Spiced Apple Martini
1 1/2 oz Skyy Cinnamon Clove Infused
1/4 oz apple cyser or cider
splash apple brandy
Rinse chilled martini glass with apple brandy and
pour out. In shaker combine vodka, cider and ice. Strain into glass
and garnish with apple slice.
Christmas Mead as served at the DIckens
1 bottle Pear Mead
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 slice of a sweetorange
8 whole cloves
4 sticks of cinnamon
1 whole nutmeg split in four
the ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a low simmering heat.
Allow to simmer for 30 minutes. Serve garnished with a couple of
the cloves, orange slice and cinamon stick. Makes an exceptional
replacement for eggnog gathered with friends around a warm fire.
This exceptional honey wine is
an excellent accompaniment to any dessert and lends itself to virtually
any dessert or poached fruit. Its semi-sweet character make this
wine a great choice to accompany spicy foods such as curry or used
as a base for marinades.
Poached Pear in Honey Wine - serves
4 Bartlett Pears, ripe
1 tbs Brown Sugar
1 tbs White sugar
1/8 tsp each cinnamon, nutmeg,
2 cups Pear Mead
1 cup heavy cream
Zest from 1 lemon
Prepare the ripe pears by peeling.
Leave the stem if possible. Cut the bottom of each pear to create
a flat surface which will hold the pear upright.
Add the Pear Mead to a sauce pan
that is deep enough to hold the upright pear wit hthe lid on. Over
a medium heat dissolve the brown sugar. Add the spices and stir.
When the sugar starts to bubble slowly add the Pear Mead. Bring
to a slow boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and place the pears
in the saucepan and cover. Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes or
until the pears are tender. Remove the pears and continue to simmer
until the liquid in the pan has been reduced so that it coats the
back of a spoon.
Whip the cream with the white sugar
until it stands firmly.
Spoon the sauce onto the plate
coating the surface well. Plate the pears so they stand upright,
spoon more sauce over each pear and add a spoonfull of the whipped
cream.. Garnish wth a sprig of mint and a sprinkle of the lemon
with Pear Mead
Use your favorite chocolate cake
recipe and prior to icing drizzle our Pear Mead on each layer. This
will add a delicious flavour of honey and pear to your cake an will
help to moisten the cake adding to the delicate texture that everyone
Pear Mead Roasted
1 - bottle of Pear Mead
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp giinger, clove, allspice
1 large chicken (3-4lbs)
large bowl (large enough for the
Place the Pear Mead, spices sugar
and ...into a large bowl. Stir until all of the ingredients are
dissolved. Place the chicken into the marinade and allow to marinate
over night in the refidgerator or for at least 2 hours. Longer is
When the chicken has been marinated
place it into a roasting pan or on a spit and cook until it is cooked
following the normal directions for the weight of the bird. Typically
20 -25 minutes per lb at 375F
Allow the chicken to rest for 20
minutes. You can then carve the chicken into peices, and serve on
a bed of rice.