Mead Slushies

Toby's Brew with frozen cherries

It’s been hot! In the search to stay cool, we’ve been blending mead with frozen fruit and ice. Our favorite pairings so far have been Mulled Over with blackberries and Toby’s Brew with cherries. Blackberries and cinnamon go surprisingly well together, and coffee lends a similar tannic feel to the cherries that you would get from chocolate. Pictured above is the latter. This is super easy to make and drink – all you need is a blender. Ice is optional – it helps to thicken the slushy, particularly if you want to use a larger amount of mead. This is also a great way to use up a bottle that’s been sitting around open for a bit too long and has begun to oxidize.

We use 2 cups frozen fruit, 1 cup mead, 1 cup ice. Adjust ratios as you see fit. Blend, drink, and find a friend with a pool.

Liquid Apple Pie

 

Mulled Over

It’s supposed to be spring, but as usual, our Vermont winter is still hanging around. Since night time is still chilly, and we are too cheap to turn up the heat in our house, we’ve been keeping warm with Mulled Over, heated up. Usually we just drink it by itself, but sometimes it’s nice to mix things up. Mulling spices go fabulously with apple – hence they are the same spices used in apple pie. So I made an adult beverage that is frankly more bourbon than apple or pie, but those flavors definitely come through! This is good hot or cold, by the way, just like pie. So drink it this summer too!

2 oz bourbon
1 oz Mulled Over
1 oz apple cider
1 drop orange bitters

Mix together, stick in microwave for 30 seconds, and garnish with a cinnamon stick or a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.