“Colony Yoga” With Crystal Love in Movement
Next Session To Be Announced Soon!
Bee Healthy with our friend Crystal, who’s teamed up with us to add some extra culture and community to the Meadery in Portland with a unique, welcoming Yoga experience - future dates and times to be announced here. About 16 spots will be available. All levels welcome. The first session was scheduled strategically at 9:45 AM and ended just before opening time at the meadery, so don’t be shy about wanting to sample things in the tasting room! Cool details and Tickets to be found HERE!
Our Festive HoneyMaker® Wassail Recipe!
Wassail is an old world, hot seasonal drink associated with honey and apples (mead & cider!), mulled with spices that remind us today of the Holiday season. Wassailing was the tradition of caroling (and drinking) and sprinkling some of the delicious beverage at the base of apple trees to help ensure a good harvest.
To celebrate the hugely popular Holiday Prelude events that kick off every first weekend of December in Kennebunk, Maine, our man, Tom, played with a few Wassail recipes before coming up with one that fit the theme of our regular menu and worked very nicely with our Semi Sweet Mead. Tom’s idea was to make a hot, mulled cider with booze… that tasted like hot, mulled cider without the booze! Sounds delicious as hot mulled cider, now doesn’t it?
“Waes Hael!” ( Good Health! )
HoneyMaker ® Wassail Recipe
HoneyMaker ® Semi Sweet Mead
Mulling Spices: Dried Orange Peel, Cloves, Allspice, Cardamom pods.
Garnish: 1/2 Cinnamon Stick, Apple Slice
In a Crock Pot (or slowly heated to Hot on the stove top), add the desired amount of Apple Cider (fill the crock pot at least half full to keep the crock pot in good health). Add a good handful, per gallon of cider, of the mulling spices to the crock pot in a closed cheese cloth or larger tea bag. Heat the crock pot on High until the apple cider is nice and steamy, letting the mulling spice flavors infuse into the batch through the cloth pouch. (Do not add cinnamon or mead to the crock pot).
Into a heat proof mug or glass, pour separately...
1 part HoneyMaker ® Semi Sweet Mead (at room temperature)
2 parts (Hot) Apple Cider
Add half a cinnamon stick and one thin apple slice into the mug as a garnish and for a touch of those extra flavors.
Optional garnishes: Dash of nutmeg, apple slices, or orange slice. Still feeling creative? Spike some cloves into your orange rind.