Adapted from Maine Mead Works.1-inch piece fresh ginger2 lime wedges, divided2 ounces cachaça (Brazilian rum)½ ounce HoneyMaker Semi-Sweet Meadsplash ginger beer (such as Captain Eli’s) 1. In a dry mixing glass, muddle the ginger and 1 lime wedge.2. Add the cachaca and mead and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with remaining lime wedge.Makes 1 serving Photograph by Sara Beth Nelson
This nibble consists of chili scented crispy kale plus bite-size pieces of pumpkin-sunflower seed granola; the pairing is an usual and addictive salty-sweet combo. Louis says the inspiration initially came from the Marcona almonds served at many tapas restaurants in Spain. The dish evolved to include local oats and kale; turning the oats and seeds into chunk-style granola, with a side of fried kale, gave a new England twist to the crunch offered by those almonds.
The winning cocktail of the 2013 Spring Craft Cocktail Competition by Neal Jacobs of Moxy, is a creative concoction of smoothness. Choosing to use the "Art in the Age" Spirit, Rhuby, as a base, it is enhanced by locally sourced liquor, rounding it out with a sleek flavor.