Pumpkin spice’s time has come. A couple weeks back, the Chicago Tribune suggested that pumpkin spice, seated comfortably atop of the ruins of other autumn flavors, may soon topple and meet a long overdue end. But what will replace it?
Maple will. Specifically, maple syrup.
Starbucks has come out with a maple pecan latte, the Tribune notes. The article continues: “Mentions of maple as a flavor in nonalcoholic beverages on menus are up 86 percent this year over last, according to data from Technomic’s MenuMonitor, which tracks trends across chains and independent restaurants.” And as maple mentions rise, pumpkin mentions have fallen by 20 percent.
But let’s talk about what really matters: What will bartenders will be stirring into our drinks this fall? In honor of the impending maple takeover, here are four ways to mix it into your next cocktail.
Maple is the latest flavor trend, and it pairs perfectly with whiskey. What will bartenders be stirring into our drinks this fall? In honor of the impending maple takeover, here are four ways to mix it into your next cocktail.