I had visions of tapping all the birch trees in my yard but then I read the articles linked to above and learned that it takes 100 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup. So maybe I won't be doing that after all! As if I need another foraging habit to add to my obsessive berry-picking anyway.
But I will be getting myself a bottle of birch-syrup infused vodka for a camping and float tube fishing trip next week. Vodka tonics around the campfire sound awesome. Read more about the company that produces the vodka here.