Maple syrup in a liqueur might sound cloying, but in fact it’s delicious and surprisingly refreshing, with toasty tones of vanilla, malt, and oak underlying the silky, maple flavors. If Quebec has terroir, you’ll find it in this bottle. Sip it neat, or use it as a topping: Sortilège really puts some punch in pancakes and waffles, and also makes a great drizzle for vanilla ice cream.

BUYER’S GUIDE


JUST DESSERTS CRÉME BRÛLÉE CREAM LIQUEUR, $18
Velvety and Rich
Serve in place of dessert

VILLA MASSA LIMONCELLO, $24
Tangy and Zesty
Refreshing after a large meal

SORTILÈGE, $25
Toasty and Malty
Pour over pancakes or vanilla ice cream+