Maple Syrup Coffee Liqueur

Those who love coffee, rum and North Woods maple syrup will be pleased to know there is a maple syrup coffee liqueur. Liqueur coffee comes with various sources of alcohol but Ardilla Negra from the Black Squirrel Distillery is the first use of maple syrup for this purpose. Buffalo Rising reports that a local distillery in Buffalo, New York has a new coffee liqueur product, Ardilla Negra Maple Coffee Liqueur. By the way, ardilla negra is Spanish for black squirrel.

The Buffalo distillery that is known for ingeniously using NY State maple trees to create its line of spirits, has struck sugary gold again. Black Squirrel Distillery is unveiling its third distilled product in the form of Ardilla Negra Maple Coffee Liqueur. The distillery, discretely camouflaged at the corner of Elmwood and Amherst, first opened a little over a year ago. Since that time, the outfit has been busy producing its initial varietal, Aged Maple Spirit, along with its spin-off product, Mapleshine.

The newest distilled masterpiece to utilize Grade A New York State maple syrup is sure to become a household favorite in no time. According to the distillers, the maple has been blended with a proprietary cold brew coffee blend and aged Caribbean rum, giving the concoction a completely unique flavor profile that will appeal to a wide variety of coffee, maple and/or rum fans.

If you want more info go to the Black Squirrel Distillery page. And if you are considering innovative ways to serve Ardilla Negra Maple Coffee Liqueur read a few of our articles about various coffee drinks with alcohol.

Irish Coffee

Irish coffee has been around for quite some time. We wrote about making the organic variety. But you can modify this recipe with maple syrup liqueur.

Organic All the Way

Start your organic Irish coffee with Panama Mountain Grown organic coffee or coffee from Colombia. You can order organic whiskey from if they do not have any at your local liquor store. Use organic brown sugar and organic whipping cream. Because of all the cooler ingredients you will be adding make sure that you start with hot coffee poured into a pre-heated glass. For each cup of organic Irish coffee use the following:

  • Coffee mug (A glass mug is traditional.)
  • Tablespoon
  • 4 ounces of hot coffee freshly ground and brewed organic coffee
  • 1 ounce of organic, preferably Irish, whiskey
  • 2 teaspoonful of brown sugar
  • 1 ounce of organic double cream whipped just lightly

The Steps

  • Have everything ready.
  • Warm your coffee mug.
  • Put the brown sugar into the glass and then add the hot organic coffee.
  • Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the whiskey and stir again.
  • Add the cream by pouring gently over the back side of the tablespoon so that the whipped cream sits on top of the coffee.
  • A little cinnamon and or nutmeg sprinkled on top of the whipped cream are an American addition to this treat and are optional.

If you want to spruce up your maple syrup coffee liqueur, consider using this liqueur instead of Irish whiskey and skipping the brown sugar.

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