Birch Syrup: A Maple Syrup Alternative

Birch syrup is a traditional Latvian treat that’s harvested just like maple syrup, but birch syrup only has a fraction of the sugar of maple syrup: one to two percent versus eight percent. Traditionally, you’d use birch sap to make lemonade, ferment it into wine, or add it to water for a refreshing cooler, but you can also cook it down into a syrup.