An ideal formula involves freshly extracted juice from the Sugar cane (readily available in India, but not
generally in the US at the present time):
10 oz. Fresh Sugar can juice (medium hot or cold)
2 Tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice
1/10 teaspoon cayenne (red pepper) or to taste
Another possible but lesser replacement could be pure sorghum. (Do not use for Diabetes). It does not
produce equal or close to the benefits of maple syrup.