Merquen Cuidado Cocktail

Merquen Cuidado Cocktail

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

1 minute


1 people

Maple is most definitely one of the hottest flavors this fall, threatening to dethrone pumpkin spice. Not only is maple a hot ingredient for many food dishes, it can also add sweet excitement to a favorite cocktail.

Courtesy of our friends at Runamok Maple, this recipe for a maple-influenced Cuidado—which means “caution” in Spanish.

The Merquen Infused Maple Syrup provides some chili pepper kick, balanced by the sweetness of the apricot jam and enhanced by the ginger beer. If you want to start slowly, start with a teaspoon of Merquen and taste before adding more.


Cuidado Cocktail

  • 1.5 ounches Lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 teaspoon Runamok (R) Maple Merquen Infused Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Apricot jam
  • 1 ounce Dark Rum
  • As Desired Ice
  • 1 ounce Ginger Beer


  • 1 Put lemon juice, maple syrup, apricot jam and dark rum in a tall glass.
  • 2 Stir until jam is dissolved.
  • 3 Add ice, then top with ginger beer and serve.


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