Cuidado Posted on 8 Aug 15:10 , 0 comments

Runamok Maple Merquén Infused Maple Syrup has a smoky chili pepper kick to it which makes for a very lively cocktail.  The apricot jam gives it a calming base of homey, sweetness which is promptly brought to attention by the spicy Merquén and piquant ginger beer. The rum provides a bridge for all of the flavors to meet in the middle.   If you want to tread lightly into this good concoction, start with just a teaspoon of Merquén and taste, then add more to your liking.

Cuidado means ‘caution’ in Spanish.  Prepare yourself for something unusual and truly delicious. 


  • 1 ½ oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Runamok Maple Merquén Infused Maple Syrup (or to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp apricot jam
  • 1 oz dark rum
  • ice
  • 1 oz ginger beer


  1. Put the first four ingredients in a tall glass and stir until the jam is dissolved
  2. Add ice then top with ginger beer and serve

Recipe and photo reprinted with the permission of Laura Sorkin and Runamok Maple