In the coming months trees will be tapped and buckets of maple syrup will be drained – instead of pouring that stuff onto your pancakes, we think you should use it in your glass. Maple syrup can make a great sweetening agent for cocktails. When used in place of simple syrup or agave nectar, it provides some lip-smacking sugar and some subtle notes of the season. For this week’s article on Tablespoon, we gathered up five recipes that make use of the ingredient. From a maple-spiked Hot Toddy to a sparkling cocktail that’s great if we hit an Indian Summer, click here to see some drink recipes that you should tap into.