon — Rich in flavor and lean protein, here’s another nutritious, palate-pleasing main course brought to you by the humble maple tree.

2. SOME APRÈS SKI IMBIBING

The secret is out. Maple is not just a healthful “hero ingredient”, it’s also a natural addition to sweeten up any mouthwatering menu of alcoholic and non-alcoholic concoctions.

Here are a few of our best cocktails and beverages made with maple:

Without Alcohol:

  • Maple Chai Latte — This piping hot pick-me-up is a great way to start the day, especially when the mercury is huddled at the bottom of the thermometer. 
  • Maple Hot Chocolate — Here’s another cold-weather favorite for winter lovers of all ages, one invented by the ancient Mayans and, we think, made better by maple.
  • Maple Hot Toddy — Just hearing the words “hot toddy” can begin to make you feel warm inside. This one calls for bourbon, tea, an orange wedge, and (yum) some SAPJACK syrup.

With Alcohol:

  • Bloody Mary — This bloody good brunch staple blends the usual ingredients with a savory maple bacon garnish.
  • Maple Martini — Cheers! Try this maple, bourbon, and cranberry twist on the ever-versatile, universally popular martini.
  • Trees Knees — Inspired by a Prohibition-era fave called the Bees Knees; this refreshing elixir replaces honey (from the bees) with a little something from the trees … maple syrup! 

3. Maple + Snow…Make the Most of it!

Now we’re not suggesting you bring a bottle of maple syrup with you on the slopes, but we’re also not, not suggesting it. If you can find a safe way to do it, then so be it, but you may want to save this sweet hack for when you get home.

All you’ll need is the following:

  • Snow
  • Maple Syrup.

Yep. That’s it.


We hope you’ll accept our invitation to enliven your wintertime activities with SAPJACK maple syrup — at home or wherever you may roam.

And the next time you go skiing up north and stay somewhere, be on the lookout for a special partnership we launched with Airbnb and other rental organizations where hosts receive bottles of SAPJACK syrup to stock at their respective properties. It’s a sweet campaign we think will make people sappy!

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