Warm your insides with this winning cocktail of the 2013 Fall Craft Cocktail Competition. The Cidre D'Anjou by Chris McClain of The Portsmouth Gas Light combines Cointreau and mulled cider making a smooth and comforting spirit. Perfect for your holiday celebrations!
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.